Myanne Shelley

Biography

San Francisco nonprofit worker by morning, cat volunteer by some afternoons, writer by others.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your new ebook?
I've worked in and around nonprofits for nearly all of my career, spanning decades now, plus I regularly volunteer at my local SPCA. I'm a true believer in their value and benefit to society, really! But now and then I notice the, um, less efficient side of this world. Thought I'd try to write a bit of mild satire.
What's up with all the sci fi references?
Huge fan of cheesy TV sci fi, starting with the 60s wacky Batman as a little child. Kind of weird for a feminist, but there you have it. I love how many aspects of the original Star Trek have filtered into the modern world.
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Where to find Myanne Shelley online


Books

Feed the World!
Price: Free! Words: 72,380. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.50)
Jessie Morgan, 50, impulsively quits her nonprofit job after one too many good ideas are disregarded. Then her ex convinces her to team up for a fundraiser based on The Amazing Race. What could possibly go wrong?
Long Road to California
Price: Free! Words: 43,490. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00)
Caleb and Nina Byrnes, long married and struggling financially, travel from Texas to California, following the route Caleb's grandmother took when her family migrated from the Dust Bowl. As Nina chronicles the journey, they discover a secret in Grandma's past. Learning about Vera's hardships offers perspective into their own lives. And tracking down old friends may help Vera in her waning years.
Set It Off
Price: Free! Words: 54,190. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00)
JJ Carlisle is a guy who grew up thinking he was destined for greatness. Instead, he finds trouble, though his sister Jackie and stepsister Karen regularly bail him out. While their lives settle down as the years pass, JJ feels personally affronted by the roiling 21st century economy. Occupy gives him a shot at leadership. But his anger threatens to radicalize him beyond the family’s imagination.
Clarity
Price: Free! Words: 65,440. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00)
Clarissa Farrell awakens one morning with the certain knowledge that a friend has died. Coincidental dream or precognition? Investigating the phenomena leads to recognizing more of her own uncanny perceptions. But when an interested reporter turns out to have fraudulent motives, she is left to question all of her new found abilities.
The Ghost Family
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,820. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00)
The Ghost Family is a quiet, contemplative portrait of a California family. Laurel and Mion are cousins who grew up close as sisters. But there is an unknown third branch of the family. Their half cousin Jane was raised in communes with her hippie mom. When she stumbles across letters that trace back to her married grandfather’s affair, a generations old secret begins to unravel.

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Smashwords book reviews by Myanne Shelley

  • One More Winter: A Short Story on Aug. 04, 2011

    I came across this story by chance, and found it very moving. Look forward to reading more of O'Connor's work.