Shelley Burbank

Women’s Fiction Writer


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.                                                           


Olivia Lively is at the top of her game. Despite what her parents say, she owns a successful private investigating company. And while her love life can do with a significant overhaul–her latest tryst being with a married con man–Olivia or Liv as her friends like to call her is getting along. She is feisty, independent and on the go! So, when Cooper Tedeschi, a graduate writing student, begs Liv to prove that his professor, one of the most famous novelists in the country, has stolen Cooper’s manuscript, Liv unexpectedly finds herself embroiled in the cut-throat world of academia. Just to her luck, her mother also thinks it’s the perfect time to hook her up with Jasper Temple, a hunky doctor with a craving  for commitment. As the plagiarism case gets more and more complicated, the hunky doctor suitor her mother has picked out for her surprises her in more ways than one. Unfortunately, Liv’s conniving ex-lover isn’t entirely out of the picture just yet. She soon learns that, when it comes to love, life and plagiarism, the line is pretty damn blurred.


“This is perfect romantic comedy!”A Wattpad reader

Selected by the movie “UNFRIENDED” for their Best Of Thriller reading list.

Featured by Wattpad 2018


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.

Woman in kimono at table sipping coffee

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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