More About the Author
Author, Actor, Orator
Angela's directing debut, the multi-award winning documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, led to appearances of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours Investigates, NPR, Lifetime Television, the Ricki Lake Show, and the cover of the New York Times. She later wrote Finding Angela Shelton about her experience during the making of the documentary and the epidemic of abuse and violence.
She co-wrote the screenplay for Tumbleweeds, winner of the 1999 filmmaker's trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie was based on Angela's life and first manuscript, written when she was 19.
Her Emmy award winning performance as a Superhero for children in the video series, The Safe Side, has taught countless children about Stranger Danger and other important topics.
Angela has traveled the country speaking to various audiences about the epidemic of abuse. She has spoken in Congress, universities, military bases, high schools, elementary schools, community centers, conferences and seminars nationwide and abroad. She has inspired thousands of people learn how to move forward and live "happily ever after." Her unique perspective and joyful humor inspire others "to live a joyful life no matter what you've been through (and we all have a story).
The Be Your Own Hero Healing Workbook is Angela's most popular product, helping people move past pain and into living fun healthy lives. It is used in classrooms, support groups, and therapist's offices around the country.
Her extraordinary new children's book series, The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton is filled with lots of life lessons and is written to expand the heart, mind and vocabulary. She incorporated the character into a series of book projects geared to all reading levels. Tilda Pinkerton's Magical Hats are written for K-3.