Before he was able to begin fulfilling his lifetime ambition of writing on a full time basis, Terry Sheils devoted himself to thirty-five years of teaching drama and English at the high school level. He also found himself coordinating the Dramatic Arts and Theater Arts programs across the city of North York for six years, running workshops in drama and education for the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers' Association across Canada, writing and performing in early educational television, writing plays for student production and becoming virtually the curriculum writer-in-residence for the North York Board of Education.
Terry was born in Toronto, Canada in 1935 and still resides there with his wife of 43 years. They have two mostly grown daughters. He is also an interesting case of literary multiple personality, for he writes such varied genres as dark fantasy/horror (Butterfly House and Knights Tiger) as T. K. Sheils, zany murder mysteries (Poe the Musical, Par for the Corpse and Modem Operandi) as Terry Sheils, paranormal romantic fantasy (Ghost Writer for Awe-Struck Books and Gift of the Seas for LtdBooks) also as Terry, and erotic historical novels (Dreams for the Wind) as T. S. Kingsley. Moreover, he says he has 27 more manuscripts awaiting publication...some even mainstream.
Par for the Corpse
Oona Blackwell (née Wdnyzkoscdckyzny) had her mind set on winning the local ladies' golf tournament and going on to the District Finals. Indeed, it seems, even death cannot stop her, for when her body is discovered, murdered, on the fourteenth tee, she has apparently scored a par -- after her death on the thirteenth hole.
Hunter Knox is a faceless
amateur sleuth whom no one can remember unless they think
he's someone else or they have made love to him. Thus when
Melonie Price, Games Captain at the Carleigh Falls G.&
C.C., calls on him to solve Oona's murder, one immediately
knows into which category she falls. In the course of his
investigation, Hunter adopts many roles -- including that
of an expert on the Rules of the Royal and Ancient Game
and Country Singer Horne Payne. And his investigations are
assisted -- or obstructed? -- by such characters as Oona's
two sisters and a brother (Duella, Tracy, and Forsythe
Wdnyzkoscdckyzny) and the local semi-retired policeman,
Elmer Fitkin (or, possibly Firkin). Another improbable,
hilarious Hunter Knox romp of a mystery.