Joined Aug 22 2013
Shirleyis a former book reviewer for LibraryJournal and the former online ScienceFiction Romance Newsletter. Shetwice served as a judge for the Sapphire Awards given by that online science fictiongroup. She helped create and compile the book Ann Arbor (W)rites: A Community Memoir (2004), acollection of essays by such authors as Charles Baxter and Nicholas DelBanco.She’s worked for many years at Ann Arbor District Library. Currently she is thedepartment secretary in Community Relations & Marketing, and works behindthe scenes to present hundreds of public events for youth and adults. Inaddition to editing ads, library brochures, and the library website, she helpedcoordinate an annual international teen short story writing contest thatreceived more than 300 entries in 2013. Although she’s an artist, sculptor, andvocalist, Shirley has a greater passion for writing science fiction.