All About Shelley Coriell

Shelley Coriell writes award-winning novels for teens on the edge of love, life-changing moments, and a little bit of crazy. Her debut, WELCOME, CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE (May 2012, Amulet Books) was named an Indie Next Pick and YA Saves selection. Her follow-up teen novel is GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE (Fall 2013, Amulet Books). A six-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world's neediest rescue Weimaraner. You can find Shelley at

The pantyhose version: The CEO of Coriell Creative Services LLC, Shelley is a communications professional with 20 years experience in public relations and print and electronic media. She has served as a newspaper reporter, award-winning magazine editor, and freelance writer. As an executive for non-profit organizations, she has directed print and electronic communications efforts, overseen special events for thousands, and assisted clients with leadership development, long-range planning, issues management, and media relations. Shelley is a summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

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Shelley's Fun Facts

Tempe, Arizona

GH Year(s)
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (2x), 2011

Young Adult & Romantic Suspense

Day Job:
CEO of Boutique Communications Company

Blog Posts from Shelley

Write On 2017! Your Mission

Have you heard the phrase, Eat the frog first? It references Mark Twain’s famous quote, “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” When  I worked in the corporate world, this phrase essentially meant do your toughest work first, and the rest of […]

Write On 2017! Prioritize Your Writing

Say it with me, writer friends: It’s time to stop clowning around and get serious about my writing! Maybe you’re a new writer hankering to finish your first novel. Or maybe you’ve been in the writing trenches a while and need to take that next BIG STEP. Get an agent. Self-publish. Quit your day job. […]

Ruby Release: Pointe of No Return by Amanda Brice

Gotta Dance! or How Hobbies Sneak into Our Writing Today I’m wearing an old pair of battered pointe shoes and dancing on my toes as we celebrate the release of Amanda Brice’s young adult novel, Pointe of No Return. The second book in the Dani Spevak Mystery Series, Amanda’s latest novel for teens/tweens is a […]