Friday, 10 December 2021

Shellie Horst – a writer of many talents

 


Shellie Horst is a writer whose work encompasses a huge range. Science fiction and fantasy are her particular passions, but she also writes articles, blog posts, reviews, Minecraft projects, advertising copy, interactive narratives ... the list goes on.

In an unconventional career change, Shellie swapped from running an ice-cream van to writing for local news sites. From there she stepped into speculative fiction, her first publication, Virtually Everything, coming in 2013 under the pen name of Beverley Argent.



Skilled not only in creative, but also technical writing, Shellie built and developed websites for other people before turning her talents to creating her own web presence when she started her creative writing degree course from which she graduated in 2015.

Since then she has found her creative talents to be in demand. In 2015 she received a Special Commission as part of the Humber Mouth Literature FestivalTen Miles East Of England: The Quest for the Lost Stories.

‘I was lucky enough to work with some amazing children at Alderman Cogan CE School in Hull,’ Shellie says. ‘And together we not only developed a story but then converted it to a game for Minecraft.’

Juggling the demands of a young family and a career in the creative arts is not easy, but Shellie manages to balance the two and has seen her own work published in a variety of anthologies including, Ages of Escafeld, Explorations through the Wormhole, and Distaff, a science fiction anthology by female authors, for which Shellie created the cover art as well as contributing a story.



Learn more about Shellie on her website.


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