Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach

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Bio: Whether speaking across the nation or communicating through her books and the written word, Shelly Beach is driven by one desire—to communicate truth through the power of story.

Shelly Beach holds a B.A. from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and an M.R.E. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. She is a freelance writer, public speaker, and college writing instructor. Shelly’s devotionals, poetry, feature articles, and fiction have been published in a wide variety of both secular and religious markets. Her devotional for caregivers, Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Discovery House) was nominated for an Evangelical Christian Press Association Award in the Gift and Inspirational category for 2008. Her first contemporary novel in the Stewartville series, Hallie’s Heart (Kregel Publishers) was nominated for a Christy Award in 2008 as well. Her second caregiving title, Ambushed by Grace (Discovery House) is releasing in the fall of 2008. The second novel in her Stewartville series, Gifts from Morningsong, (Kregel Publishers), is releasing in February of 2009. In 2009, Eden’s Legacy: Inner Voices that Shape the Truth We Believe will release with Moody Publishers. She has also worked with Crossway on several Bibles, including the Stewardship Resource Bible, The Pastors’ Resource Bible, as well as contributing to Tyndale House Publisher’s Meditations: Via Christus project, to be released in 2009.

Shelly is the founder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writers’ Workshop in Cedar Falls, Iowa, as well as a co-founder of the Breathe Christian Writer’s Workshop in Grand Haven, Michigan. She speaks at writers’ conferences, as well as women’s conferences, retreats, caregivers’ seminars, and educational venues throughout the country. She is a members of the Christian Authors’ Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Shelly and her husband Dan provided care in their home for eight years for Dan’s father, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, and Shelly’s mother and father, who were ill with Alzheimer’s and numerous additional diagnoses. Shelly and Dan have two adult children and live in Sparta, Michigan.