Sheila Sobel is today’s featured ThrillerFest 2017 debut author. Read on to see how she answered our quirky questions about her new book Color Blind.

BookTrib: If you were on death row, what would be your last read? And why?

Sheila Sobel: If I were to ever find myself on death row, I would be reading the galleys for the book I had written while serving out my time, Life after Death.

All proceeds would of course be donated to the Innocence Project to assist in the defense of the wrongly convicted.

BT: If you were going to kill off your protagonist what method would you use?  And why?

SS: If I were to kill off my protagonist, my new protagonist would be the instrument of her death.

Could be the start of an interesting series!

BT: What is the all-time best thriller you have ever read? And why?

SS: The thriller that made me keep the lights on at night was The Poet by Michael Connelly.

As chilling today as it was twenty years ago when the book was released.

Head to Amazon to purchase Color Blind now!


COLOR BLIND Sheila SobelAfter the sudden death of her father, 17 year old April is sent to New Orleans to live with her Aunt Kate, a woman she has never met. After a cryptic conversation about family secrets, April sets out for the French Quarter, where she meets Miles, a cemetery tour guide.

At the tomb of Marie Laveau, April senses a connection with the infamous voodoo queen. Soon after, a mysterious voodoo shop owner suggests she can help April find peace amid the chaos. April must decide—is the woman crazy, or is this haunted city a place where the impossible comes true?


Sheila SobelAs a Senior Auditor for Warner Bros., Sheila Sobel oversaw production costs for films including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and the Matrix trilogy. After working on 70+ Independent and Studio movies, Sheila stepped away from the film business to complete her first YA novel. Sheila is also a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Children’s Book Writers-LA (CBW-LA) and Women in Film (WIF). When not writing, Sheila volunteers time walking dogs rescued by the Amanda Foundation. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two rescue dogs and two rescue cats.