Sheila Wright is the author of several books about Suffolk people and places, also some wider ranging family sagas and biography. The books draw on conversations, interviews, local records, and other primary source material including letters, diaries, archive and war documents. She has an enduring interest in the experiences and events that comprise ‘ordinary’ lives: the hopes, challenges, temptations and small triumphs that beset every individual and make us who we are.
Sheila was born and educated in Leicester, coming with her husband and children to live and work in Suffolk in 1970. She taught in many village schools before retiring to give more time to research and writing. She is a Reader in the Church of England, and enjoys music, painting and keeping chickens.