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Shelena Shorts is a graduate of George Mason University with a degree in English and Education. As a former teacher, she uses her passion for literacy to entertain readers through writing and publishing. When she’s not working, she can be found at the softball fields with her two daughters or the motocross track with her super active son. Shelena lives in Virginia and is grateful for God's daily blessings. Visit her online at www.shelenashorts.com

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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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It's finally here! The cover for Gates of the Arctic! It's been a long time in the making and I'm just so excited to share it with you! This book is coming Dec 10, 2015. It's pretty cool, so check it out!
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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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message 60: by Shelena

Shelena Maria wrote: "Hey Shelena,
Thanks for the Friendvite!! Huge Fan of the Pace Series and can't wait to checkout The Syndicate, it's on my list for this week!!
Hope your Well:)"


That's awesome! Thanks for reading and friending! Looking forward to your reviews :)!


message 59: by Maria

Maria Hey Shelena,
Thanks for the Friendvite!! Huge Fan of the Pace Series and can't wait to checkout The Syndicate, it's on my list for this week!!
Hope your Well:)


message 58: by Shelena

Shelena Ms. L wrote: "Thanks for the add Shelena, looking forward to reading your books :)"

Thank you for the friendship. Looking forward to your reviews:)


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Shelena, looking forward to reading your books :)


Savannah Shelena, thank you for the friendship.


message 55: by Dana

Dana Congratulations on release day for The Iron Quill!!! I've been waiting for this! So exciting! Cheers!


message 54: by Shelena

Shelena Yoly wrote: "Hi Shelena!! Currently reading the broken lake, borrowed by the latin books tour. It's so good I can't put it down! Thanks so much for donating it so we could have the chance to read it too!!"

Thanks Yoly!! It's so good to hear you got a copy :). I love that tour :)


message 53: by Yoly

Yoly De Sedas Hi Shelena!! Currently reading the broken lake, borrowed by the latin books tour. It's so good I can't put it down! Thanks so much for donating it so we could have the chance to read it too!!


message 52: by Shelena

Shelena Lacey wrote: "Okay, I know I came into this series late and all but I thought both books were AMAZING! I just finished Broken Lake. I simply cannot wait for August!! Thanks so much for caring for your characters..."
Thank you Lacey! I'm really happy you enjoyed them! And thank YOU for caring for the characters too. Your compliments and enthusiasm definitely motivate me to sit down for another writing session :D!


message 51: by Lacey

Lacey Okay, I know I came into this series late and all but I thought both books were AMAZING! I just finished Broken Lake. I simply cannot wait for August!! Thanks so much for caring for your characters and nurturing them in a way that only their creator can do!! Keep on writing, never let any obstacle get in your way!!


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


message 49: by Shelena

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


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 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 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 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 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 43: by Arlene

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


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 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 40: by Kailin

Kailin Hi Shelena,

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


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 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 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!


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.


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


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!


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 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!


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


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 :)!


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


message 28: by Shelena

Shelena Jaree wrote: "Sup

- Jay"

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


message 27: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Sup

- Jay


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 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!


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 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 :)!


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 21: by Shelena

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


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



Heather B Hey :)
Thanks for the friend invite.


message 19: by Shelena

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




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


Drizzleherb (Keyanah) Hi, Shelena! Thanks for the add! :D


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 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!



Peace Love and Reviews Hi Shelena,

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


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!



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 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 :)



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