Pseudonym: Sheila Connolly.
Sarah Atwell is the pen name of Sheila Connolly.
THROUGH A GLASS, DEADLY is her first book.
Sheila lives near Cape Cod, where there are plenty of
To learn more about Sheila, go to: www.sheilaconnolly.com
I've tried almost every craft at least once: knitting,
sewing, home renovation, upholstery, picture-framing,
chair-weaving...the list goes on. But glassmaking is
particularly fascinating to me. It's a challenging and
demanding craft, one that takes concentration, skill, and
luck. And the results are both beautiful and permanent.
I studied medieval art in college, and fell in love with
12th-century church windows. Even eight hundred years
later, they fill cold stone buildings with radiant light,
and they still inspire awe. Modern glassmaking has changed
very little: it takes the same basic materials, and a lot
of heat. And plenty of practice.
My character Em Dowell is both an artist and a
businesswoman, managing her own shop in the Factory District
in downtown Tucson, Arizona. She finds it hard enough to
juggle earning a living and making glass, even before she
finds a body in her studio.
Snake in the Glass, September 2009
Pane of Death, November 2008
Through a Glass, Deadly, March 2008