Ask a Librarian with Julie Chavez


Shelli R. Johannes is Dark, Twisty, and Super Fun

Season 2, Ep. 5

Shelli R. Johannes may wear lots of hats, but she’s always the best dressed in the room (even on Zoom). Julie talks to Shelli about her co-authoring experience, the importance of having excellent communication and pre-set boundaries when disagreements arise, her two new books coming this year, and how she was excellent at Fortnite mobile but her skills aren’t as strong on the PC. Shelli also shares about her journey from a degree in Marketing to writing dark YA, to now penning and co-writing bright, happy STEM picture books. She’s learned a lot over the years of wearing all those hats, and she shares some recent good advice that will apply to all writers. 

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