You alone are the Lord.

You created the heavens, the highest heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them, and the heavenly host worships you.

Nehemiah 9:6



The Wish I Wished Last Night


Battle Buddies


624 Juniper Street

I Know What Grandma Does 

While I'm Napping


High-Water Hattie

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Sweet Moments


Get Off the Struggle Bus


What Folks are Saying

Shelley has been gifted with the unique ability to invite us into reality's tunnel to the dreamlike and eternity. The characters will no doubt go with you after closing the pages. 

I was blown away by the gift the author has. Not everyone can write a book that is for middle school children and captivate an adult.

Shelley writes with keen insight and wit. She uses just the right amount of humor, and keeps it "real" where needed. Her humility and compassion shows in her writing, making the reader feel as if she's writing just for him.


Get to Know Me


You and I are  a lot alike.

We have families and jobs, joys and challenges.

We want to make a difference in the lives we touch.

We want to love God more tomorrow than we do today.

My journey with writing began when my parents gave me a toy typewriter for Christmas. It was the year I fell in love with Charlotte's Web and the wonder of story.


I believe God works in small and big ways in our lives to reveal his love and redemptive plan. I believe he keeps his promises and he uses everything in our lives for our good and his glory.

My husband and I live in East Tennessee. After almost 30 years of scenic mountain views, we are still in awe. We have four married children and seven grandchildren. We are blessed with family.

My husband, James aka"Tommy," is the senior pastor at Towering Oaks and I have the honor of serving next to him on staff as the director of preschool & children's ministries.

Thank you for stopping by. I'd love to get to know you. Let's be friends and impact our communities for Jesus!



Would you like information on booking Shelley to speak with your students or group? Questions? Please contact Shelley at:

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