Self-employment, taxes and accountants

In 2014, I published my first book, and I chose to do so as an independent author. Little did I realize how daunting April 15th would become again (I didn’t receive my first royalty check until 2015). Last year, I tossed receipts here and there – sometimes in the garbage. I didn’t print the ones emailed to me. Nor did … Read More

Meet the newest addition to my family

Please welcome Jeffrey* to my family. I adopted him from 9 Lives Cat Rescue and hope he’ll keep Kit occupied so I can type without fighting off attacks on my hands. Unfortunately, that means losing more desk space or spending time keeping Jeffrey off my desk and off my keyboard. Those who have young cats understand. A few weeks ago, … Read More

Cancel RT Booklovers’ Signing in Las Vegas

I will be unable to attend 2016 RT Booklovers’ Conference in Las Vegas, NV in April. If you were planned to purchase a signed paperback, contact me at authorsheilakell@gmail.com, and I’ll get one to you with a surprise. For those who are attending, it is a wonderful experience to not only visit with your favorite authors but to meet new … Read More

Do you speed?

I am amazed at the answer I typically receive when I ask that question. It is a resounding, “No!” My question then is, “Who the hell is always flying by me on the road or pulled over by the police/trooper?” I admit that I have been known to speed. Why lie? I have tickets as evidence of my law-breaking. The … Read More

2016 is here

The parties are over. The resolutions are made. The plans are developed. Now, it’s time to get down to business. I don’t know about you, but thinking about how I will implement the changes all at once is overwhelming. I would imagine that is why many people fail. Well, that and chocolate donuts. Who can fault them for that? Approximately … Read More

Missing

Have you ever had a pet wander off and get lost? As a pet-owner, it can be gut-wrenching worrying about the animal especially if they are normally inside pets. If you live in the woods like I do and neighbors are not close, or within sight, the worry and guilt, because they are yours to care for, can be not … Read More

My birthday celebration

I am celebrating my birthday (and HIS Desire’s anniversary) at this event Nov 5, 7pm-9pm EST. Sweet n Sassy November Author Takeover on Facebook I’ve planned lots of fun and prizes, and I hope to see you there! The more attending, the greater the prizes so invite your friends and drag them there. You may leave the party-poopers at home. … Read More

HIS DESIRE One-year Publiversary Celebration

In honor of HIS DESIRE: An HIS Novel’s one-year publiversary, all books in Sheila Kell’s HIS series are on sale for 99¢/99p Nov 3-9! Tour Organizer: https://www.facebook.com/hottreepromotions Will Jesse Hamilton, head of Hamilton Investigation and Security, Inc, (HIS), keep reluctant FBI Special Agent Kate Ross safe when his past and his heart have placed them in jeopardy? ★★★★★ “A must … Read More

What’s new

I recently hired AuthorsDesigns to improve my website, and I am happy to say you will find some excellent additions. My signing schedule has been added, FAQs, fun stuff from the women in the Hamilton family and more. Hover over ‘Meet Sheila’ or ‘Extras’ to find the new fun. What’s happening in the world of HIS? The bestselling novel HIS … Read More