Hello! My name is Shell, and welcome to my second home.
I always dreamed of writing for a living, but never quite had the confidence to pursue it until now. I first became a full-time freelance writer in 2017, after years of chasing various careers. I've never gone back to any other job– after all, why would I?
I pride myself on speaking from the heart, no matter how dark or shadowy it gets. Rawness is a quality I value in writing, regardless of genre. I love writing about emotions and thoughts you feel when the smoke screens finally lift. When the masks that others wear for the show fall away, revealing nothing but the truth of what's beneath.
I'm currently working on my first poetry collection. A collection revealing decades of confessions and battles with cycled depression and anxiety sparked by PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder). It's a disorder not widely recognized, often laced in shame, and one I hope to learn more about to help other women who find themselves in the monthly shadows.
I'm a mood writer, hopping around the writing spectrum as I see fit. My children's books are generally funny; my poetry is my guts on paper; my fictional novels are a mix, but mostly tragic and romantic.
In addition to my own agenda, I also serve as the Managing Editor for Moms Who Write, an amazing writing group for writer moms (just like me) trying to get their words on paper among the chaos and supporting one another in the journey.
When I’m not writing (or sometimes even when I am) you can find me filling my heart and losing my mind as a work-at-home to three incredibly handsome and mischievous boys. These tiny humans with big dreams have served as the fuel behind pursuing my own. What kind of parent would I be if I didn’t at least attempt to practice what I teach?
Creative writing is my passion and a meaningful career I hope to hang my hat on. Reading, cinema, long drives, nature exploration, morning yoga, Astrology, and junk food all work together to inspire my work. When I need a break, my children, thrifting, and flea market hopping for home projects are enough to clear my head.
Thanks for stopping by!