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Shelena Shorts is a Virginia native who graduated from George Mason University with a degree in English and Special Education. After teaching for several years, she continues her passion for literacy through writing and publishing. Most of her weekends are spent on the sidelines cheering for one of her three, super active kids! She loves nature's views and is grateful for God's daily blessings.

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Shelena Shorts Characters inspire me. I like to think about lots of different characters and the situations they might be in and when they jump out and stay with me,…moreCharacters inspire me. I like to think about lots of different characters and the situations they might be in and when they jump out and stay with me, I get excited to write their journey. They feel like real people and their story brings me happiness in some way. A happiness that I hope others also find when reading.(less)
Shelena Shorts When I have writer's block, I just put away the computer and give my mind a rest for a little while. Then I try to find a happy place to sit that's…moreWhen I have writer's block, I just put away the computer and give my mind a rest for a little while. Then I try to find a happy place to sit that's peaceful. A great view somewhere is awesome and then just start thinking about the characters and try to envision their lives and story. Usually the images start coming like a movie and it gives me lots to go back to the computer and work with! If it's still not working, I'll repeat and add a notebook to capture little things until the story or scene starts unfolding into words!(less)
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“Butterflies in the stomach, a smile that won't go away, and it's like an addiction that makes a person yearn for more. It's not something one thinks about, it's something that's felt, involuntarily.”
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Alycia Thanks for the friend request Shelena! I am definitely interested in checking out your book sometime.


message 2: by Holly

Holly I'm really looking forward to your book. It looks amazing!


Jaclyn Platt Thank-you for the friend request - I'm honored. I live in a really small town, but I'm heading to a city on Friday to pick up your book. ( and a few others since bookstore trips are rare):)


~Tina~ Thanks for the friend request!
Yeah, I'm a sucker for Rob, what Can I say, it's the jaw;) LOL

So you wrote the book The Pace? That's so great!
For some reason it's not available here in Canada though ~pout~ Hope it comes soon!




Shelena Yeah me too. Pout pout. Hopefully it will come soon!! You can try Amazon.CA! Thanks for the pic :)!



Arlene A couple of us that read The Pace were wondering if you have a release date for the sequel The Broken Lake?

A teaser would be nice as well. :)


Crystal Thanks for adding me as a friend =) I really enjoyed The Pace and I am on pins and needles waiting for Broken Lake! Do you have a release date yet?


Shelena The tentative release is set for late summer 2010. I can't wait! And as for a teaser, let's say Wes is in hot water, and he's not in his pool. :)


Crystal Thanks for the update!!


message 10: by Jaclyn

Jaclyn Platt Hey, just ordered a copy of The Pace on amazon.ca. So now it's just to wait for the mail to arrive! :)


message 11: by Shelena

Shelena Jaclyn wrote: "Hey, just ordered a copy of The Pace on amazon.ca. So now it's just to wait for the mail to arrive! :)"

Oh, I'm so glad. Keep me posted :)



message 12: by Kira

Kira Light hi thanx for adding me, but are you really the author of the pace!? j'aime beaucoup votre livre!!!


message 13: by Shelena

Shelena Kira wrote: "hi thanx for adding me, but are you really the author of the pace!? j'aime beaucoup votre livre!!!"

Guilty! :)
Love the French! Thank you!



Peace Love and Reviews Hi Shelena,

Is your book available in an e-book version? If yes where can I get it?
Thanks


message 15: by Shelena

Shelena PeaceloveandPat wrote: "Hi Shelena,

Is your book available in an e-book version? If yes where can I get it?
Thanks"


Hi,
The only e-version available right now is Amazon Kindle. I hope that helps!



message 16: by Kira

Kira Light Shelena wrote: "Kira wrote: "hi thanx for adding me, but are you really the author of the pace!? j'aime beaucoup votre livre!!!"

Guilty! :)
Love the French! Thank you!
"


wow still cant believe! any way i would love to read your book but its kind of hard to find any english book here especially new ones but lately i found this shop in paris called WHSmith apparently they have english book so hope to find it!!! mereci pour votre temps!




message 17: by Keyanah

Keyanah Hi, Shelena! Thanks for the add! :D


Marianna Hi!!! Thanks for adding me. I really want to read your book, I´ve heard very good things about it :).


message 19: by Shelena

Shelena You're so welcome! And thank you!:D:D




Heather B Hey :)
Thanks for the friend invite.


message 21: by Shelena

Shelena Heather wrote: "Hey :)
Thanks for the friend invite."


Thank you for liking my covers.That's VERY cool!!



Stefanie I just finished The Pace in like 2 days and ignored all my school reading because I was so enthralled with the story and a little devastated when I finished it because it was all done! I can't wait for the 2nd one! August can't come soon enough!!
But, I wanted you to know how much I liked it and to thank you for writing such a great love story!!


message 23: by Shelena

Shelena Stefanie wrote: "I just finished The Pace in like 2 days and ignored all my school reading because I was so enthralled with the story and a little devastated when I finished it because it was all done! I can't wait..."

Thanks for the post Stefanie! I'm so glad you liked it. I hope you like The Broken Lake just as much- if not more :)!


Michelle Hi, Shelena! Thanks for the friend invite. I love, love your book! CAN NOT wait for The Broken Lake. So excited for it.. :)


message 25: by Shelena

Shelena Michelle wrote: "Hi, Shelena! Thanks for the friend invite. I love, love your book! CAN NOT wait for The Broken Lake. So excited for it.. :)"
Thank you Michelle! I'm excited too! I've already reread BL a zillion times, and I can't wait to read it in book form!


message 26: by Mariya

Mariya thanks for the friend invite. oh, yes. i love PNR a lot. been looking for all that i could put into my TBR shelf. and yes. i added your book the pace, ill let you knoe wht i think of it when i get to it.


message 27: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Sup

- Jay


message 28: by Shelena

Shelena Jaree wrote: "Sup

- Jay"

Writing,editing,writing,editing,reading,writing,reading,editing!LOL. You?


Shalonda Williams Hey Shelena! Since we're friends I thought I'd stop and say hello! Hope all is well with you!


message 30: by Shelena

Shelena Shalonda wrote: "Hey Shelena! Since we're friends I thought I'd stop and say hello! Hope all is well with you!"

Same to you Shalonda! Gotta keep those creative juices flowing :)!


Peace Love and Reviews Shelena!!! I got Broken Lake last Saturday!!!! Oh I am so excited.


message 32: by Shelena

Shelena PeaceloveandPat wrote: "Shelena!!! I got Broken Lake last Saturday!!!! Oh I am so excited."

Oh yay! I hope you like it!! I'm getting nervous and excited about August!


message 33: by Holly

Holly I just read The Pace last weekend and it was one of the best books I've read. I can't wait until The Broken Lake!


message 34: by Shelena

Shelena Holly wrote: "I just read The Pace last weekend and it was one of the best books I've read. I can't wait until The Broken Lake!"

Yay! Thanks for the compliment! I can't wait for The Broken Lake either! I'm seriously just as excited as everyone else!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


Michelle Hey, Shelena! Just finished The Broken Lake, and i loved it! It sucked me right back into their world. Love Sophie & Wes! I can not wait for The Iron Quill.. How long doo we have to wait? lol.


message 37: by Shelena

Shelena Michelle wrote: "Hey, Shelena! Just finished The Broken Lake, and i loved it! It sucked me right back into their world. Love Sophie & Wes! I can not wait for The Iron Quill.. How long doo we have to wait? lol."


Aw. Thank you! It means a lot that you liked it :D. I'm hoping for a June release! We'll know for sure soon!


message 38: by Shelena

Shelena Michelle wrote: "Hey, Shelena! Just finished The Broken Lake, and i loved it! It sucked me right back into their world. Love Sophie & Wes! I can not wait for The Iron Quill.. How long doo we have to wait? lol."


Aw. Thank you! It means a lot that you liked it :D. I'm hoping for a June release! We'll know for sure soon!


message 39: by Shelena

Shelena Jess wrote: "The Iron Quill, it is calling my name, cannot wait to have a piece of that beauty in my hands =D"
You can say that again! LOL. I can't wait either :D


message 40: by Kailin

Kailin Hi Shelena,

Thank you for the supportive message. Great to have you as a new friend here :)


message 41: by William

William O'Brien Hi Shelena - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 42: by Kristia

Kristia Shelena wrote: "Kristia wrote: "HIIII!!! Girl!! Ahh goodreads is still a big confusion for me! But I'm glad I signed up on here!
Ekkkk you read it??? Yay! Oh boy I've got about three or four more chapters to go wi..."


Thanks! But I feel that my second draft will blow the first out of the water. lol. I'm changing up a lot, adding more premise to it, more characters, and trimming a good bit. Seemingly, I don't know how to write a book under 100k words. lol. It's VERY hard for me! lol.
Oh YEAH I'm splitting it up into two books! lol. The next one will be "Time With Seleste-Fate." It's an in all conclusion to the story, which I've worked my butt off working on a perfect ending. lol.
ANYWAYS, I got to ranting there. Sorries! lol :D

I do have faith in Wes! haha. He makes me drool, he's so yummy. haha.

And thanks! About my picture!


message 43: by Arlene

Arlene Thank you for friending me!! One question... Is it August yet??? Need The Iron Quill now!! :D


message 44: by Shelena

Shelena Arlene wrote: "Thank you for friending me!! One question... Is it August yet??? Need The Iron Quill now!! :D"

Haha! Soon! I'm doing final edits on it now, and I just love it. I can not wait for you guys to read it! :D


message 45: by Shelena

Shelena Arlene wrote: "Thank you for friending me!! One question... Is it August yet??? Need The Iron Quill now!! :D"

Haha! Soon! I'm doing final edits on it now, and I just love it. I can not wait for you guys to read it! :D


message 46: by ~Tina~

~Tina~ Shelena wrote: "Arlene wrote: "Thank you for friending me!! One question... Is it August yet??? Need The Iron Quill now!! :D"

Haha! Soon! I'm doing final edits on it now, and I just love it. I can wait for you guys to read it"


YAY'S!!


message 47: by Arlene

Arlene Do you know at this point if it's a 3, 4, 5+ book series?

Good luck on the final edits! :)


message 48: by Shelena (last edited Mar 09, 2011 11:11AM)

Shelena Arlene wrote: "Do you know at this point if it's a 3, 4, 5+ book series?

Good luck on the final edits! :)"

The conclusion will be book 4. I've had some requests for a prequel, so who knows, maybe one day!


message 49: by Shelena

Shelena Tina, you're awesome. I imagine sunshine following you wherever you go. Can I stand by you? LOL


message 50: by Arlene

Arlene Woot! Can't wait!! Thanks Shelena.

About Tina... she's sunshine and smiles... all.the.time! She's awesomesause. :D


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