My fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Cream City Review, Oatmeal Magazine, Literary Juice, Bartleby Snopes (Winner, story of the month), and The Chaffey Review (creative nonfiction), among others. My poetry has appeared in several journals including The 2012 Best of Anthology: Storm Cycle. I have completed 2 novels. Murmurs (YA paranormal) was completed in 2016 and The November Molecule (Thriller) was completed in 2018. I am currently seeking representation.



My fiction and non-fiction work has been published in The Chaffey Review, The Cream City Review and Bartleby Snopes (winner, story of the month) among others. I hold an MA in English (Writing) and have edited 150+ manuscripts for publication in science journals, 2 textbooks and 427 grant submissions.  I am currently developing writing courses for STEM majors at Vanderbilt University and will begin teaching in spring 2019.  Presently I work as a Science Editor & Research Program Manager at the university and live with my husband and 3 children in Nashville, TN.


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— Shellie




Quick and Painless, Bartleby Snopes (Winner, Story of the month)

The Price of Doubt, The Belmont Literary Journal

World Without End, Literary Juice

Lunatic Fringe, The Oatmeal Magazine

Creative Nonfiction

The Strike, The Cream City Review

PrimetimeThe Chaffey Review,



ErrandsThe 2012 Best of Anthology: Storm Cycle

South Carolina in JulyThe Belmont Literary Journal

Malibu DreamerB

On the Way to Gautreau’sPyrokinection

One Horse Town Life, Errands, Academia Unraveled, Mindless Muse

Dusk, The Hundred Year Flood, Jellyfish Whispers

Pass the Abuse, The Belmont Literary Journal



The End [4-minute read]

The End. [749 words, 4-minute read] We’ve all said it. Maybe we threw the book or shouted at the television screen. What? Why? That’s it? Noooo! When it comes to storytelling, the ending gets the shaft. If it’s not perfect, if it doesn’t take all of our questions and...

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