Shelly recently graduated with her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Washington at the hopeful age of fifty-two. She is currently studying at Boston University to receive her Masters, after which she will begin a private practice with the hope of helping others work through loss, grief, and relationship difficulties. While engaged in a private practice, Shelly also hopes to continue her education with a Ph.D as a final goal. But she realizes some things require the planets to align just right.
Shelly has written six novels and has produced one talk on tape. She is currently working on several projects, including books, both fiction and nonfiction, and the blog “Gospel Works.”
When Shelly isn’t studying or writing, you can find her on the beach or in the woods with her husband and their rascally Golden Retriever, Ace.
Shelly and her family enjoy wildlife of all kinds. She considers herself fortunate in having experienced a couple of startling but peaceful encounters with the local bears and coyote living in the forests around her Pacific Northwest home. Shelly lives on a peninsula in the Puget Sound area, where cougars roam the mountains, fish and otter cross the road, and eagles and osprey rule the sky.