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Sheila Stories - #18  - Honor Ride with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories - #18 - Honor Ride with storyteller Pat Kelly

November 4, 2019

Sheila Stories #018 -- Honor Ride 

In the story Honor Ride, Sheila continues to manage the entertainment program for injured soldiers and anxiously waits for news from Jesse Flynn.

Do you love The Sheila Stories? Tell your friends. They can subscribe to the podcast or find the full collection on Amazon US. For those in Australia, click for Amazon here. Other markets? Go to Amazon and type The Sheila Stories by Patrick Kelly into the search bar.

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

 

About the Sheila Stories

If you like historical fiction, World War II novels, adventures that take place in Australia, or a good old-fashioned love story, then The Sheila Stories Podcast is for you.

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.

 

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/

 

Sheila Stories - #17  - A Writer by Training

Sheila Stories - #17 - A Writer by Training

October 28, 2019

Sheila Stories #017 -- A Writer by Training 

In the story A Writer by Training, Sheila takes a group of injured soldiers to the races at Randwick and meets Jesse Flynn, an American war reporter for the Stars and Stripes.

Do you love The Sheila Stories? Tell your friends. They can subscribe to the podcast or find the full collection on Amazon US. For those in Australia, click for Amazon here. Other markets? Go to Amazon and type The Sheila Stories by Patrick Kelly into the search bar.

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

 

About the Sheila Stories

If you like historical fiction, World War II novels, adventures that take place in Australia, or a good old-fashioned love story, then The Sheila Stories Podcast is for you.

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.

 

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/

 

Sheila Stories - #16  - Sean Riker with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories - #16 - Sean Riker with storyteller Pat Kelly

October 21, 2019

Sheila Stories #016 -- Sean Riker 

In the story Sean Riker, Sheila becomes reacquainted with a childhood friend and surfs at Bondi Beach.

Do you love The Sheila Stories? Tell your friends. They can subscribe to the podcast or find the full collection on Amazon US. For those in Australia, click for Amazon here. Other markets? Go to Amazon and type The Sheila Stories by Patrick Kelly into the search bar.

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

 

About the Sheila Stories

If you like historical fiction, World War II novels, adventures that take place in Australia, or a good old-fashioned love story, then The Sheila Stories Podcast is for you.

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.

 

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/

 

Sheila Stories - #15  - Home  -  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories - #15 - Home - with storyteller Pat Kelly

October 14, 2019

Sheila Stories #015 -- Home 

In the story Home, Sheila returns to Sydney to spend time with her parents.

Do you love The Sheila Stories? Tell your friends. They can subscribe to the podcast or find the full collection on Amazon US. For those in Australia, click for Amazon here. Other markets? Go to Amazon and type The Sheila Stories by Patrick Kelly into the search bar.

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

 

About the Sheila Stories

If you like historical fiction, World War II novels, adventures that take place in Australia, or a good old-fashioned love story, then The Sheila Stories Podcast is for you.

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.

 

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/

 

Sheila Stories - #14 - Battle of the Beaches with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories - #14 - Battle of the Beaches with storyteller Pat Kelly

October 7, 2019

Sheila Stories #014 -- Battle of the Beaches 

In the story Battle of the Beaches, the ambulance drivers in Tamworth follow the news closely as Australian and American forces fight the Japanese on the beaches of New Guinea.

Do you love The Sheila Stories? Tell your friends. They can subscribe to the podcast or find the full collection on Amazon US. For those in Australia, click for Amazon here. Other markets? Go to Amazon and type The Sheila Stories by Patrick Kelly into the search bar.

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

If you like historical fiction, World War II novels, adventures that take place in Australia, or a good old-fashioned love story, then The Sheila Stories Podcast is for you.

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 - #13  - Milne Bay with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories - #13 - Milne Bay with storyteller Pat Kelly

September 30, 2019

Sheila Stories #013 -- Milne Bay 

In the story Milne Bay, Sheila anxiously awaits news from Colin who is now fighting in New Guinea. At the military hospital in Tamworth, Sheila meets a soldier with malaria who fought on the Kokoda Trail Campaign.

 

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

If you like historical fiction, World War II novels, adventures that take place in Australia, or a good old-fashioned love story, then The Sheila Stories Podcast is for you.

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 #012 —  Lazy —  with storyteller Pat Kelly

Sheila Stories #012 — Lazy — with storyteller Pat Kelly

September 23, 2019

Sheila Stories #012 -- Lazy

In the story Lazy, Sheila and Colin are reunited for their honeymoon in Surfer’s Paradise, and Colin tells Sheila what is was like to fight during the Siege of Tobruk.

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 #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.