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Shelli R. Johannes is coauthor of nine books in the LOVES SCIENCE picture book series including CECE LOVES SCIENCE, (co/Kimberly Derting/Greenwillow) and PENNY THE FOURTH PIG (Aug 2022/Capstone). She is also the author of the THEO THESAURUS series (Viking) and SHINE LIKE A UNICORN (HarperColllins.) 


She is also the critically-acclaimed author of teen novels (written as S.R. Johannes) including the NATURE OF GRACE series that sold over 250k digital copies (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, Unstoppable). She is also the author of REWIRED and ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.

Shelli can often be found on highways and country roads saving strays and other jaywalking critters or volunteering with animal conservation groups like the Atlanta Zoo, the Dolphin Project, and Bosley’s puppy orphanage. After earning a master’s in marketing and working in Corporate America as an SVP, Shelli traded out her heels and suits for flip-flops and jeans so she could follow her passion for writing.


Shelli lives in Atlanta with her own pack: a British husband, two kids, one bird, one fish, and two crazy-haired doodles who hate veggies.