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Shirley Gibson Coleman

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Shirley is a former book reviewer for Library Journal and the former online Science Fiction Romance Newsletter. She twice served as a judge for the Sapphire Awards given by that online science fiction group. She helped create and compile the book Ann Arbor (W)rites: A Community Memoir (2004), a collection of essays by such authors as Charles Baxter and Nicholas DelBanco. She’s worked many years at Ann Arbor District Library. Currently she is the department secretary in Community Relations &Marketing, she works behind the scenes to present hundreds of public events for youth and adults. She also edits ads, library brochures, the library website and helps coordinate an international teen short story writing contest that received more than 300 entries in 2013. Although she’s an artist, sculptor, and vocalist, Shirley has a greater passion for writing science fiction. Mersoon Rising is the first book published of five she’s written.

Interests: Adult Science Fiction, Romance, Anime,

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Mersoon Rising