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Shelby Adams Lloyd

Southport, North Carolina, United States

I was raised at Oxford Orphanage from 1948-1955. I left after graduating from highschool. I started working as a secretary at that time. I had planned on going to nurses' training but didn't have the funds to do so. That was the reason to start working. In the meantime I met my husband and we have been married for 53 years with three beautiful children and 6 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren. They make me very happy each time I am near them. I worked for Met Life as a sales representative for 10 years before I was put on disability due to 2/3 stomach being removed. After years of staying at home, I finally went back to work at Air Products and Chemicals. I retired from there in 1998 and we moved to the coast of North Carolina. Our small town is Southport, NC. I was already writing when I was working with Air Products but didn't seriously consider publishing anything until I retired. I published my first book in 2007 with Xlibris and was very disappointed due to the amount of money I spent. I have now written two more books that I would like to get published. I do have an editor I was lucky to get when I went to the South Carolina Writers' Workshop in 2008. I also went again last year, 2009. I will be a volunteer this coming year with them. I have tried to get an agent but it is almost impossilbe to do so. My editor is helping with that end but she is finding it hard to do. I will continue to write regardless whether I ever get publlished or not. I love it and it is a joy for me to sit at my computer, in the wee hours of the morning, and write the thoughts I am thinking when writing a story.

Interests: Writeing, Reading, walking, music, bineg with grandchildren, church

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Grains of Sand