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S.R. Johannes

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in St Louis, The United States



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When Shelli was younger, she spent all her time outdoors, hiking, camping and living the Girl Scout Way.

Somewhere along the way, she got away from nature and earned an MBA in Marketing, kicking off an 18-year marketing career in Corporate America.

Eventually, Shelli traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She started her own marketing & communications business, www.bilaninc.com, where she worked with Spanx, Goody Hair Products, Chick Filet, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.

In addition to juggling nap schedules and client meetings, Shelli focuses on her writing. She is a frequent speaker on marketing and book publicity at SCBWI conferences across the U.S, a

Those of you who know me may or may not know that I've been writing for 12 years.
I started in 2004 when my daughter was born and I had 5 months of paid maternity leave. I was immediately hooked and haven't looked back since.
I've had a tough road in publishing. I've written about 9 books over 12 years rejected by agents and editors. I had an amazing agent and then mutually parted ways. 
I ended u... Read more of this blog post »
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Saybah I. Thank you soooo much for accepting the friend request! ☺

Sandra Thank you so much for friending me!

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Terah Edun Thanks S.R. for the amazing blog post on self-publishing. Very helpful. http://www.srjohannes.com/2012/09/all...

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

Savannah S.R, thank you for the friendship.

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Lynn Rush HI!! Thanks for adding Awaited to you to read shelf! I'm excited for its release in May! Have a super day!

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add S.R.! Looking forward to reading your book :)

Harlequin Books Hello S.R. Johannes, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador
Btw, my daughter is a Girl Scout and she loves it. :)

message 2: by Cindy

Cindy thanks for the friendship:)

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
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