S.L. Sheppard is a writer of poems, short stories, plays, and novels. Her poems and short stories have been published in magazines, and anthologies in The Bahamas and the United Kingdom. She has received international awards from Australia, the U.S., England, and Ireland for short fiction and poetry. Her novel, The Green Shutters, was chosen for the Bahamas Minister of Education Book Club. Her radio play Sisters was broadcast from Cool 96 Grand Bahama for twenty-eight episodes. Her Bahamian plays include Staff Room Gossip, The Woman from Nassau, You Never Go Back, With A Little Bit of Luck, Excess Baggage, Trapped in Marriage, Daddy’s Funeral, and In the Bedroom. The Left-Over Daughters is Sheppard’s second novel.