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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). She is also the author of THEO THESAURUS (Penguin/Philomel) 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 (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, Unstoppable), REWIRED, and 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 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.