New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Shelley Shepard Gray

A Thursday Evening Post

Posted Mar 31 2011

This morning I took my husband and daughter to the airport.  My husband’s taking Lesley on a long weekend trip to Boulder, Colorado. Lesley did apply to CU, but they’re not really on a college visit. Tom’s mainly taking her there so they can spend some time together.  They’re visiting the campus today and will ski tomorrow. […]

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Book Signings, Radio Interviews…and a Cobra

Posted Mar 30 2011

I received a very fun email this morning from the ladies at the Cuyahoga Library up in Cleveland. Right now, we have 70 people who’ve made reservations to hear my author talk on April 12!  I’m so happy about this, because we had to frantically reschedule this when I had to have surgery.  If you […]

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Gwen’s Cherry Bread

Posted Mar 29 2011

I’ve become a big fan of Facebook. A few times a day I check in and someone’s post always makes me smile. I also truly love hearing from readers on my FB page. Someone yesterday asked me to post the recipe for Gwen’s Cherry Bread. Gwen Kent is a secondary character in The Caregiver, and […]

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Phone Calls Home

Posted Mar 28 2011

        I had to smile yesterday afternoon. I had just called our son in Alabama to talk to him about the care package I’d sent him. We talked about the clothes I’d carefully packed in the box, the box of Wheat Thins, the peanut butter cups…the dance he’d gone to on Friday night. I probably spoke […]

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Happy Friday!

Posted Mar 25 2011

Thanks to everyone who has made time to stop by and look at the new bookcovers this week! I’ve had a good time sharing them with you. I ran errands with my husband this morning and now am finally settled in at my desk to write. When we left the grocery store, it was spitting […]

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The Survivor Cover

Posted Mar 24 2011

Happy Thursday! This week is proving to be a very busy one for me. I keep doing more and more, but then am forced to take a nap every afternoon. About two or three o’clock every day, my husband has found me napping on the couch with Suzy, my little dachshund. (Suzy LOVES this new […]

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Soup Supper Soup

Posted Mar 23 2011

During Lent, our church hosts Wednesday evening ‘soup suppers’. People sign up to bring bread, soup, salad, and desserts, then we have a big pot luck-style supper in our community room. It’s fun. We have a fairly large congregation with four services each weekend, so there’s a lot of people I rarely see, being a […]

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Christmas in Sugarcreek

Posted Mar 22 2011

One of the things I did do last week while I was recuperating was finish Christmas in Sugarcreek. My editor has it now so I’m waiting to see what she thinks of the manuscript. However, I’m not the only person working hard on the book! Already the art department at Avon Inspire has been hard at […]

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A Beautiful Monday : )

Posted Mar 21 2011

Good morning! As I’ve said before, I really am a Monday morning type of person. I love a new week~I’m always hopeful something wonderful is going to happen. I’m especially optimistic today because I’m feeling so much better. I’m sitting at my desk, I have plans to run a few errands, and I’m even going […]

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My Caregivers

Posted Mar 13 2011

The irony hasn’t escaped me. For the past week-the week The Caregiver was released-I’ve been needing caregivers of my own.  After feeling some unexpected pain last week, I ended up needing surgery last Wednesday morning, then stayed in the hospital until Thursday evening. I haven’t spent the night in the hospital since my daughter was […]

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