Shelley Coriell's writing blows me away! And judging by her now 6th finalist win for a RWA GOLDEN HEART and her debut YA, WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE publishing from Abrams in Spring, 2012, Shelley is going to be a favorite for many readers.
Back in March 2010 I posted Shelley Coriell double-finals in the YA category of the 2010 RWA Golden Heart Awards and predicted that Shelley would soon be a YA superstar. I was right!
In 2010 Shelley won RWA Golden Heart Awards for her manuscripts BLOOM and WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE. It is extremely rare for a writer to double-final, but then again, Shelley is an extremely talented writer. Shelley has been a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist in 2009, 2008 and 2007, as well as 2008 Golden Pen winner and the2008 Kiss Of Death Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence winner!
Shelley is the ultimate professional who understands that persistence and butt-in-chair writing and revising brings about success. Congrats, Shelley!