Hi! I’m glad you’re here.
I'm Shelly and I live in Silicon Valley where I write stories about
geeks, love, and bookstores.
I'm a native Southerner who skipped the big square states at the beginning of the Internet boom and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I fell in love this part of the world and the people who live here.
What runs Silicon Valley is longing...for success, invention, love from the world and for someone. We solve huge technical puzzles everyday, but small puzzles of the heart stump us the most. This is what I write about.
Most recently published fiction
This story first appeared in The GW Review, Volume XXXI, Number 2, Spring 2010. A woman finds a yellow rose on her doorstep and wackiness ensues.
This story appeared in Slow Trains, Volume X, Issue I, Winter 2010-2011. A Google engineer tries a little too hard to find love.
This story was published in the Spring 2012 edition of the Coe Review. A gay man reaches out to the sister of his dying friend. Read the story on the Coe Review’s website.
This story appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of the Dos Passos Review. A woman practices her handwriting alone at night, thinking that changing her handwriting will change her life.
This story appeared in Epiphany, Fall/Winter 2010-2011, Persistent. What happens after the “get back together” date?
This story won 1st place in the Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Content and 2nd place in The Writer magazine’s short story contest.