writer, speaker, advocate
Newly published in Sri Lanka!
Thelma Wheatley's first novel: TAMARIND SKY first published in Sri Lanka!
Thelma's novel was published in Sri Lanka by Vijitha Yapa Publications on September 19th 2017 at the Colombo International Book Fair. It was a great honour to be part of the Fair which attracts millions of participants each year.
TAMARIND SKY looks at inter-racial love and "mixed" marriage between British heroine Selena Jones and Eurasian Sinhalese Aidan Gilmor from colonial Ceylon (today Sri Lanka) in the 1960s in Toronto, and in British colonial Ceylon. Their stormy love crosses social boundaries and old mores. As relationships are revealed in the Gilmor family's secret past, the story moves to its ultimate tragic ending in Sri Lanka, and the characters realize they are on the wrong side of history. . .
Have I Wings to Fly
Short-listed for the Wales Book of the Year Award, 2014
Bronze Medal for Creative Non-Fiction, , Independent Publishers Awards North America, 2014.
MEDIA Award, Protective Services of Ontario, Canada. 2014.
An important expose of the segregation, neglect, and abuse of those with intellectual disabilities in the Huronia Regional Centre, as seen through the eyes of former patient Daisy Lumsden ...
My Sad is All Gone
The true story of Wheatley’s autistic son, Julian, and his struggle with violence and self-mutilation.
Buy the Books
Thelma's books are available online and in select book stores.