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Shelley Chappell

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Shelley Chappell is a writer of fantasy fiction and fairy tale retellings for children and young adults. She is the author of Beyond the Briar: A Collection of Romantic Fairy Tales (nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award) and a variety of short stories.

Shelley wrote a doctoral thesis on fantastic metamorphosis in children’s and young adult fantasy literature, titled Werewolves, wings, and other weird transformations. Her academic work includes articles on fantasy motifs as metaphors and werewolves as a metaphor for racial difference.

To find out more about Shelley and her writing, read one of her stories or visit her website www.shelleychappell.com.
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Average rating: 3.87 · 112 ratings · 34 reviews · 18 distinct works
Beyond the Briar: A Collect...

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All Hallows' Eve

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At the Water's Edge

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