Shelly Nicholson
  • Female
  • Hidden Valley, PA
  • United States

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Favorite Book
Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time-Out Chair and A Stinky Surprise for Jake the Snake
About Me:
I am the author of Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time-Out Chair, so of course it's my favorite :) Besides writing, I love to cook, read, run, ski, spend time with my kids, hang out in the sunshine, shop for shoes and write some more! My debut children's book "Jake the Snake" is released May 9, 2009. I also have a picture book in the works, another Jake the Snake book that I am diligently working on, and a middle grade novel that I recently submitted to Scholastic with the hopes of hearing good news :) Besides writing children's books, I am also a freelance writer for magazines and my works have been published in Fandangle, Fun For Kidz, Kid Zone, Stories For Children, Stories that Lift and Story Station. I am currently revising a story for Children's Digest. Please check out my website to learn even more about me and to read excerpts from my book!
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New Book Release!

My second Jake the Snake book "A Stinky Surprise for Jake the Snake" was released earlier this week. Just like my first release "Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time-Out Chair" this second release is a funny early chapter book perfect for children in 1st-3rd grade. With short chapters and hilarious antics from Jake the Snake, your early reader will laugh all the way through this new book (I hope!) :-)

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Jake the Snake is having the “worstest” year of his whole… Continue

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 10:08am

Marketing and Networking

Every freelance writer should add this to his resume...freelance marketer

On Saturday, I was invited to attend a Writer's Group mini book fair in which there were several authors besides myself present to introduce their book to a group of interested readers. During the book fair, the guests were served refreshments and were given a Q&A discussion period with the authors about the publishing business, about their books, and about the ins and outs of writing and submitting.… Continue

Posted on August 2, 2009 at 11:00pm

My New Book Soon To Be Released

Currently I am busy working on a deadline for my complete manuscript "A Stinky Surprise for Jake the Snake." I have signed another contract with Publish America for this second release and my current deadline is August 13 :) This week, I'm busy busy busy with revisions, punctuation checks, proofreading, and meeting with my illustrator and creative inspiration Collen Konieczny :)

Colleen Konieczny, a very talented illustrator from southwestern PA, will be illustrating this second… Continue

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 8:00am

Children's Author Donna Thomas

On Saturday July 25th, I had the great pleasure of doing a book signing along with children's author Donna Thomas. Donna wrote the book "Kevin's Sleepytime Adventure." It is published by Mirror and is a great bedtime story for parents to read to their children!

If you haven't checked out this book, please do so. It is a really cute story and the illustrations are brilliantly done. Speaking as an experienced mom of 4 book-loving kids, "Kevin's Sleepytime Adventure" is a story that… Continue

Posted on July 26, 2009 at 7:18pm

On The Road Again...

Summer weather here in the Laurel Highlands of PA has been one gigantic piece of dog doo doo. I'd much rather describe it as mid October weather. Usually by this time of year, I have a nice golden tan from sunbathing by the pool everyday while my kids splash me with water and my electric bill is through the roof from having the A/C pumped up to maximum cooling level. This year, however, I think I can only count the number of times I've been to the pool on one hand; my skin is pale--not pastey… Continue

Posted on July 24, 2009 at 6:52pm

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At 9:30pm on September 14, 2013,
J.S. Buckingham

Hi Shelly! How have you been?

At 7:51am on July 25, 2011,
Ruthie Pople
thanks Shelly ...I get so busy it gets crazy but I do love it here
At 1:56am on September 19, 2010, Brian Goldman said…
Hi Shelly, would you please look at

Do you write children’s books reviews and interesting things in the children’s world of books? If so, Story Time For Me is a really cool kids website for animated storybooks. I see you write for a number of publications, this would be a great article since this is new technology and becoming very popular.

If you have kids 8 or under I would be happy to give you some free books as well to try out.

At 10:26pm on January 10, 2010, Nicole Trist said…
Thank you for adding me!
At 10:29am on January 7, 2010, charles m soto said…
Very cool website Shelly! love all the liks, very user friendly! I like how evrything is set up. Are you on twitter?
At 7:46pm on November 12, 2009, Kristinia said…
Sounds great, what review are you wanting me to do? My e-mail is kristinia (AT) lovingheartmommy (DOT) com
At 9:44pm on September 2, 2009, Jennifer Ochs said…
Please see my submission guidelines at my website and indicate the type of review you would like and the accompanying information, ISBN, Title, etc.
At 6:52am on September 1, 2009, Joe Huffman said…
You're welcome, and thank you.
At 11:53am on August 7, 2009, Jennifer Ochs said…
Hi Shelly... I do book reviews and author interviews. If you are interested let me know. I am at
At 12:25pm on August 6, 2009, Barbara Hart said…
Hi Shelby, you are very welcome.
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