Whether typing search warrants and cataloguing evidence for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or editing marketing material for the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley, Shelley Bates has found that everyone has a story. Most people have stopped telling her theirs in case she puts them in her books. She has edited collateral for Apple, Symantec, and Hewlett-Packard, and is currently copyediting for a growing list of talented and prolific independent authors.
Shelley holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK. She won the 2005 RITA Award® for Best Inspirational Novel of the Year from the Romance Writers of America, and was a finalist the following year. She was a Christy Award finalist in 2009, and has shortlisted three times for the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award.
As Adina Senft her Amish fiction has hit the USA Today bestseller list, and her steampunk novels as Shelley Adina regularly appear on the steampunk bestseller list. When she’s not writing, she can be found quilting, making historical costumes, or out in the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.