About Shelley



Hello and welcome to my blog,

I divide my writing time between motivational non-fiction for adults, and the fantasy worlds of my YA fiction.

My non-fiction books combine lifestyle, motivation and self-help with a healthy dose of humour, and my YA novels combine myth, legend and fairy tales with a side order of demonic chaos.  You can check out all my books here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shelley-Wilson/e/B00G5KPMJI

I’m an obsessive list maker, who loves pizza, vampires, and mythology. I may also have ‘crazy cat lady’ tendencies!

As an avid reader, I am honoured to be a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team (#RBRT). I add my reviews here on my blog.

I also write a personal development blog www.motivatemenow.co.uk which was the basis for my bestselling non-fiction book, How I Changed My Life in a Year.

In June 2016 I took to the stage (okay, a small area at the front of the pub) to collect my award for Most Inspirational Blogger Award. Gobsmacked doesn’t even cover it! It was a huge honour – here’s the criteria for my category:

The Most Inspirational Blogger Award again does what it says on the tin. A blogger who consistently inspires you. A blogger that’s thought provoking and inquisitive. Or perhaps they have become a muse to you with constant provision of inspiration. A blogger who touched your heart and inspired you.

I was utterly delighted to then scoop second place in the same category (Most Inspirational Blogger) in the 2017 Awards.

Having thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Bloggers Bash Awards I’m happy to confirm that I am now a committee member with the impressive title of Bash Chatter Box Aka Communications Manager!

I was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire but raised in Solihull, West Midlands, UK, where I live with my three teenagers, one eleven-year-old fat goldfish and a black cat called Luna.

I was asked during an author interview to list my favourite things:

  • Pizza
  • List Writing (yes, it’s a thing)
  • Anything supernatural or mythological – especially Vampires!
  • Watching Game of Thrones/The Walking Dead/Vampire Diaries/Shadow Hunters
  • Johnny Depp!
  • Staring up at the moon (I may have been a werewolf in a previous life!)
  • Chocolate – in large quantities.

You can check out all my titles here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00G5KPMJI

I’ve met some incredible authors and bloggers over the years – see if you can spot yourself in my rouge’s gallery:



  1. Hello Shelley. Your background experiences sound very interesting. It’s great that you help others begin on their meditation journey. Meditation has worked for me and transported me to many heightened levels. Also, I have worked with YA and I know that they must enjoy your works. Will put a few on my reading list. Cheers, Lynn M.

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  2. Oh my goodness, yours looks so professional (NICE)! 🙂 Self-help without humour (which is pretty much common) is exactly what puts me off when it comes to reading the genre. I don’t want some super serious person telling me what to do! 😉 But withhumour…you’ve definitely piqued my interest! 🙂

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    1. Aww shucks, thanks Anne 🙂 Yes, I do love a good giggle especially at myself! I’m a huge self-help fan but the ‘you must do…’ and ‘take stock of..’ does my head in sometimes. Life can be pretty crappy at times but if you can find the laughter in any situation then you’ll recover faster – and probably live longer! Thanks for the follow 🙂

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  3. Congrats on your big win at the Bash! I wanted to chat with you, but didn’t muster the courage, I’m afraid! You’re a celebrity now. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed following you and discovered you thanks to the nominations. It’ll be different reading your blog posts now that I’ve “seen” you. Your prize was so well deserved. Congrats again!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much xxx
      Ha ha that made me chuckle :-). I think we were all in the same boat – a bit excited and yet apprehensive about jumping on people we didn’t know very well. Next year I will be leaping about like a jack-in-the-box and making sure I get to chat to everyone! 🙂


  4. Hi Shelley, I came across your blog from posts about the Blogger Bash awards. A huge congratulations to you! Most Inspirational, that’s awesome! It’s nice to connect with you, and I look forward to your posts. Take care, Jenny

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  5. I’m another list fan, often have a few on the go and yeah, great when I can tick something off, or cross it out when I’ve added it to a story! You have a lovely blog, Shelley and interesting to read about your books, book reviews and other activities.

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  6. Hi Shelley, so good to connect with you, thanks very much for the follow! I love your motivational quotes. Quite often as I sit down to write I read through a few, it makes a good start and gives me the right frame of mind to carry on where I left off the day before.

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  7. Hi Shelley! Just stumbled on your blog, and I’m looking forward to your posts and reading more about your book…Oathbreaker looks awesome! I just read the blurb on your site. Going to check out your motivation blog too, because I’m sure I can use all I can get 🙂

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  8. Wow, Shelley, you have such an amazing background and have written so many books! I’m so proud to know you. Congratulations on everything you have accomplished! 😀 I am also a pizza lover by the way…

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