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.