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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.



A Wattpad Romantic Mystery


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 2019


  • “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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Dear Reader:

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting my website.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see what I’m doing, it would mean so much to me if you would consider joining my growing fan base. I only send out an email or newsletter once every couple of months in order to stay in touch. However, in the case of breaking news (if I get a publishing offer or some other amazing opportunity), I’d like to be able to let you know as soon as possible.

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