At a young age, Shelly Campbell wanted to be an air show pilot or a pirate, possibly a dragon and definitely a writer and artist. She's piloted a Cessna 172 through spins and stalls, and sailed up the east coast on a tall ship barque-mostly without projectile vomiting. In the end, Shelly found writing fantasy and drawing dragons to be so much easier on the stomach. Shelly's tales are speculative fiction, tending toward literary with dollops of oddity. She enjoys the challenge of exploring new techniques and subject matter, and strives to embed inspiring stories in her writing and art.
"Lush emotions, vivid characters, and a world rich with
history-I didn't want this journey to end." -Essa Hansen, author of
"Stunning. The world building is some of the best I've ever read, and the main character, Akrist, has left me with a permanent ache in my heart. Set in a brutal, often merciless world, the story kept me breathlessly turning pages to the very end. Clear your calendar, because you won't be able to put this one down." -Julie Eshbaugh, author of Ivory and Bone and its sequel, Obsidian and Stars
"A compelling story like none other, told in an incredibly crafted world. I can't wait for Book Two!" -Dan Vadeboncoeur, Co-host of the Media Nerds Podcast