Career-driven Rachel McGivney's uncomplicated motto is: No men! No kids! And no pets! Then her highschool crush returns to town with an orphaned kid and dog in tow, throwing herorganized life into chaos. (Sweet, contemporary romance trilogy: Book 1)
Author, artist, and retired teacher, Sherile Reilly has jet boated in New Zealand, climbed the Temple of a Thousand Columns at Chichen Itza, ballooned over the table lands of Northern Australia, and poised for a photographer among the columns of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.
As a teacher, she read to children and as a world traveller, she collected stories and soon began to create her own, first for her students, and then for adults.
Not tied to any one genre, Sherile writes Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction, Paranormal Romance and Time Travel. She's even published two children's Middle Grade books. Quite a variety!
My first career was as an elementary school teacher.
One year I had a boy placed in my class who didn’t like me and unfortunately, the feeling was mutual.
I suggested to administration that they place him in a different class but the Assistant Principal informed me that I’d be good for the boy and left him in my class.
In June, when all the other kids had left for summer holidays, the boy stayed at his desk and he said point blank, “I didn’t like you at the beginning of the year”. (Don’t you love how kids get right to the point? I love their honesty.)
I thought a moment and decided to be honest with him too. I shared that he wasn’t my favorite student at the beginning of the year, either.
We both accepted the idea that we could change our minds. We had a newfound mutual respect and appreciation.
Over the years, I never forgot that boy. I decided I needed to write a story about a woman who didn’t want a particular child. I wanted to show the love, understanding and self-confidence that grew in both characters as they got to know and love each other.
Jamie's Choice: Bringing Jamie Home Trilogy Part One
I scanned the room, searching for the kid, but he was nowhere in sight. I don’t know if I was delighted or disappointed. Maybe I didn’t want to totally seem like the crabby neighbor lady from across the street, and maybe I sort of wanted to make amends for getting so mad at his dog ... but a dog had to know his place, just like a child.