Shelly Thacker Meinhardt has been delighting readers, editors and reviewers since her first sale to a small-town newspaper in 1989. Her non-fiction has appeared in more than 30 national and regional magazines including Country Living, Entrepreneur and American Bookseller. Editors rely on her for fresh ideas, vivid writing, and articles that are always well-organized and on deadline.
Shelly sold her first novel in 1990 and continues to write fiction under her maiden name, Shelly Thacker. Critics have hailed her award-winning books as "poignant" and "memorable." There are more than one million copies of her nine novels in print and translations have been published worldwide.