Shelly Jarvis began working on speculative fiction thanks to a writing assignment in Mrs. Bettijane Burger’s eleventh grade English class, but her passion for writing developed at seven when she wrote a Halloween tale about a witch and a ghost who became best friends.
An avid science fiction and fantasy reader, Shelly spends a large portion of each day dwelling in other worlds. She gives credit to Madeleine L’Engle for her introduction to the genre, J.R.R Tolkien for expanding her world, George R.R. Martin for killing all the darlings, and Patrick Rothfuss for blowing her mind.
Shelly enjoys spending time with her wacky spouse, her wonderful nephews, and her rescue pups, Gimli, Gus, Fergus, and Pickles. She currently resides near Charleston, West Virginia, in the wild and wonderful mountains that have her heart.