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Shelli Marie was born and raised in an urban neighborhood in Portland, Oregon where she was “Bussed Out” in order to receive a better education. She later moved to Washington where she attended the Art and Fashion Institute of Seattle, where she also met her husband.
After a failed marriage, she dropped out of school and moved back to Portland and began to hustle in order to provide for her family. Desiring a change in her life and a better education for her children, she relocated to Arizona, where she currently lives with three of her four children.
Shelli Marie started to read quite often, with her main interest being urban fiction. It was not only that she could relate to it. “With a good book you can get all the hot and steamy stuff along with a great plot, not to mention, you can put any face you want on the characters.”
Shelli began to take time out to write, something she hadn’t done since she was in grade school. She takes portions of her life and the lives of her closest friends, combines them and adds some fire, to create exceptional stories.
“Even without a college education, I was determined to write, edit and publish my own material.”
“I want to write books that even the most challenged reader can enjoy.”
“If I can just encourage one person to read a book, that hasn’t ever read an entire book then my job is accomplished!”
Although Shelli Marie started her journey as an indie author, she is currently writing for Leo Sullivan, Sullivan Productions, LLC
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