Shelia Stovall

Shelia Stovall is a small-town librarian in a Southern state, and she enjoys reading stories almost as much as she loves writing them. Shelia’s roots, profession, and life observation have given her an understanding of community and women’s friendships, which she loves to include in her books. Her writing deals with difficult contemporary issues, but there’s always a thread of hope amid the calamity.

Shelia has devotionals published in three Worthy Inspired books: The Wonders in Nature (2016), Just Breathe (2017), and So God Made a Dog (2017). Her short story, The Barber’s Sanctuary, won the fiction division of Kentucky Monthly’s sixth annual Writer’s Showcase in the November 2013 issue. Shelia is a weekly columnist for the Citizen-Times, based in Scottsville, Kentucky.

She is a member of ACFW, president of the Middle Tennessee ACFW chapter, a member of the Kentucky Public Library Association, and the American Library Association.

Shelia is passionate about African missions and she’s traveled to both Niger and Kenya to serve on eight short-term mission teams since 2011.

Working with youth is important to Shelia. She and other community leaders developed the Pridmasters Student Leadership-Ambassador program in the Allen County-Scottsville Kentucky School District where she continues to serve on the advisory board.

Married for thirty-six years, her husband, Michael Stovall, is her best friend. Their two adult children live in neighboring communities, and Shelia’s favorite pastime is spending time with her two adorable grandsons, Matthew and Jacob, and her precious granddaughter, Wren. Her favorite book? Why, that’s usually the one in her hand.


Most Recent Project: Every Day Filled with Hope (Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., 2022)


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Represented by Tim Beals