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Shelly Crane is one of our original four indie authors and even if she never writes another story I know we’ll be reading her stuff for years to come. But thankfully she’s not done yet! Continuing to crank out new stories in the Devoured series and the Significance series (Currently in development as a television series! with undoubtedly many more on the way!


About Shelly Crane

Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She loves paperbacks, coffee, and candy corn, and to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants and site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.


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Collide SeriesCollide

Devour SeriesDevour

Wide Awake Series Boxed Set!

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Why did you decide to become a writer?

After reading all the books in the YA section of the bookstore, I started to notice that a lot of them were following a lot of the same plots. So an idea came to me and I just sat down one day and started to write. I wrote Collide in two weeks’ time.

What are your favorite genres to read?

My favorite thing in to read what I write, but finding sweet, romantic YA books really hard to find ๐Ÿ™‚ And I usually read the opposite of what I’m writing. Like write now I’m writing the new Significance book so I’ve been reading nothing but contemps.

Favorite writing food / snack?

Banana chips, Sweet-tarts, and cinnamon covered nuts.

What do you hope readers take away most from your writing?

That life is hard, and not fair, but we should try to be the best people we can and when you love, love with all you’ve got. That true love exists and it’s all about compromise and sticking with it. It’s up to us and no one else to make it work.

Whoโ€™s the favorite character of yours that youโ€™ve written and why?

I’d have to say Merrick. He was the first book boy I ever wrote down to words in Collide. He’s pretty perfect and will always be my favorite.

What is your writing style? Outliner/Planner or Seat of the Pantser?

Pantser, all the way. It would feel like school or work otherwise to me. To each his own.

If someone wanted to become a writer, what tips would you give to them?

To do your research, reach out to other authors (Because they are awesome and supportive) and reach out to your fans because THEY ARE THE REASON YOU ARE HERE! I also have a ton of advice on my blog here

If you werenโ€™t a writer, what would you do?

I was a stay-at-home mom before I was a writer, still am, and that’s what I’d be if I wasn’t one. I always knew that’s what I wanted to be ๐Ÿ™‚

Coke, Pepsi, or?

I used to be a Pepsi girl. Pepsi Max used to be my writing tool, but I started taking a medication which didn’t allow me to drink carbonated drinks. I haven’t had a Pepsi in 5 months. I’m devastated!! ๐Ÿ™‚


I might have to see about getting this framed on the wall under the Shelly Crane shine


Ok maybe not quite a shrine, but I’m fresh out of dark closets and candles ๐Ÿ˜‰