Shelley Gilbert, Award-Winning Author, Artist creates unique and original Fiction and Nonfiction books for Adults, Teens and Kids.
SWIMMING NAKED WITH JELLYFISH, Memoir Novel, 2008. Winner of two global Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Medal Awards: For Thought Provoking Books and For Excellence in Independent Publishing. The author is pitching her novel to film industry principals to make her story a movie.
"...wonderfully vivid...straightforward...compelling...witty...page turner." LITTLE BROWN AND COMPANY
"...wonderful writer...brave, intelligent...even dazzling." BENJAMIN CHEEVER
LAND OF SOOJ, Six Seahorse Stories, Young Adult Fiction, 2011. LAND OF SOOJ is an early land where seahorses live. Each of the six seahorse stories is independent but all are connected by a seahorse family of God and Angels who look after and protect the seahorses. Each story has a different moral theme, which is timeless and much needed for our children in our modern era. Fantasy and virtue are twin currents entwined throughout the flow of the stories.
"Charming children's book. The stories are beautifully written and morally relevant." LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY
ISLANDS, a series of three enchanting and super creative Coloring/Poem books for adults, teens and kids. Each book contains Ms. Gilbert's 30 hand-drawn, abstract drawings, which contain a great many different themes: music, art, water, blizzards, girl and boy empowerment, islands, trees, tropical, etc. Each drawing has a poem that tries to interpret the fascinating abstract drawings.
1. ISLANDS, A COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS, 2nd EDITION, 30 Hand-Drawn Drawings, 30 Poems, 2011.
2. ISLANDS, A COLORING BOOK FOR TEENS AND KIDS, 30 Hand-Drawn Drawings, 30 Poems and Recipes, 2010.
3. ISLANDS, A COLORING BOOK FOR ADULTS, VOLUME 2, 30 Hand-Drawn Drawings, 30 Poems, 2011.
"...refreshing new idea, novel idea, highly creative, fun. The students think it makes a great gift for their parents." RICHARD CLATWORTHY, TRADE BOOKS MGR, LEAVEY CTR BOOKSTORE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC.
"I would just like to thank Shelley for making another amazing coloring book! I love the poems and pictures in this book! :) ... I love how care-free the pictures are and the poems are super cute... It is a great book for vacations, the weekend, or if you are stuck at home from an injury!!! I can't wait for the next book!!! Keep them coming Shelley!!!" KELLY DENSBERGER, ILLINOIS
GOD IS REAL, My Spiritual Journey to God and Eternity, Spiritual Memoir, 2012. A Jewish atheist, Ms. Gilbert experienced a crying and shaking epiphany, found God and converted to Christianity. "In a half hour, I went from believing nothing to believing everything." Her honest and deeply personal narration is intriguing and moving.
Ms. Gilbert has completed her seventh book, Adult Novel, GOGO NEWGIRL And Permanent Peace. Earth has never known permanent peace. In the 250,000 years since humans came into existence, our planet has had peace for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, maybe, but then violence or war would break out somewhere on Earth. The one thing that humans all over the Earth want, more than anything else, we can't seem to have. Why is that? GOGO NEWGIRL And Permanent Peace answers that question. "Anger over her mother's brutal killing in 2265 unleashes a young girl's fierce passion to save Earth from violent extinction and lead it to permanent peace." The author is currently seeking its publisher.
Ms. Gilbert taught the workshops: Memoir Writing Workshop-The Vignette Method and How to Self-Publish Fiction and Nonfiction Books.
A visual artist, her collage is award-winning and her tape paintings showed in a Madison Avenue art gallery juried competition. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Gilbert graduated from SUNY/Empire State College, NY, majoring in Creative Writing, and from The Publishing Institute, University of Denver, CO. She lives in New Jersey with her husband Hank Teller.