Sheilah Roberts Lukins


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I think that everyone would agree that Newfoundlanders come from a unique place with a unique people and history. Known as the country of Newfoundland to my father and his forefathers, it became a province of Canada in 1949. I was born a Canadian, but my Newfoundland roots grow much deeper. Among all Newfoundlanders is a deep pride of place. This pride and love of the island's history colours all my writing.

My first two books, For Maids Who Brew and Bake and Rain, Drizzle, and Fog are non-fiction. As a beginning writer, this seemed to be the easiest thing to start with. Boy, was I mistaken. These books took years to complete with so much material to read through and so many decisions to make with regards to what content to include. The organization of these books was perhaps the hardest part of writing them. This did not stop me, however, and I am now working on a third non-fiction work.

Full Speed Ahead: Errol's Bell Island Adventure, my first children's book, is coming out this fall. I have a YA novel that I've been working on for years. Not sure if that will ever see the light of day!

Errol has Arrived! Full Speed Ahead: Errol's Bell Island Adventure Signings will take place at the following times and locations:

  • November 12th 10am-11:30am at Jack Byrne Arena
  • November 13th 12 - 1:30m at Chapters on Kenmount Rd.
  • November 13th 2:30 - 4:00pm at Coles in the Avalon Mall
  • November 20th 2:00 - 4:00 at Costco
  • November 27th 12 - 1:30 at Coles in the Village Mall

  • The story of a small mouse on a big boat (well to him anyway). Errol’s Bell Island Adventure is a ‘first chapter book' for ages 7 and up. A story full of narrow escapes and dogged determination, it’s ‘full speed ahead’ for this intrepid rodent.

    When I wanted to learn more about Bell Island and the mines, I read Gail Weir's book The Miners of Wabana - The Story of the Iron Ore Miners of Bell Island. This book is available from Breakwater Books.

    Gail also has a fascinating webpage started on the history and heritage of Bell island. Check it out at

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