Shelby grew up in a small Midwest town, and at the age of 9 she knew she wanted to be a teacher and author. A couple years ago, God gave her a nudge that she couldnt ignore to begin writing, and she says its been a gift to her heart ever since. It is so exciting to me that my work may impact others lives in a meaningful way, she gushes. She is looking forward to connecting with readers and building a community where people and feelings matter and life, in all its ups and downs, is appreciated. She would love to hear from you and be in touch via email at shelbykottemanngmail.com. Or you can find her online at: http:shelbykottemann.com.