SHEILA BOOTH-ALBERSTADT is the author of the popular Maggie McNair series and the founder of SBA Books.
Born in Kristiansund, Norway, and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, Booth-Alberstadt studied communication and sociology at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. After graduation, she worked in the insurance field, starting her own agency in Fairhope, Ala. in 1997.
The mother of four children, Booth-Alberstadt has a passion for people, especially for young people, and an understanding of the highs, lows, difficulties, and successes they can encounter along the way.
In 2009, she founded SBA Books as a platform to publish works that help children and youth deal with the tasks of daily life as well as face dark places that can occur without warning. Booth-Alberstadt’s writings range from topics addressing health and hygiene from a comical perspective to the dealing with the consequences children face because of parental choices.
Booth-Alberstadt’s newest project resulted from God converting her from an atheist to a born again Christian. She has recently transformed her Maggie McNair book series from teaching health and hygiene to an animated series which teaches Godly principles on a level children can understand.
First in her life, she says, is her relationship with God and sharing the gospel with others. She has dedicated her life to bringing glory to God in every aspect from career to family.
She, her husband, Stephen, and their family currently live in Fairhope, Ala.