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Shelley Sly

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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 http://www.shelleysly.com 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
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One Hundred Thirty Stars

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Camp Never

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings3 editions
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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 »
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Indie Author Survival Guide by Susan Kaye Quinn
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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
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A Brief Stay at Earth Human Camp by Marie C. Collins
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Mommy's Little Wordlings by Linh Nguyen-Ng
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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.
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25 Roses by Stephanie Faris
25 Roses
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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.

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The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni
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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
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Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord
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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
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A JUMBLE OF 500+ WRITING PROMPTS by Tyrean Martinson
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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
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