Eastbourne author publishes latest crime novel

Eastbourne based writer Sheila Bugler has released her latest crime fiction novel, writes Sophia Andersson-Gylden.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 1:48 pm
Sheila Bugler with her new book "I could be you" at her home in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-200130-105938008

I Could Be You – Sheila’s fourth book – is based on the main character Dee Doran and the investigation of her friend’s murderer.

The psychological thriller is told from Doran’s perspective who finds her friend’s corpse on the side of the road; nobody is who they are made out to be as the story unfolds.

Sheila spent years being mentored by established crime writer Martyn Wates and said, “Location is so important for stories and this is the first crime novel set in this town.”

The mother of two moved from Ireland in 1989 and has lived in Old Town with her family since 2013.

When she isn’t working for Ofcom, she spends her time writing at home, in cafes and in pubs.

The author said, “I’ve got a busy year with the second part of this series coming out in spring.”

To mark World Book Day, there will be an event hosted by Sheila at Eastbourne Library on Monday March 23 for those interested in meeting the author.

I Could Be You is selling in WHSmith, Amazon, theworks.co.uk online bookstore and will also be available in audio soon.

Sheila’s words of advice for aspiring novelists is, “Read a lot and don’t give up. You need to have thick skin because you’ll be rejected by publishers over and over again.”