New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Shelley Shepard Gray

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PEACE is featured in The Washington Post

Shelley is thrilled to announce that her novel, PEACE has been featured in the Washington Post.

THE PROTECTOR is a Carol Award Finalist

Shelley is thrilled to announce that THE PROTECTOR is a finalist for the Carol Award.

FOUND is a NYT and USA Today Bestseller!

Shelley is thrilled to announce that FOUND has landed on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists!

GRACE is a HOLT Medallion Winner

Shelley is thrilled to announce that GRACE is a the winner of the HOLT Medallion!

Interview at RWA National Literacy Signing

The wonderful people over at the Rhapsody Book Club interviewed me during the Literacy Signing at RWA Nationals.

New York Times Bestseller!

Shelley hit the New York Times Bestseller List for July 17, 2011 with “The Protector”!

Check out #34 in the Trade Fiction Extended part of the New York Times Bestseller List!

Shelley on NPR

Shelley was Scott Simon’s Guest on NPR on Oct. 16.

Want to hear the interview? Click here to listen.


Years ago (over 20 years ago!!), when I moved out to Colorado for college, I began subscribing to USA Today.  I desperately missed my hometown of Houston, Texas, and I figured that USA Today could at least give me a little bit of ‘Texas’ news each day.

I got hooked.

Over the years, wherever we’ve lived, we’ve gotten this paper. Sometimes we lived so far out in the country that the post office had to deliver the paper. Other times, like now, we’ve gotten the USA Today as our morning paper, tossed on the driveway.

I’m sharing that explanation so that y’all might understand just how excited I was to open today’s paper…and see the cover of Autumn’s Promise on the front of the Life section!  In the article, they mention the book, and even have my photo, right there with other authors, including Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall.

Well, I’m sure you can imagine what happened next…I started crying, the wiener dog started barking, and my husband came running… <g>

All in all, it was a pretty great way to start a Monday!


Click here to read the article.

Holt Medallion Winner!

Forgiven is the 2009 Holt Medallion Winner for Best Short Inspirational Romance

Amish Romance: Bonnets but no bosoms

Read The Amish romance: Bonnets, but no bosoms – an article from, featuring Shelley.