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Shiela Martina keaise

Shiela Martina Keaise was born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina. She is the product of South Carolina Universities receiving a Bachelor of Science from Claflin University, a Masters of Science from South Carolina State University, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Ms. Shiela has worked as Children’s Librarian for more than 20 years at the Colleton County Memorial Library. She enjoys singing, acting, and writing, which she incorporates on a regular basis. Ms. Shiela is known around the state as the Singing Storyteller. Shiela Martina is the pen name (and preferred name) for the Hannah and Dexter series. However, she has written 11 children’s books and 1 adult book. Miss Shiela’s thought provoking children’s book shows the effects of working together, promoting literacy, encouraging respect of individual differences, and accepting one another’s opinions. 

SOME(BUT NOT LIMITED TO) CHARACTERS THAT I PLAY ARE:

  • Cinderella
  • Rosa Parks
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Esther
  • Angels Sent by God
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Sally Hemings
  • Pickin' Peas
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
  • Wild About Learning
  • What Fiction Means to Me
  • A True Princess
  • Ruth
  • Pocahontas
  • Eve: Mother of Mankind
  • Bible Lessons Through Songs
  • Princesses Are Real
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • What I Learned in Sunday School
  • Turning Into Reading 
  • Why Character Is Important
  • What Is Love?
  • That's What Family is For
  • Rebecca: God's Choice
  • The Night Cow
  • Virtuous Woman
  • What About the Children
  • Father That Endure
  • Changing Roles
  • Friends Forever
  • What if?
  • Distinct Features!
  • Little Girl"s Favorite Place
  • ANY OTHER THEME YOU WOULD LIKE MISS SHIELA TO DO

2019 post & courier

OCCUPATION:

2007: Children's librarian at Colleton County Memorial Library (CCML)


2019:Children's librarian at Colleton County Memorial Library (CCML)

CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN and AUTHOR and YOUTUBER

CHURCH:

2007: St. Stephen Church, Walterboro


2019: SAME

COMMITTEES:

2007: Chairwoman of Colleton County First Steps and a member of the South Carolina Book Award Committee


2019: CORETTA SCOTT KING BOOK AWARD COMMITTEE, BRAG ABOUT WALTERBORO, CLEMSON EXTENSION

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2007: Church song leader, Sunday school teacher and certified Department of Social Services trainer for child-care providers, day- care owners and teachers


2019: CHURCH PRAISE LEADER, SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER and SECRETARY, CERTIFIED SC TRAINER, BOOK REVIEWER

EDUCA TION:

2007: Walterboro High School in 1988, bachelor's degree in business from Claflin University in 1992, master's degree in science in agribusiness from South Carolina State University and master's in library and information science from the University of South Carolina in 1998


2019: DIPLOMA, BS, MS, MLIS, MOTHEREAD / TEACHREAD CERTIFIED, CALLIGRAPHER

FIRST JOB:

2007: Babysitter of 4 boys


2019: SAME

DREAM VACATION:

2007: Cruise to the Bahamas


2019: SAME

HOBBIES:

2007: Writing, singing and acting


2019: SAME

ONE THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME:

2007: I like horseback riding


2019: I COLLECT BARBIE DOLLS

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:

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FAVORITE RESTAURANT:

2007: Red Lobster


2019: SAME

HOW I KEEP IN SHAPE:

2007: Going to church


2019: SAME

LAST BOOK I READ:

2007: "The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights"


2019: SIMPLE GIFTS SERIES BY CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

FAVORITE MOVIE:

2007: "Something to Sing About"


2019: "A QUESTION OF FAITH".

ONE THING I MUST HAVE IN MY REFRIGERATOR AT ALL TIMES:

2007: Fruit


2019: SAME

FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORY:

2007: Singing my first solo in a church choir


2019: SAME

PEOPLE I ADMIRE THE MOST:

2007: My mother, Jennie Oliver Keaise, and my aunt, Elflorence Oliver

2019: MY AUNTS ELFLORENCE and FREDDIE MAE OLIVER

MOST RECENT BRUSH WITH CELEBRITY:

2007: I met Johnnie Cochran and his wife in 1995

2019: I SAW PRESIDENT & MRS. OBAMA IN PERSON IN CHARLESTON, SC

GREA TEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

2007: The accomplishments I've made were not my own. Everything I've accomplished was with the help of my family

2019: BEING OBEDIENT TO GOOD ADVICE

LEAST FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD CHORE:

2007: Cutting the grass


2019: SAME

TIME OF MY LIFE I'D LIKE TO RELIVE:

2007: My college years


2019: SAME

SOMETHING I'VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS:

2007: Change the things I can, accept the things I can't


2019: BE WHAT YOU ARE AND LIVE THE LIFE, GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART

FIRST CAR:

2007: Pontiac LeMans


2019: SAME

SOMETHING MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME:

2007: Use common sense


2019: SAME

THINGS THAT BRIGHTEN MY DAY:

2007: To see children smile when they enter the children's library


2019: TO SEE CHILDREN’S FACES AS I READ OR TELL THEM STORIES!

SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO LEARN:

2007: Sign language


2019: STILL LEARNING

SOMETHING I COLLECT:

2007: Postcards


2019: BARBIES

SOMEONE FAMOUS I'D LIKE TO MEET:

2007: Blair Underwood


2019: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

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