Magic Denied

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Shelly McGowan

Shelly was raised by her paternal Grandma, Georgette. Her life was filled with good food, stories, and lots of lessons about antiques, old plantations, and what proper etiquette was for young ladies. Georgette's retirement was dedicated to Shelly. That love resonates with her every day, especially in her writing. When she was thirteen years old Georgette handed her a paperback book and told her to dream. From that moment on she has not stopped reading or dreaming of becoming a writer. 

After a long career in technology, real estate, and raising three children she decided it was time to pursue a dream. While Shelly had written technical documents during her career in technology she had no idea what it meant to be a fiction writer. With determination and the guiding hand of a veteran writer as her mentor, she slowly learned to craft a story. Finally, she realized her dream with her first publication of Magic's Lovers in August 2016.

She saw the reviews for Magic's Lovers, the emails, and private messages requesting that Shay & Pierce's book become a series. She jumped into book two and wrote the second most requested story. Magic Denied was published in September 2017. Petra's book is planned!

Living in Seattle, Washington area with her geeky husband of over twenty years and three teenagers, Shelly squeezes in writing when she can. The house includes four dogs, six cats, two birds, and whatever lizards her husband keeps in his basement lab. She spends most of her time researching and writing.