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

Character: The Heart of Great Story

Good stories are all about great characters, and great characters take work. Some writers develop characters through discovery/rough drafts while others create character notebooks with detailed charts, photos, interviews, etc. Regardless of your approach to character development, here’s a fun and simple technique to help you write rich, complex, and compelling characters — Persona Poems. […]

Write On 2017! – Time Management

For the past eight weeks in our Write on 2017 series, we’ve explored ways to stay on course and on fire about our writing. Today we’re going to wrap up the series by discussing the most asked question I get when I give productivity workshops to writers, and that is, “How can I find more […]

Write On 2017! – Your Writing TEAM

Writing is a solitary pursuit and lonely profession. Publishing is not. Behind every successful author is a team who gets stories from a writer’s heart and into readers’ hands. If you’re a Lee Child or J.K Rowling, your team will include hundreds of members ranging from editors and publicists to street team leaders and booksellers. If you’re […]

Write On 2017! – Money, Money

WARNING: Today’s topic in our Write On 2017! series is NOT sexy. My apologies in advance. But here’s a cute weimaraner puppy for your viewing pleasure. In this series we’re exploring ways to keep you on course and on fire about your writing, stuff like missions and visions and goals that fuel our writerly souls. […]

Write On 2017! – Goal Setting

Today we’re getting to the heart of any writing plan: Goals. Goals drive us, inspire us, frustrate us, but ultimately transform us from dreamers into doers. If you’ve joined us for the past three Wednesdays for the Ruby’s Write On 2017! series, you developed an inspiring mission, created a forward-focused vision, and took a candid […]

Write On 2017! – Strengths And Weaknesses

I want all of you to picture yourself on a boat. Any boat. Any body of water. Might be sailboat on the ocean or a kayak on white water rapids. This boat represents you on your writing journey. Are you in your boat? Good. Because it’s time for the next installment of our Write On […]

Write On 2017! – Your Vision

Every Monday I volunteer at a house of hospitality for pregnant and newly parenting women. Essentially, it’s a homeless shelter. Many of our moms have no family support or are newly released from jail or battling addiction. One of the first things our moms do once they arrive at the house is put together a […]

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 […]

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