FORMER TPA AUTHOR: Shelley Swanson Sateren (8 TPA Titles)
Shelley Swanson Sateren is the author of thirty-two children’s books. Her middle-grade, nonfiction title, The Humane Societies: A Voice for the Animals, was a Children’s Choice book and Publisher’s Weekly called her middle-grade novel, Cat on a Hottie’s Tin Roof, “hilarious, punny and fun.”
Shelley also has twelve fiction titles published in the Max and Zoe series plus four chapter books in the humorous Adventures at Hound Hotel series. In Aug. 2016, Shelley released 4 more HOUND HOTEL books through Capstone Press; and in Aug.2017, she released the first four books in the TABBY TOWERS series, also by Capstone Press.
Shelley was an English major and also has her K-6 teaching license. She has worked with many elementary-aged children in various settings, including writing workshops. She has also worked as a children’s non-fiction book editor (Dillon/Macmillan) and in a children’s bookstore, the Red Balloon Bookshop in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Today Shelley lives in Saint Paul, MN, with her husband. They have two college-age sons.