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Shelley is the author/illustrator of the acclaimed Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker chapter book series, and two buoyant picture books, More Than Sunny and This Joy! Her forthcoming picture book, What Are You Waiting For?, written by Marcy Campbell, releases in 2025. 


A former architectural designer, Shelley now makes books for kids from her childhood home in Michigan, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and three adorable birds.


If you're interested in the longer version of the journey to Beatrice, feel free to click through this extended bio slideshow.


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The Evolution of 
Beatrice Zinker

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