~An Artist of Words~

Author Shelly Davis

I don’t want to live in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. ~ Anne Frank

Shelly Davis is a native of Florida who now makes her home in Utah. Her professional experience includes 11 years as a network news editor with a national press clipping bureau and five years as a movie reviewer with a Tennessee newspaper. Currently a freelance editor, she is the owner of Eagle Eye Edits & Critiques which works with clients worldwide.

She formerly volunteered as a literacy specialist, served as a judge for children’s literature and poetry recitation competitions, and founded a local book club for which she taught creative writing, hosted meet-the-author nights and other events, and spearheaded a book collection drive for a new young mothers school.

Shelly’s novels Eagle Shadow and Eagle Rising are a reflection of her keen interest in Old West history and Native American culture. She first created the characters and story of Eagle Shadow when she was 15 years old. Married to fine art photographer/artist/antiques dealer David “Harley” Davis from 1994 till his death in 2016, they are the parents of two sons, who were homeschooled by their mom. Taylor is now in college, majoring in filmmaking with an emphasis on writing and directing, and Tristan runs his own graphic design/illustrating business.

David Davis

Shelly’s husband David

Shelly at home 4-April 2016What Makes Shelly Tick

When she’s not writing, Shelly enjoys reading (of course!), listening to music of all kinds, watching movies, traveling, cooking, visiting museums and art galleries filled with old things, and doing yoga, all while simultaneously eating chocolate.  Discussing homeschooling is actually fun for her (she’s weird that way).  And she loves to observe people (only in public places) and catch snippets of strangers’ phone conversations.  Others call that eavesdropping, but to her it’s character research and is very important.

Iron Horse Antiques

David’s antique business where he and Shelly spent many happy hours