About

   Shirley has been a freelance writer more or less since 1992, although she's been in print in some form or another since 1970, including an "around town" (gossip) column in a small, weekly newspaper for a few years. With a fresh start in life in 1992, she's been published in several local, regional, and national magazines and has one published novel and one self-published children's book which was a joint project with her husband Chuck. [He's my awesome resident artist.]
 
Shirley is the proud mom of two sons and their spouses, one fabulous grandson who's a TV star and his beautiful RN wife, a granddaughter and another grandson who seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth, and three loving, special step-daughters and their beloved families--including three lively boys.
 
Shirley is an avid reader with a wide range of interests, a novice needlepointer, daydreaming fly fisherwoman, wannabe gardener, and slightly decrepit hiker who still thinks she's going backpack to Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park some day and spend a few days watching the bears.
 
    
 

Published Work

Reader's Digest - "All in a Day's Work"

Guideposts

Today's Christian Woman
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MontanaQuarterly
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Big Sky Journal

Whitefish Review
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Huffington Post

Grit

Lutheran Witness

War Cry
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Standard

Women Alive

Faith Walk

Flathead Living

Montana Senior News

Lakeshore Country Journal

. . . and others,
as well as two books . . .

 
Shirley's Books
 
Jack's Carousel: Can Love Overcome Deep Prejudice?
 
Check out the very moving trailer, designed by WestBow Press, for Jack's Carousel on YouTube--just click on the video box below.
 
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Pickles' Predicament
Children's book, ages 4-6, a tale of two kittens. The smaller one finds a magic door and gets into trouble in Dinosaurland! (See more on Contact page.)
 

 
Professional Memberships

* Authors of the Flathead
* Historical Novel Society
* Women Writing the West

 
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