Shelley Burbank

Women’s Fiction Writer

Nice to Meet You!

I’m Shelley Burbank, a writer of women’s fiction, romance, and romantic mysteries. My stories chronicle the adventures of goal-oriented women who are busy building careers, navigating relationships, and trying to maintain a well-balanced life. Sometimes they make mistakes, but no matter how far they veer off-course, they find their way back again, wiser and stronger for the journey.

Reading is my great pleasure. Authors are my heroes. Journal-writing is my therapy. Libraries are my cathedrals.

And coffee is the reason I get up in the morning.


I’ve beeen very fortunate this year to have been invited into the Wattpad Stars program and the Wattpad Paid Stories stable of writers. Create a free account on to read DISGUISED as well as my other novels and short stories. XOXO Shelley

Woman in kimono at table sipping coffee


PUBLISHED BY: Wattpad Paid Stories June 2020

A new case thrusts private investigator, Olivia Lively, into the cut-throat world of academia. Not only does she have to vindicate her client but also give her love life a much-needed makeover. 

  • Selected by the movie “UNFRIENDED” for their Best Of Thriller reading list.
  • Featured by Wattpad 2018

~Wattpad Readers on DISGUISED~

“I’m one page in and I’m already hooked. It is sooooo good!” 

“This is perfect romantic comedy!”

“So happy I read this book!”


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 and little & literary magazines, writes for fun on, and has ghostwritten a memoir which was published in July 2019 by Myers Education Press. 

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