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About Shelly

I write for a weekly newspaper, but want to freelance full time and am working toward that goal. I taught middle school for seven years before moving mid-school-year. It was a blessing because I had an excuse to pursue writing. The reporting job is a first step to becoming a professional writer. I am interested in writing for tweens and young adults, both in fiction and nonfiction. I have grow... More
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1. Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1) (Paperback)
    Author: Scott Westerfeld
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
Young Adults 6/6/2008
Shelly said: The whole series was excellent. I love the idea of other realities/utopia
tags: I read , I recommend
16,626 Reviews  
2. Ella Enchanted (Newbery Honor Book) (Hardcover)
    Author: Gail Carson Levine
    Publisher: HarperCollins
Ages 9-12 6/6/2008
Shelly said: Another hit with my students... even the boys. I love the strong female character who doesn't need to be saved.
tags: I read , I recommend
7,870 Reviews  
3. Holes (Paperback)
    Author: Louis Sachar
N/A 6/6/2008
Shelly said: We all love loser turned hero books.
tags: I read , I recommend
14,347 Reviews  
4. The Giver (Mass Market Paperback)
    Author: Lois Lowry
    Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Young Adults 6/6/2008
Shelly said: Well written, strong characters, good symbolism. My student's loved reading it every year.
tags: I read , I recommend
67,347 Reviews  
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Comment by Joy Kaimaparamban on 11/13/2009 at 10:03 PM:
Hi I am Joy J. Kaimaparamban from India. My first novel, 'The Azure of Solicitude' is releasing on November 21. Searching publishers for three more completed works. One of them is for children.
Comment by Freya R on 6/20/2009 at 1:55 AM:
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Comment by Kakie Fitzsimmons on 4/30/2008 at 9:40 PM:
Hi Shelly, welcome to JacketFlap and congratulations on your working towards your goal!
Comment by Eric Hammond on 4/30/2008 at 1:25 PM:
Hello, Shelly.
Welcome to JacketFlap.

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