Screen/Playwright & Author
With more than two decades of experience as a professional writer, Shelby has created original scripts for stage and screen, and across a myriad of genres. Feature films, documentaries, short films, reality television, music videos, dramatic theater – she’s a wordsmith with the ability to craft words into emotions. Her freshman effort as a playwright for “Powerless” garnered a meritorious recognition by The Chattanooga Theatre. Plans to produce and stage this work are ongoing, while she adapts the script for screen. As a consultant on other stage works, Shelby brings two decades of experience from both sides of the curtain, as well as her technical and creative talent.
As moderator of the monthly tabletop script reading group “ScriptWrite”, Shelby invites writers from across the MidSouth to share their work in peer-critique sessions. From musicals to historical fiction to ghost stories – all works are presented with equal enthusiasm for the listening audience.
Inspired by the antics of the family dog, Shelby has created a series of children’s books entitled “Weskit The Waggily Dog”, currently in the post-production/marketing phase.
Shelby is available for script consultations; please email your request for rates.