A dead mother… A violent father… A missing brother… Will she follow the pack or destroy them?
Shelley is a talented author, blogger and book/blog coach. She also runs two blogs of her own; one dedicated to her writing, and the other as a motivational and well being platform aimed at raising awareness of mindful thinking and positivity.
She has also been nominated for awards at the annual Blogger Bash winning the Most Inspirational Blog Award 2016 and coming second in the same category in 2017.
As part of this spotlight I read Oath Breaker with some trepidation because YA is not ordinarily my genre. I was pleasantly surprised, possibly because it touches on my own writing in paranormal and horror. I found it a joy to read and gave it five stars on GoodReads, but don’t take my word for it and look to the book reviews I’ve linked at the end of the post.
Shelley Wilson was born in Leeds, but moved to the West Midlands when she was a youngster. She is a single mum to three teenagers, a fat goldfish and a crazy black cat called Luna. Her favourite things (apart from her children) are vampires, mythology, history, and pizza. Shelley is an avid reader and blogger with a passion for Netflix marathon binge watching sessions.
She divides her time between blogging and writing motivational non-fiction books for adults, and the fantasy worlds of her YA fiction.
Her non-fiction books combine lifestyle, motivation and self-help with a healthy dose of humour, and her YA novels combine myth, legend and fairy tales with a side order of demonic chaos. You can check out all Shelley’s books here:
Shelley can be found lurking on Twitter and Facebook all the time (she wishes to add procrastination to her favourite things list!)
Her most recent book is called Oath Breaker. A YA novel following the trail of Mia who witnesses the untimely death of her father at the hands of wolf. Taken into care by her “Uncle,” Sebastian, her journey into a strange new world begins.
A DEAD MOTHER…
A VIOLENT FATHER…
A MISSING BROTHER…
When Mia’s father is murdered, it’s her estranged uncle that comes to the rescue, but what he offers her in return for his help could be worse than the life she is leaving behind.
Taken to Hood Academy, a unique school deep in the forest, she discovers friendships, love, and the courage to stand on her own.
As she trains hard, Mia takes the oath that seals her future as a werewolf hunter, but not everyone wants Mia to succeed.
Screams in the night. Secret rooms. Hidden letters. Mia becomes an important piece in a game she doesn’t want to play.
Will the truth set her free, or will it destroy her?
Oath Breaker can be purchased from the following links
I asked Shelley three questions to go with this spotlight;
What are your inspirations and favourite writing genres?
I adore writing young adult stories, possibly because I have three teenage children under my roof. I’ve also decided that I want to be an eternal young adult no matter have many miles I have on the clock! YA is my favourite genre to read and write as there is so much you can explore in coming-of-age stories. My main influences would be Cassandra Clare and Sarah J. Maas who are fantastic world builders.
Where did the inspiration for Oath Breaker come from?
The inspiration for Oath Breaker came about when I helped my daughter with her homework. She had to adapt a well-known fairy tale, and I suggested she turn Little Red Riding Hood into a werewolf hunter. She didn’t develop the idea, but I couldn’t get the story out of my head and so it evolved from there.
Can you give us three none-writing related random facts about yourself?
- I don’t like ice-cream.
- I have two tattoos.
- I once lived in a converted cow shed in the Catskill Mountains for three months.
You can follow Shelley across her across social media by clicking on the following links.
Reviews of Oath Breaker and an author interview can be found here.