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Sheila Stories #011 —  Storms —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #011 — Storms — with storyteller Pat Kelly

September 16, 2019

Sheila Stories #011 -- Storms

In Thomas's world:

Thomas steps up to the plate with Chris.

And in Sheila’s world:

While driving her ambulance to answer an emergency call, Sheila encounters an accident in a flash flood.

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these triggers excite you, listen in, because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers.

Learns to shoot a rifle.

Almost drowns.

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake.

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station.

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba.

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW II.

Drives an ambulance.

Risks her life to save another.

Helps disabled servicemen.

Marries a soldier.

Moves to America.

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey.

Teaches patience to a child.

And opens a surf shop.

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You'll have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #010 —  Frontline News —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #010 — Frontline News — with storyteller Pat Kelly

September 9, 2019

Sheila Stories #010 -- Frontline News

In Thomas's world:

Thomas and Chris engage in a good-natured push-pull contest on the porch.

And in Sheila’s world:

Sheila drives an ambulance at a military hospital in Tamworth. When injured soldiers from the Middle East arrive, she gets firsthand news of Colin McKechnie and the Eighteenth Brigade.

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these triggers excite you, listen in, because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers.

Learns to shoot a rifle.

Almost drowns.

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake.

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station.

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba.

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW II.

Drives an ambulance.

Risks her life to save another.

Helps disabled servicemen.

Marries a soldier.

Moves to America.

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey.

Teaches patience to a child.

And opens a surf shop.

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You'll have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #009 —  You’re in the AWAS Now —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #009 — You’re in the AWAS Now — with storyteller Pat Kelly

September 2, 2019

Sheila Stories #009 -- You're in the AWAS Now

Episode #009 begins Part Two of The Sheila Stories, which take place almost entirely in New South Wales.

The first story of Part Two is You're in the AWAS Now:

 

In Thomas's world:

He frets about telling his daughters the stories from the war years.

And in Sheila’s world:

Colin fights in the Middle East, and Sheila joins the Australian Women's Army Service.

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these triggers excite you, listen in, because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers.

Learns to shoot a rifle.

Almost drowns.

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake.

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station.

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba.

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW II.

Drives an ambulance.

Risks her life to save another.

Helps disabled servicemen.

Marries a soldier.

Moves to America.

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey.

Teaches patience to a child.

And opens a surf shop.

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You just might have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #008 —  Waiting —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #008 — Waiting — with storyteller Pat Kelly

August 26, 2019

Sheila Stories #008 -- Waiting

In Thomas’s world:

Thomas reveals to Chris the source of the Sheila Stories.

And in Sheila’s world:

As the war in Europe rages, Sheila follows the news closely to learn what happens to Colin McKechnie and the Eighteenth Brigade.

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these characteristics excites you, listen in because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers

Learns to shoot a rifle

Almost drowns

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW 2

Drives an ambulance

Risks her life to save another

Helps disabled servicemen

Marries a soldier

Moves to America

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May New Jersey

Teaches patience to a child

And opens a surf shop

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You just might have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #007 —  Fresh Faces and Crisp Uniforms with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #007 — Fresh Faces and Crisp Uniforms with storyteller Pat Kelly

August 19, 2019

Sheila Stories #007 -- Fresh Faces and Crisp Uniforms

In Thomas’s world:

April surprises Thomas when she invites Chris to join them for the nightly telling of the Sheila Stories.

And in Sheila’s world:

Sheila surfs the beaches south of Brisbane on holiday and receives some big news from Colin McKechnie.

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these characteristics excites you, listen in because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers

Learns to shoot a rifle

Almost drowns

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW 2

Drives an ambulance

Risks her life to save another

Helps disabled servicemen

Marries a soldier

Moves to America

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May New Jersey

Teaches patience to a child

And opens a surf shop

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You just might have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #006 —  A Fast and Steady Ride —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #006 — A Fast and Steady Ride — with storyteller Pat Kelly

August 12, 2019

Sheila Stories #006 -- A Fast and Steady Ride -- with storyteller Pat Kelly

In Thomas’s world:

Thomas and Chris have a second more intimate conversation.

And in Sheila’s world:

While riding her pony Kirra in the Western Downs, Sheila is pulled into the flash flood created by a violent storm.

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these characteristics excites you, listen in because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers

Learns to shoot a rifle

Almost drowns

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW 2

Drives an ambulance

Risks her life to save another

Helps disabled servicemen

Marries a soldier

Moves to America

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May New Jersey

Teaches patience to a child

And opens a surf shop

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You just might have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #005 —  Dingoes —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #005 — Dingoes — with storyteller Pat Kelly

August 5, 2019

Sheila Stories #005 -- Dingoes -- with storyteller Pat Kelly

In Thomas’s world:

Natalie and April surprise Thomas as they seek to bring Chris closer into the family.

And in Sheila’s world:

On a prospecting trip to the Western Downs, Sheila’s truck breaks down and she must wait overnight for help. Then the dingoes arrive. 

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these characteristics excites you, listen in because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers

Learns to shoot a rifle

Almost drowns

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW 2

Drives an ambulance

Risks her life to save another

Helps disabled servicemen

Marries a soldier

Moves to America

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May New Jersey

Teaches patience to a child

And opens a surf shop

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You just might have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #004 —  The Stock and Station Agent —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #004 — The Stock and Station Agent — with storyteller Pat Kelly

July 29, 2019

Sheila Stories #004 -- The Stock and Station Agent

In Thomas’s world:

Chris Carbone—an attractive woman in her thirties—moves into the spare apartment, a development that Thomas finds awkward.

And in Sheila’s world, she continues to expand her holdings which piques the interest of a stock and station agent named Colin McKechnie.

Read the story in its entirety without commentary at patrickkellystories.com

 

About the Storyteller

Pat lives in Austin. He likes to cook dinner with his wife, listen to any kind of good music, and take long walks in beautiful places.

Pat is the author of four Joe Robbins novels and a college crime story titled Only Yes Means Yes. You can find Pat’s work on Amazon under his author name Patrick Kelly. Learn more about Pat’s writing at his website:

https://www.patrickkellystories.com/

 

About the Sheila Stories

Do you love Australians?

Do you love the greatest generation? The men and women who did their part to fight and win World War II?

Or maybe you just love adventure stories with a strong female lead.

If any of these characteristics excites you, listen in because you’ll love the Sheila Stories.

Here is a quick overview: 

The framework is a classic story within story:

The outer layer is formed by a widower—Thomas—and his two young daughters, Natalie and April. Thomas is concerned because the girls don’t have a strong female figure in their lives, so he starts telling them the Sheila Stories, a series of adventures involving an Australian woman in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s.

But Sheila is no ordinary woman

At the age of eighteen, she comes into some money and leaves a comfortable home in Sydney to buy a sheep farm in Queensland.

At that’s just the beginning for during the course of the stories, Sheila

Befriends aboriginal farm workers

Learns to shoot a rifle

Almost drowns

Fights dingos and a poisonous snake

Buys a ten thousand acre cattle station

Dances to big band music in Toowoomba

Joins the Australian Women’s Army Service in WW 2

Drives an ambulance

Risks her life to save another

Helps disabled servicemen

Marries a soldier

Moves to America

Runs a bed and breakfast in Cape May New Jersey

Teaches patience to a child

And opens a surf shop

  

I invite you to put your cares aside for thirty minutes a week and join me on a great journey.

Strike out to find your fortune at the age of eighteen.

Fight for a worthy cause.

Fall in love.

Experience the heartbreak of loss.

Laugh. Cry. Feel the salt air on your face as you ride your surfboard on the beaches of Sydney.

You just might have the time of your life.

Sheila Stories #003 — The Eastern Brown Snake — with Storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #003 — The Eastern Brown Snake — with Storyteller Pat Kelly

July 22, 2019

In Thomas's world:

Thomas interviews a woman-Chris Carbone-as a prospective tenant for the spare apartment, but he is intimidated because she is attractive. However, Natalie and April fall in love with Chris’s dog, Trixie.

And in Sheila's world:

Sheila expands her operation by purchasing a dairy farm where she comes face to face with a deadly Eastern Brown Snake.

Sheila Stories #002 — Darling Downs — with Storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #002 — Darling Downs — with Storyteller Pat Kelly

July 22, 2019

In Thomas' world:

Natalie and April beg their father to allow them to have a dog like the one in the first Sheila story, but Thomas is reluctant because of the cost.

And in Sheila's world:

In the second story, Sheila struggles to ride a pony and realizes she needs the help of Tom and his family to survive as a farmer.