In the Grace of Beautiful Stars

Written during NaNoWriMo, the yet-to-be published YA novel tells the story of a desperate 15-year-old who tries to save her family from homelessness by using her special discovered gift, but she soon realizes there is a larger answer than finding money.

The Fire Painter, A Novel

A literary novel with commercial appeal, the yet-to-be-published novel is about a 30-something woman who tries to recover the things she lost to a fire through thrifting but finds something better: art. Plus, there’s a love interest with a band’s lead singer.

A Bar Girl’s Starry Nights

The yet-to-be-published novel tells the story of a 20-something waitress who parties too much and a much older man with a broken heart. Through their newfound friendship, they help each other work toward a life of meaning and a new love of art.

Writing and Editing Tips

Shelley Widhalm blogs on a regular basis to provide fast and fun writing and editing tips and give a glimpse into the life of a writer. See samples of her novels, short stories and poetry, plus get great creative advice!

Shelley has been writing professionally for about 20 years as a journalist and freelance writer. She writes novels, short stories and poems and has written a few flash fiction stories of 1,000 words or less. Her style is mainstream with a literary flair, and she writes young adult and adult fiction.

Shelley also offers line and content editing and proofreading for new and established authors and consultations and workshops on writing and editing at Shell’s Ink Services.

Shelley Widhalm works on a short story at the Coffee Tree in Loveland, Colo., one of her favorite coffee shops.

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