SHELLEY KASSIAN is the multi-published author of several works of fiction, including the Women of Stampede novel, The Half Mile of Baby Blue. She’s passionate about the craft of storytelling and considers herself a genre crosser, given her stories navigate the margins of dark fantasy––romantasy––and romance. A history enthusiast, she’s traveled to the UK and France to explore secret gardens and medieval castles, having an avid interest in Anne Boleyn and the Tudor period.
Shelley’s taken creative writing courses, holds board positions within professional associations, retains a Professional Editing Certificate, and attends conferences to further her writing career. Drawing on her expertise, an author has mentored novice writers, but her passion comes alive while scribing her own stories into novel-length fiction. Shelley shares her life with her husband, adores her adult children and grandpuppy pets, and lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Shelley has completed a Professional Editing Certificate at Mount Royal University, where she received a B+ for a final Capstone editing project. Education is imperative when editing documents. I am knowledgeable in copyediting, but my flair for language construction leans toward stylistic editing. When utilized in a document, style editing shapes sentences with clarity, precision, and grace.
Vice President & Bookkeeper of When Words Collide (WWC), a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, children’s books, and poetry.
Past President of the Calgary Association of Romance Writers of America (CaRWA), an association whose main purpose is to further the careers of romance writers.
Member of Romance Writers of America, Published Authors Network
Member of BISG, Book Industry Study Group
Member of IFWA, Imaginative Fiction Writers Association
Books by Abby
The Scarlett Mark published: April 2020
The Ebony Queen published: May 2020
Books by Shelley
A Lasting Harmony published: October 2016.
A Sacrifice for Love published: May 2017.
A Heart across the Ocean published: February 2018.
The Half Mile of Baby Blue published: May 2018