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I’m so excited to share with you that FINAL DRAFT: An Olivia Lively Mystery will be published by Encircle Publications in March 2023. I can’t wait for you to meet Liv and her friends (and a few enemies ‘cuz, mystery, right?) as they learn, laugh, and love in the arty, coastal city of Portland, Maine. 

Liv’s quite a character, and I had so much fun creating her. She’s flawed. She makes mistakes in her relationships. She’s running her own business, Lively Investigations, and succeeding at it. She’s on point when it comes to fashion. In fact, I wish I had her closet. And her fabulous apartment overlooking the city. 

I’m working on a prequel novella to be released this fall. Stay tuned for updates.

Here on my blog, I  share book reviews, author interviews, and short essays about the creative/writing life and my publishing journey. I invite you to explore the website, check out a few blog posts, and subscribe to my mailing list for infrequent news updates and monthly (at most) A Good Life In Crazy Times Newsletter.

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Happiness: Books to read, coffee to drink, stories to write.

Shelley Burbank lives in San Diego, California. Her roots are deep in the rocky soil of Maine. She has been published in the confession market, was a regular contributing writer for a weekly newspaper, and her short stories have appeared in little & literary magazines. Shelley also ghostwrote a memoir which was traditionally published in July 2019 by Myers Education Press. 
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