Shirley grew up in Baton Rouge, LA and started writing at an early age. Always talkative, when she was eleven she began to put her thoughts on paper, writing stories inspired by some of her favorite writers, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Madeline L'Engle. As she grew older, she developed a love of romance and in 2009 she decided to try her hand at paranormal romance. The result was The Smoke and the Flame and its sequel, The Wind and the Fire. The Smoke and the Flame is the first novel she has ever completed, although she has written several unpublished screenplays. Her novel, If the Shoe Fits, was featured at the 2017 Louisiana Book Festival to Shirley's great delight.
Shirley graduated from Nicholls State University where she majored in History and minored in English. Since graduating (she doesn't like to think about how long ago that was) she has worked at some of the best libraries in the Baton Rouge area. She makes her home there and enjoys spending time with family members. She also loves seeing movies, reading, and going to the park with her niece in her free time.
Currently, Shirley is hard at work on her newest venture, titled DragonSong in which a princess decides to turn the tables on the dragon hunting her with the help of the best dragon slayer in the world and The Last Descendant in which the last descendant of Merlin the Magician seeks his kin and finds love with the beautiful scientist helping him.