Sheila Peters has worked as a reporter, weaver, human-rights activist, and English instructor at Northwest Community College, where she also teaches creative writing. Her non-fiction book, Canyon Creek: A Script (1998), was published by Creekstone Press of Smithers, illustrated by Megan Hobson of Smithers. She later collaborated with artist Perry Rath for The Weather from the West (2007). In 2014, Peters published Shafted: A Mystery about an auxiliary cop named Margo Jamieson who investigates a local murder in Smithers with the help of a local historian. The conflicting agendas of an old prospector, a rich eco-activist, and a mess of misplaced desire take the two behind the picturesque façade of the town located in a mountainous region of northern British Columbia. The time period is the early 1990s when there are no cell phones or the Internet. The mystery must be solved with the use of old-fashioned paper files, face-to-face meetings and land line-based telephones to unravel a tangled web of festering grudges, phony mineral claims, blackmail and murder.

Peters' stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Prism international, Grain, Room of One's Own, and Event. She lives in Smithers, British Columbia. In August of 2014 she started hosting a Smithers Community Radio Show called In the Shadow of the Mountain on Friday mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 on CICK 93.9 FM. Writers talk about and read from their work and share tunes they like with listeners online and in podcasts.


Canyon Creek: A Script (Creekstone, 1998)
Tending the Remnant Damage (Beach Holme, 2001).
The Weather from the West (Creekstone Press, $24, 2007), poems by Sheila Peters and paintings by Perry Rath. 978-0-9783195-0-2
The Taste of Ashes (Caitlin, 2012) 978-1-894759-77-9
Shafted: A Mystery (Creekstone, 2014) 978-0-9783195-8-8

PHOTO: Sheila Peters

[BCBW 2014] "Fiction" "Poetry"