Halifax Trip
Halifax Trip
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New House
New House
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Book 1
Book 1
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Book 2
Book 2
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Story of booksbyshaelyn

The question of "Tell us a bit about yourself" was always the hardest in school!

As a stereotypical author, I can confirm that I've always loved reading books (Teen/YA Fiction specifically, sprinkled with some Fifty Shades of Grey). 


My turning point between "I want to write a book" and "wow, I can actually write a book" was an author's talk in Calgary. I was 17 and my mom drove me to an authors Q & A event with Veronica Roth (Divergent series) and Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me series). They explained how they never had any formal training for professional writing, just a passion and commitment for it. 


It took years of writing to get to this point and several agent rejections to decide to self-publish. There are books on my laptop that still haven't seen the light of day; it just happens that 'One Side of the Wall' was my first published book!

Nobody wants to see the material from my first practice novel 'Fishy Taste'... at least not until some thorough plot editing. I must say though, the male love interest in that story will fog up your glasses. 

So my goal was to hold my own published book in my hands... check mark! But now one book isn't enough anymore... I have to create another. Now I've proven I can write a book... but lots of other people can do that... I need to prove I can write more! 

Other mildly interesting facts about me: 

- I live with my boyfriend and our two cats Ralph and Krez

- I love reading Fanficiton

- I adore romantic/comedic anime TV shows