About Sheila


I was born in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), grew up in British Columbia, and have lived in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Cambridge (England), and Halifax.

These days, I live with my husband, Bob, and Shichon, Teddy, in a home in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

Sheila Martin

Sheila Martin

Writing and publishing have always been part of my life. I could read at age three and by 11, I was publishing a family newspaper.

I received an honors degree in sociology from Simon Fraser University, and I guess I’ve always had a curiosity about other cultures, and other ways of doing things.

In 1986, my sister Toni and I co-authored and self-published a cookbook called Food from the Heart … which we sold at craft fairs, giving away samples of Toni’s scrumptious Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, to attract hungry buyers. We called our publishing company Sea Breeze Press.

Three years later, while I was working on a book to help survivors of death in the family, my sister was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Toni lived to help celebrate the publication of that book, but a few months after her second surgery, she died. I miss her every day.

In honour of our long-ago publishing venture, Sea Breeze Press, I called my online company, Sea Breeze Digital Publishing.

Our Newest Projects

My husband and I have published many print books and eBooks and websites over the years. Our most recent projects are:

Moving for Busy Women – Moving made a lot easier! Check out my online video course, pretty printable checklists, and eBook on Amazon Kindle. Filled with practical tips on decluttering, garage sales, packing, unpacking, and much more.

Moving for Busy Women - video course

Oh, Yes! Designs – Warm & whimsical accessories + decor for Dreamers & Doers,  Creatives & Entrepreneurs. Unique gift ideas for everyday joy and inspiration.

Oh Yes Designs website

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