Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a BBA in Marketing, and landed a corporate job in Dallas, TX before marriage lured her to Albuquerque, NM in the early '90s. After growing up with four older brothers and having three sons of her own, Shelly decided to escape her male-dominant world for some "girl time" by reading romance novels. While reading in the New Mexico sunshine as her husband fished for trout, she began to dream up love stories she would like to write herself someday.
The years passed with Shelly helping run the family business, volunteering for every field trip and school function imaginable, and incalculable loads of dirty laundry provided by her three active boys. When she survived invasive breast cancer, she decided it was now or never, and she bought her first laptop so she could start writing down her stories.
The rest is history--contemporaries to be exact. Now, Shelly spends her days writing steamy romances while tending to a miniature schauzer named Omer, a tiny toy poodle named Mozart, and a pet boa named Zeus. Her stories feature strong, independent heroines and heroes, and her plots are filled with real-life issues, unexpected twists, and sassy doses of humor.
Shelly still attends her three teenage boy's golf matches, school functions and music performances, but they have learned to do their own laundry, providing her with more time to devote to writing.