Shelby is the author of Every Little Life, an interactive, self-help book for women who've experienced baby loss. While that book is close to her heart and provided the springboard for believing she could write more books, Shelby is currently working on a children's novel, a dream she's had since she was a little girl. Children dear to her are facing a different kind of loss and she believes now is the time for current literature that fights against current times. She's using her knowledge of Children's Literature from her time spent in college coupled with her love for nature, beauty and truth to craft an imaginative novel for young readers. Stay tuned.
Shelby lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and four daughters.
Facts about Shelby
1. Favorite books?
Fiction: Christy, Fog Mountain
Nonfiction: One Thousand Gifts, Under God
2. Do you collect anything?
Pressed pennies from our adventures together.
3. What kitchen appliance do you use every day?
The coffeemaker of course.
4. What's your favorite zoo animal?
Penguins. My parents called me Shelby Lynn the Penguin when I was a kid and gave me penguin-themed gifts for every birthday since I'm near being a Christmas baby. What I disliked at first has grown on me. Penguins are easily my favorite animal. I'd have one as a pet if it were possible.
5. What did you want to be when you were small?
Secretly I wondered if I could be an author of children's novels akin to the ones I read as a child, but my outward answers were always geared toward who was asking and never included writing. It seemed impossible and unattainable in rural, West Virginia.
6. What makes you laugh the most?
The hilarious things my kids say without meaning to be funny.
7. Favorite authors?
Tolkien, Lewis, Melville & Catherine Marshall
Facts about Shelby's family
You'll see them if you watch our Youtube channel (coming soon) so here's a short description of each person in my family.
Wes is my husband. He's an above-knee amputee, a physicist and his latest hobby is astrophotography.
Em is our eldest and loves dance and anything creative that allows her to express herself.
Ava is a spitfire. She's hilarious and strong. She's full of confidence and loves life.
Liv is our introvert. She loves to draw and will sit with a chapter book for the longest time though she hasn't learned how to read yet.
Iola is our "cutie baby" as my 4-year-old words it, but she's equal parts "why-all-the-hussy-fuss" as my 8-year-old puts it when trying to console her.