Shelley BatesShelley Bates

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 an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the program as adjunct faculty. 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.

She writes Amish women’s fiction as Adina Senft and bestselling steampunk novels as Shelley Adina. When she’s not writing, she can be found out in the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.

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  1. Shelley: I just finished reding grounds to believe. I enjoyed the story but found it in a reference from wickipedia in an article on a “secretive” religion that takes no name for itself. Your book pertains to a group referring to itself as the elect and bears little resemblance to the group described in the eikipedia article. Were you aware of the footnote citing your book as a source? Since wikipedia is supposed to be facts I am confused. Please excuse typos. I’m using my kindle.

    • Goodness. I had no idea my book was there… but then, so are books by L.M. Montgomery and James Joyce 🙂 It’s probably listed because I grew up in the 2×2 religion. So that part would be a fact, I guess!

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