Sheila Englehart is an author and practical tarot reader who grew up in the snow belt of western New York, spent her corporate life in South Florida, then turned “half back” by settling in North Carolina.

She wore many hats in the corporate sector. In between she’s written short stories to feature film scripts to novels and back again. She gravitated to ghost stories and paranormal suspense, married in one of the most haunted hotels in St. Augustine, and traveled through the Bermuda Triangle several times dying to know what happened to thousands of vanished vessels like Flight 19. She learned to read tarot in her twenties as a development tool and then was certified in hypnotherapy.

Her first novel Warning Signs explores the consequences of dabbling in spirit communication. It won Best Paranormal Fiction at the 2013 Mother Vine Festival. Ursa Rising follows a group of damaged rockers who find themselves with the help of a psychic healer.

She is a member of Tarosophy Tarot Association.



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With a hit single and a debut album climbing the Billboard charts - Ursa’s star is on the rise. Then a freak accident shoots it out of the sky. Vanessa Nash is desperate to know the father she lost that night, and the secret he took with him to the grave. To graduate Columbia, she needs to turn in a short film, the perfect excuse to track down her dad’s old band. After ten years, she isn’t sure what she’ll find – reformed bad boys or aging has-beens dying their hair to keep the dream alive, refusing to take off their sunglasses. Benny’s singing voice is gone. Bud is blamed for killing every band he’s drummed with since Ursa’s end. And, fresh from prison, Chris only wants to rock until his lights go out, which might be any day now. The band may be finished, but the brotherhood is still breathing. When word gets out that Benny is helping Chris get back on his feet, speculation about an Ursa reunion draws lightning to their doorstep. But it is not until a mystery woman lands on them like a meteor that they are forced to revisit the phenomenon known as The Ursa Curse.

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Ursa Rising: "Here comes a Rock and Roll tale! Every year around the world numerous rock bands take shape and disband at the same time. What is it that leads to the success and failure of a Rock band? The story is well-researched and you could feel the life and death of a Rock band and the unusual tales of people behind it. The conversational style of writing is good as it keeps the characters lively but too many dialogues sometimes makes it lengthy in some parts. The plot is exciting but is very predictable until a little before the last pages where there are shocking revelations in the story. Overall it is an entertaining work and would sure remind many of their college days!..."

C.Sreedevan, Team TRE, The Readers Express Rating: ✪✪✪✰✰

"Warning Signs will grab your interest from the beginning and keep you turning pages as you can’t wait to know what happens next. Ms. Englehart has a gift not just for writing, but for fleshing her characters and scenes out and interweaving different parts of the story in a way that makes the events real and whets your appetite for more. This novel will introduce you to some metaphysical and spiritual concepts in an authentic and non-Hollywood, stereotypical way, in keeping what authentic metaphysical practitioners experience."

Diane Brandon, Radio Host, Author of "Invisible Blueprints: Intuitive Insights for Fulfillment in Life"

"This is a terrific, sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying book, and I recommend it to any fan of urban fantasy, supernatural, or just plain good writing out there."

Mary Ann Peden-Coviello -- freelance editor,

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