Shelley Burbank

Mystery & Women's Fiction Writer

Nice to meet you!


I’m Shelley Burbank, a mystery & women’s fiction writer based in Maine and San Diego.


While I’ve published short fiction and non-fiction in magazines and newspapers for many years, I’m now focused on writing novels. My upcoming (March 2023) Olivia Lively, Private Eye mystery combines crime fic and rom-com with an aim to entertain.


Here on the Shelley Burbank 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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Cheers! Shelley

I write about the literary life and books on my blog. Click the button to read the latest. 

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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