Novels To Die For

Sketchy Characters draws a five-star, rave review from Readers’ Favorite!

Sheila McGraw’s Sketchy Characters is a page-turner about a character who has to question the sincerity of everyone around her as she strives desperately to escape the schemes of a serial killer. Jobless, broke, and homeless, Marilyn finds new opportunities to advance her life beyond her wildest dreams, albeit at a great cost. The first…

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The cutting edge! The Literary Titan Book Award for Mystery/Suspense goes to The Knife Thrower’s Wife.

A HUGE thank you to the folks at Literary Titan for their unending dedication to books, authors, publishers, and booksellers! And an additional gigantic thank you for bestowing the Literary Titan Book Award for Mystery-Suspense to The Knife Thrower’s Wife. —Thanks for stopping by!Score your copy of The Knife Thrower’s Wife Check out more Novels…

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Sketchy Characters draws four stars – Literary Titan’s max – in their stunning review!

Marilyn is a young woman who finds herself homeless and jobless in less than 24 hours due to the rain that has just flooded the entire city of Huston. Her friend Fran offers help by letting Marilyn stay at her place while she gets back on her feet again. Before Marilyn arrives at Fran’s, Fran…

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Author Interview: Sheila McGraw; The Knife Thrower’s Wife

The Knife Thrower’s Wife follows a woman that, after failing to save her marriage after his infidelity, ends up the prime suspect in his mysterious murder. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story? While many mystery novels start with the discovery of a dead body, I deliberately opened the book [The Knife…

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A Giveaway and a 5-star Review

Book Giveaway on GoodReads As of today 1450 mystery buffs have entered to win one of 25 copies of The Knife Thrower’s Wife on GoodReads. Winners have been selected for this giveaway, keep checking back for the next one! And this Happened: Chick Lit Cafe gave The Knife Thrower’s Wife 5 stars and a fantastic…

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The Knife Thrower’s Wife Foreword/Clarion Reviews

  The Knife Thrower’s Wife is an intriguing tale about love gone wrong. In Sheila McGraw’s energetic, polished mystery The Knife Thrower’s Wife, cracks begin to appear in a long marriage. Successful freelance illustrator Julia seems to live a charmed life in a beautiful home in the Houston suburbs. She loves her husband, Austin, though…

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The Knife Thrower’s Wife A Novel Finds a Home Part 2

This domestic-suspense mystery novel set in the Houston Texas area, is the riveting story of one woman’s mid-life coming of age. The Knife Thrower’s Wife has been acquired by an Austin Texas publisher and is due to be released around the end of September 2020.

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The Knife Thrower’s Wife A Novel Finds a Home Part 1

THE KNIFE THROWER’S WIFE Excited to report that The Knife Thrower’s Wife is coming soon! This domestic-suspense mystery novel is a departure from my usual craft and kids’ books.    Set in the Houston Texas area, The Knife Thrower’s Wife is the riveting story of one woman’s mid-life coming of age. The Knife Thrower’s Wife has…

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Hi! I'm Sheila McGraw. Welcome, and thank you for visiting. I began my career toiling in the “sequin-mines” of advertising and fashion houses as an illustrator and copywriter. Then, in 1986, Firefly Books approached me to illustrate a little book titled, Love You Forever.

Welcome hyper-typers and paint-slingers to my blog about writing, illustrating, and publishing books for kids and adults; art, crafting, and whatever else tickles my fancy.

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