Shelley is a crime fiction writer living on Waywurru land in north east Victoria. Her debut novel WAKE won the CWA Debut Dagger in 2019 and was previously shortlisted for both the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and the Bath Novel Award. Her second novel Ripper will be published in 2023. When not writing, Shelley is working to establish a small permaculture farm and studies agriculture at the University of New England. She is an alumni of ACT Writers Hardcopy program and a Varuna fellow.