About Shelley

Hey, thanks for dropping by and checking out my website.

I’m an virtual author’s assistant and a “wanna-be/gonna-be” author. I understand writers. I’ve been interested in writing since I was about 12 years old and I’ve been working on a novel for several years now. The characters in my novel just won’t go away no matter how busy I am with other things going on in my life. They’re always in the back of my mind urging me to finish committing them to paper and tell their story and one day soon I will. Believe me, I understand all too well how writing is a need, an obsession, almost a possession!

My past job experience has been varied but often related to my love of words and writing. I’ve worked as a technical author writing boring software user guides and online help for payroll and human resources software. (All user help guides are boring no matter how hard you want them not to be, right?) You know, the help files that no one ever reads!?!? Yep! I wrote some of those! I’ve also tested software and worked as a secretary.

Like most of you, my life is a bit chaotic, hence the wanna-be/gonna-be author status. Distraction-free, spare moments when I can be alone with my thoughts and still have the energy to think (and write!) seem to be few and far between.

The Internet is an amazing thing, but with so much information on it that is often contradictory, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. So it’s understandable if you’re suffering from “paralysis by analysis.” I like to help my readers (and clients!) cut through the confusion so that they can take advantage of all the amazing opportunities available to them online to promote their books, products and services.

Building your author platform before actually publishing your book is important and I try to provide my readers with some great tips and interesting resources here that will hopefully help you with your writing or your own author platforms.

I also have a good understanding of self-publishing and what it takes to get your book into the hands of readers. I won’t lie to you. It’s a lot of work but few things are as rewarding!

For me, it is a thrill and honour to help my clients on their journeys to success. So,contact me today and let’s talk about how I can help you.

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