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Shelley's Blog

Well that is only partially true. Nothing perks my interest more than a good ghost story, horror novel or film. Zombies are a particular favorite of mine, especially when there are hardy, smart, resourceful survivors in the story.

To me, stories are the manna of life. A good book, an excellent podcast or a binge-able series on Netflix makes my happiness meter go up a few notches. This is why I love listening to people tell me the stories of their lives. Even better, when I am given the permission to write their stories into the form of a book, the creative juices flowing through my veins sometimes make me lose precious hours of sleep. If I am working on a life-story, it is all I can do to ignore my laptop, my fingers itching to get back to work.

If you feel your life story needs to be told; if you are ready to re-live the moments that have shaped you into the person you are today, please consider contacting me to write it all down in a way that will cause readers to never want to put the book down. I should not be the only one losing sleep :)

I would be honored to give readers the details of your story, your message, the lessons you have learned. Maybe you have important information, experiences, expertise, knowledge that must not remain bottled up inside of you, but must be shared with others so they can feel affirmation or understanding.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts. I am available to answer your questions. Let's relive the past so that it lives another day.

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One of the positive outcomes of Covid is that to appear on a television show it's as easy as logging into your laptop (and turning on your ring light to put you in the best light LOL). The show Canadian Justice reached out to me asking if we could join them to talk about romance scams. That is subject matter I now know a thing or two about after writing my sister's story in our book Her King the Con: How an Online Love Affair Led to Near Disaster. Our host Christine VanGeyn was very supportive and compassionate in her handling of the questions to my sister. This was a difficult time in our lives, yet Linda's recovery and her desire to help others avoid the pitfalls of online dating, astounds me to this day.

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Since the days of slavery, dogs were used to violently chase down escaped men and women who were running for their lives. As Black Americans fought for civil rights, k9 units were used to terrify people protesting or simply walking to school. Today, police dogs have been used during Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests to capture and hold people suspected of committing crimes.

For more background on why police dogs should not be used by law enforcement especially during rallies advocating for the lives of Black Americans, check out my article on Medium Should Police Dog K9 Units be Defunded as an Outcome of Black Lives Matter?

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