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Reading Corner

I always have a few books going. Depends on my mood-usually a thriller and a nonfiction book.

Right now on I'm reading:

  • I'm Not Dying With You Tonight (Kimberly Jones/Gilly Segal)

Shelli R. Johannes is coauthor of the six books in the LOVES SCIENCE PB series including CECE LOVES SCIENCE, (co/Kimberly Derting/HarperCollins Greenwillow), the upcoming THESAURUS (Penguin/Philomel, Summer 2021) and HOW TO BE A UNICORN (HarperChildren’s Fall 2021).


She is also the critically-acclaimed author of teen novels and thrillers (written as SR Johannes) including the NATURE OF GRACE series (Untraceable), Uncontrollable, Unstoppable), REWIRED, & ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.

Shelli never warmed up to creepy-crawly bugs, but she always loved zoology and biology. In fact, she 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 of writing.


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

Favorite Things

What's Next?

Favorite TV Binge: Veronica Mars

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter series/Lord of the Rings

Favorite Book: Pippy Longstocking

Favorite Author: John Steinbeck or James Patterson (what a range!)

Libby ICR - Jan, 5 2021

Loves Science Picture book #4 - Summer 2021

Thesaurus - Summer 2021

How to be a Unicorn - Fall 2021