Author: Shelly

  • The Shades Series is finally here!

    With the release of the novella Trolled today, the Shades of Beckwell series has finally entered the world! Just why is this so exciting you ask? Well (and here, picturing me looking a bit sheepish), the series was supposed to come out back in 2019. But, for lots of reasons (among them burnout) that didn’t…

  • Cages

    How often have you experienced the kind of overwhelm that comes from feeling that there are so many things you “should” be doing, and that list is so long, you end up paralyzed and end up doing nothing? I recently finished reading Untamed by Glennon Doyle. She talks about how the cages that society creates…

  • New Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance!

    Look, it’s only a week later, and I’m back!! (Yes, I’m impressed too, lol!) Anyway, I have good reason to be back, because I get to tell you about an exciting new book that’s out Oct. 22, 2019. It’s another fun read, an urban fantasy romance, and I’m super excited to read it too! Without…

  • Update for September 2019 (aka: not dead!)

    What a title, huh? Same goes for the pig. I like his face, and I otherwise have no idea what to include – this is somewhat indicative of my current state of mind, lol! So, yes, I seemed to have fallen off the proverbial blogging cart again. But I have lots of reasons, fantastic ones,…

  • Back Again, Reflecting and Moving Forward

    Did you know that I started this blog way back in 2010? Nope, me neither. I’ve just finished going through all of those posts weeding out things from when I was a super-clueless baby-writer…although I’ve also found some advice that I still believe (like being good to other people and author karma, along with writing…

  • Death is coming…

    Hey there! I know, it’s been forever since I’ve written anything here. I have been writing – Must Love Death will be available October 31, 2018. Plus, in case you missed it, the second book in the Sisters of the Apocalypse Series, Must Love Famine, released April 4, 2018. If you’d like a blurb and…

  • Must Love Famine – Coming April 4, 2018!

    Okay, so this is kind of a good-news, bad-news kind of post. Good news, Must Love Famine is almost here, yay!!! Bad news? It’s going to be a week later than anticipated. But only a week! 🙂 To get you excited about what you’re waiting for, I made a fun little video about the book.…

  • My Story of Perseverance: 21 Years and 220 Submissions

    My Story of Perseverance: 21 Years and 220 Submissions

    Hi everyone! Today I have a special post as part of the Writers Persevere event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s…

  • Book Giveaway!

    It’s pretty exciting, thinking of the book actually getting into the hands of readers, which really, is where books belong. As writers we get to create them, but after that, they belong out in the world. I hope you enjoy Must Love Plague. And hey! I *might* have forgotten that I have a Goodreads giveaway…

  • Sample Chapter of Must Love Plague now available!

    Hey! So consider this a super-quick check-in as I let you know that I (finally) officially have a sample chapter of Must Love Plague up on my website! I know, I know…probably should have gotten to it sooner. But, better late than never. Wishing you all a terrific weekend ahead! Must Love Plague, sample chapter