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Shelly at Denver Botanical Gardens
Disney World with the family


As a young, vivacious reader, Shelly spent most of her time, either in the restricted reading section of the library, or scribbling away in journals. 


Shelly’s first novel A Light into the Darkness earned a Puddly Award in 2013 and in 2015 was nominated for Family Fiction's top ten books.  In 2016, she completed and published her third novel in the Twisted Roots series and started teaching creative writing classes at High Country Home Educators. 


Current project she is working on is an apocalyptic romance which can only be described as a cross between Left Behind and Mad Max Beyond Thunder-dome

Experience includes:

*Home Schooling Parent (three girls)

*Local School Speaker on Writing (starting writing clubs)

*COSine Panelist/Moderator (Co. Springs Sci-Fi Convention)

*Galaxy Fest

*Pikes Peak Comic Con

*Colorado Springs Comic Con

*StarFest Panelist (Denver Convention)

*Pikes Peak Mountain of Authors "Author Showcase" 5 years

*Creative Writing Teacher at High Country Home Educators (New Life Church)

*Craft/Art Shows

     Shelly lives in Colorado with her husband Tim, three daughters, and three dogs.

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