Ames Sheldon's World War II historical fiction traces the impact of war on an American family long after the guns have stopped firing. Hear her talk August 26, 2019 about achieving her dream of writing award-winning fiction on The Joys of Binge Reading's latest episode.
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On April 8, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Eleanor’s Wars won the Independent Book Publishers Association’s 2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Best New Voice: Fiction !!!

On November 13, 2019, Don't Put the Boats Away was named a finalist in  Historical Fiction by the 2019 Best Book Awards.

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Ames Tuscon Festival

Upcoming Events 2020


February 20, 2020, 6 p.m. Rosemount Area Arts Council Meet the Author, Robert Trail Library, 14395 So. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN

March 15, 2020, 2 p.m. The Irreverent Bookworm, 5163 Bloomington Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN -- CANCELED


Interviews and Talks

Listen to an interview with Ames Sheldon by Prairie Public Radio on April 24, 2018 Public Radio

View Ames's presentation on “Women at the Very Heart of the Great War” at the White Bear Lake Library on January 28, 2019.