Shelley Sly

632 books | 347 friends

Caryn C...
1,081 books | 3,315 friends

864 books | 32 friends

279 books | 140 friends

736 books | 903 friends

Jemi Fr...
1,429 books | 538 friends

Medeia ...
4,089 books | 2,563 friends

Dawn Ma...
407 books | 227 friends

More friends…

Shelley Sly

Goodreads Author




Member Since
May 2014

Shelley Sly grew up in New Jersey, but considers the suburbs of Washington, D.C. her "hometown." She now lives in the hot, dry desert of the southwest with her husband and their chocolate lab mix. Three things she's a huge nerd about are children's books, indie music, and RPGs.

She writes middle grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in. She loves meeting new people, so feel free to message her, or visit her website at for more ways to get in touch!

Average rating: 4.79 · 28 ratings · 19 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Wishing for Washington

4.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
One Hundred Thirty Stars

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Camp Never

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Since I only announced when the Kindle edition of CAMP NEVER released, I wanted to quickly jump in and say that the paperback is now available on Amazon! You can find it here.

I won't be sticking around to do the usual things that come with a book release. This is the time that I should be promoting my new book on a regular basis, but I won't be.

I'm taking a break from blogging, Twitter, and oth... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on March 14, 2016 17:43 • 66 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Shelley’s Recent Updates

Shelley Sly is now friends with Linda Williams Jackson
Shelley Sly rated a book it was amazing
Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn
Rate this book
Clear rating
I originally bought the Indie Author Survival Guide in 2013, back when I was still deciding whether or not I wanted to self-publish. I took handwritten notes on the Guide (filled up half a notebook!) and after going through my notes, I decided 100% t ...more
Shelley Sly entered a giveaway
A Brief Stay at Earth Human Camp by Marie C. Collins
Rate this book
Clear rating
Shelley Sly rated a book it was amazing
Mommy's Little Wordlings by Linh Nguyen-Ng
Rate this book
Clear rating
Such an adorable book! Those cutie faces on the little wordlings are just precious, and the message is very sweet! Recommended for Moms and little ones.
Shelley Sly rated a book it was amazing
25 Roses by Stephanie Faris
25 Roses
by Stephanie Faris (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
25 ROSES had the magical ability to transport me back to middle school. Stephanie Faris clearly knows how to write for early teens, between main character Mia's authentic voice and the irresistible, fast-paced dialogue among Mia's peers.

When Mia come
Shelley Sly rated a book it was amazing
The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni
Rate this book
Clear rating
Based on its premise, I knew this book would be good, but it ended up being even better than I expected! I completely love the concept of Grunsday, and the more I learned about this eighth day, the more I was sucked into the world that Salerni built. ...more
Shelley Sly rated a book really liked it
Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord
Rate this book
Clear rating
I enjoy Cynthia Lord's writing and absolutely loved Rules, but Touch Blue fell short of a five-star rating for an important reason (to me, anyway.)

I'm familiar with the foster care system in the U.S., and though this book was mostly accurate (especi
Shelley Sly rated a book it was amazing
A JUMBLE OF 500+ WRITING PROMPTS by Tyrean Martinson
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is how a writing prompt book should be! It doesn't limit writers in any way; instead, there's a broad enough selection of prompts to appeal to writers of any genre. I primarily write children's books, but I write adult fiction for fun, and I fou ...more
More of Shelley's books…
“Somebody took the time to notice me. Somebody was impressed with me, for once.”
Shelley Sly, Wishing for Washington

94484 Authors, Readers & Writers — 238 members — last activity Mar 25, 2018 05:12PM
A BiblioCrunch group for authors (self-published, indie, traditional), readers and writers to connect with one another and share the love of literatur ...more
154447 Support for Indie Authors — 12861 members — last activity 1 hour, 20 min ago
Officially 10k Members Strong & Climbing!! Building and supporting a community of self-published authors dedicated to both sharing experiences and lea ...more
107812 YA / MG Read-A-Holics Not-So-Anonymous — 59 members — last activity Mar 13, 2017 04:03PM
A group where young adult and middle grade readers can talk about books, play games, recommend books to each other, and have a good time! All genres a ...more
149466 YA, MG, Seriously — 207 members — last activity Feb 06, 2017 09:55AM
For readers and authors of literary young adult and middle grade fiction--all genres. We’ll be reading and discussing books with innovative, intimate, ...more

No comments have been added yet.