Shelley Hamilton

My writing process has changed over the years. In times past, I rose from dreams and went directly to my computer to describe fragments of what I had just seen and heard. This is how my novella, La Croqueuse, came into the world. I recognized the setting from my travels in Provence, and the story was there. Since my move to a warmer climate, I go out to pick the low hanging fruit for breakfast juice instead of drinking coffee at the computer. I'm still learning to squeeze narrative inspiration from grapefruit, without resorting to pulp fiction.

I have an MA in teaching which led to offering workshops on teaching peace and social justice issues in classrooms. At a forensic engineering consulting firm, I researched industrial machinery, standards and safe practices for clients, and wrote articles for peer-reviewed publications.

I enjoy duplicate bridge, but traveling is a true passion, a blend of my love of history and art.