I am beyond excited to announce that my debut novel, REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins next spring! This story, and its quirky characters, have been brewing in my head for a while, and I’m so thrilled that I finally get to share them with you.

REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES tells the story of a widow who befriends an aquarium-dwelling octopus. When a grifter comes to town, the three unlock a truth tied to her son’s disappearance thirty years ago.

I’ll share more details in the weeks and months to come, but if you want to stay in the loop (and be the first to know when preorders are available!), the easiest way is to sign up for my mailing list. (Just drop your email in that box to the right!)

A million (trillion!) thanks to everyone who has supported me in writing this book, from my husband and family, my amazing critique partners and writers group, my incredible agent, Kristin Nelson, and my wonderful editor at Ecco, Helen Atsma.

I can’t wait for you all to meet Marcellus the Octopus!

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  1. Hi Shelby,
    First I would like to thank netgalley for an advanced copy of Remarkably Bright Creatures on audio. I enjoyed this audio book so much 5 stars. What a pleasant break from life as I commuted to and from work. I am a librarian who works with our Collection Development Dept and this book is already in my pre-pub cart. I heard that there was going to be a book club highlighting RBC before publication online and would love to join in to discuss this heart warming book. Please email if you can I’m looking forward to it. Thank you again and have a wonderful day.

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