President of the Shuswap Writers’ Group, a director of the Shuswap Association of Writers, and a member of the Planning Committee for the Shuswap Association of Writer’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, Shirley has published a young adult adventure story, The Trouble with Mandy, and three short stories and a poem in Kaleidoscope V, an anthology published by the Shuswap Writers’ Group.
The Trouble with Mandy, by Shirley Bigelow DeKelver
ISBN 9781477654774 Solstice Publishing Ltd. 2012
This is a story of thirteen-year-old Mandy Johnson, whose life just got interesting – too interesting! An injured eaglet, a prospecting grandmother, a silver mine, a ghost town, and a cave-in, and then she must endure a terrifying night with her injured friend Lance and a skeleton. Whose body is that buried beneath the rubble? Something sinister is lurking outside the cave and Mandy must find a way to get both her and Lance back to safety. Mandy is searching for her identity and learning to cope with changes happening in her life. The diversion of nursing an injured eagle is stimulating but does little to alleviate Mandy’s anxieties and she continuously feels frustrated and unhappy. Through it all, she must find the courage to survive against extraordinary odds.
Kaleidoscope V Stories and Poems, an anthology published by the Shuswap Writers’ Group, 2012,
ISBN 978-0-9784457-6-8, Shirley DeKelver did the layout and book cover, and had three short stories: One of a Kind, Grey Mist Manor, and Abigail, and a poem, Wilderness Path included in the Anthology