Shelley Chappell is a writer of fantasy fiction and fairy tale retellings for children and young adults. She is the author of Beyond the Briar: A Collection of Romantic Fairy Tales (nominated for a Sir Julius Vogel Award) and a variety of short stories. Shelley wrote a doctoral thesis on fantastic metamorphosis in children’s and young adult fantasy literature, titled Werewolves, wings, and other weird transformations. Her academic work includes articles on fantasy motifs as metaphors and werewolves as a metaphor for racial difference.
To find out more about Shelley and her writing, visit her website, www.shelleychappell.com, or make a connection with Shelley by following her posts on Facebook, Goodreads, or Pinterest. Her book: Beyond The Briar: Fall in love with four new versions of your favourite fairy tales in this magical collection of romantic novelettes for young adult readers.
Shelley had the honor of being the first guest on Jessie’s Coffee Shop under it’s new name and on our new station KLRNRadio