Sarah Shade holds a MA in Dance History and MFA in Dance. Both her thesis and dissertation examined the use of metaphor and symbolism as a means of subconscious communication as per Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Mircea Eliade. She has presented workshops on symbolism and mythology at national and international conferences across the nation. Sarah writes science fiction and fantasy romance.
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Shelly C. Alexander
Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a BBA in marketing and landed a corporate job in Dallas, TX before marriage lured her to Albuquerque in the early 90's. After growing up with four older brothers and eventually having three sons of her own, Shelly decided to escape her male-dominant world for some 'girl time' by reading historical romance novels. While reading in the New Mexico sunshine on the banks of the Jemez River as her husband fished for trout, she began to dream up love stories that she would like to write herself some day.
The years passed with Shelly helping her husband run his business, volunteering for every field trip and school function imaginable and incalculable loads of dirty laundry provided by her three active boys. When she survived invasive breast cancer she decided it was now or never, and her husband insisted she buy her first laptop so she could start writing down her stories.
The rest is history. Historicals to be precise. Now, Shelly spends her days writing steamy historical romances while tending to an overweight English bulldog named Lola. Her stories feature strong, independent heroines and swashbuckling heroes, and her plots are filled with suspense, unexpected twists and subtle doses of humor. She still attends her three teenage boy's golf matches, school functions and music performances, but they have learned to do their own laundry providing Shelly with more time to devote to writing.