About

Welcome to the online home of Moonshell Books, Inc., which has three main areas of business:

Our president is Shelley Adina Senft Bates, the author of more than 50 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, Hachette, and Moonshell Books, Inc. She writes steampunk adventure and mystery as Shelley Adina; as Charlotte Henry, writes classic Regency romance; and as Adina Senft, is the USA Today bestselling author of Amish women’s fiction.

She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK, won RWA’s RITA Award® in 2005 (Grounds to Believe), and was a finalist in 2006 (Pocketful of Pearls). Her young adult novel The Fruit of My Lipstick was a Christy finalist in 2009. Shelley appeared in the 2016 documentary film Love Between the Covers, is a popular speaker and convention panelist, and has been a guest on many podcasts, including Worldshapers and Realm of Books. 

When she’s not writing, Shelley is usually quilting, sewing historical costumes, or enjoying the garden with her flock of rescued chickens. For more, visit her author page at www.shelleyadina.com.