Author Bio

1959479_10204009111007514_3853066978835664161_nThank you for dropping by the inquisitive domain of Shell Ochsner. Please feel free to look around and if there is anything she can do for you, please don’t hesitate to let her know.

Since memory serves, there has been a pen or pencil in Shell’s hand as she composed thoughts, ideas, and dreams. Growing up in a small farming community, she yearned for adventure that wasn’t accessible in a place surrounded by wheat fields as far as the eye could see. Subsequently, she read and fell in love with books.

Reading made it possible to travel to far away lands, different time periods, and alternate realities. Those escapades that’d been unveiled, fashioned a longing for her to write.

Shell writes for magazines and blogs. Her articles are published in a number of magazines including Meridian Life Magazine. She’s written copy for Todayz Publishing Idaho Hunting & Fishing Guide, creates resume’s and cover letters for clients, and ghost writes diversified essay’s.

As an author and a poet, Shell creates captivating short stories and eloquent poems. She participated in this year’s 2014, NaPoWriMo challenge and discovered a hidden talent for poetry. Nearly tripling the traffic to her blog, she now composes poetry.

Her work includes, but not limited to:

  • Features with reference to extraordinary people and businesses
  • Adventures for the family
  • Historical expositions’
  • Educational editorials of health, nutrition, beauty, and travel
  • Short stories
  • Write copy advertorial for hotels, restaurants, campsites, recreational parks, museums, historical landmarks, and clubs.

November 1st, 2014 Shell participated in NaNoWriMo’s 50,000 words in 30 days. Beneath The Weeping Creeper is her début novel.

“I’m a true realist who has learned no matter what you may want in life, you must work for it. Nothing in this world comes easy or cheap. Nonetheless, if you want it bad enough it’s all worth the effort.” ~ Shell Ochsner

NaNoWriMo 2014, that’s it! I’ve made a conscience decision to go for 50,000 words this November. I will officially join the ranks of crazy writers who call themselves authors.

I’ll be out of the loop for a while, and I apologize for that. In reality, I’ve been out now for a while preparing for NaNoWriMo.

Thus far, I’ve got a good start on my outline and I’ve spent some good quality time getting to know my character’s. It’s so very exciting delving into each one of their psyches. I’ve dreamt about this lot for several years. It’s quite intriguing seeing them on paper and creating a world for them.

Although, I must admit; as November 1st inevitably approaches, I’m becoming more and more nervous. Think it’s time to enlist reinforcements, in a way of speaking.

I completed NaPoWriMo in April 2014. It was so much fun developing new skills that I hadn’t a clue I could use. Now, I love writing poetry. So much in fact, my first poetry chapbook is nearly completed. I can’t wait to get it published.

I’m quit certain my next venture is going to be a rollercoaster of craziness. As excited as I am, I’m in for some long night’s and a non-existent social life for 30 days. But I’ll officially be an author.