Sheila Dalton was born in England and immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of six. She has been published in many formats, including children's picture books and poetry, and has even ventured into drama, winning third prize for her play Legacy in the University of Toronto Playwriting Competition. Trial by Fire was Sheila's first YA novel and was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Newmarket, Ontario.
Trial By Fire
Winner of the Canadian Childrenâ€™s Book Centre Choice: Best Books for Kids & Teens
Seventeen year-old Nathan is running â€“ running from his past and running from his present. Raised by a white mother and never having known his native father, he must cope with prejudice and stereotypes. When he meets Sally, the beautiful outsider, he finds someone who believes in him. But when Sallyâ€™s house is put to the torch by an arsonist, suspicion falls on Nathan and he finds himself embroiled in an intrigue and murder that threaten to drive the two teenagers apart.