When Shelby Van Pelt isn’t feeding her flash-fiction addiction or writing another weird novel, she’s fending off cats while wrangling children. Her work has been featured by f(r)iction and Funny Pearls, among others, and her short story “Carry On” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Her debut novel, REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins (US) and Bloomsbury (UK) in Spring 2022.

Born and raised in Tacoma, WA, she now lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.