Shirley Bigelow DeKelver

Here I am posing with one of my photos sold at the silent auction, Secrets in the Garden, held at the Saga Public Art Gallery in Salmon Arm.

About me


Solstice Publishing Ltd.

Publisher for my book, The Trouble with Mandy

Solstice Shadows, an affiliate of Solstice Publishing

Publisher for my book, Lilacs & Bifocals.
Publisher for my book, Child of the Ancients.

Institute of Children’s Literature, Connecticut, USA

The Institute offers writing courses, books and newsletters to adults interested in learning how to write and be published for children and teens.

Federation of B.C. Writers

The Federation’s goals are to foster the art and profession of writing in BC., and to provide support for writers at all stages of their careers.

Director of the Shuswap Association of Writers (SAW)

SAW’s mandate is to organize events enriching the cultural life in the Interior of B.C., especially the written and spoken arts.

Member of the Shuswap Association of Writers Planning Committee for Writers Festival

SAW brings together writers, readers, published authors, editors and publishers with its annual three day Word on the Lake Festival for Readers and Writers, held in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

Coordinator and Emcee of the Shuswap Association of Writers Café Lit.

Our Special Coffee House, now known as Café Lit, has changed its format and structure. Its main purpose will be to launch the Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, and all attendees will now have the opportunity to mingle and talk with ALL of our presenters; writers, editors and publishers. Throughout the evening there are readings and question periods.

Past-President and Member of the Shuswap Writers’ Group

We support and encourage each other in our writing endeavors, providing evaluation and feedback when requested. We hold a monthly coffee house which is open to the public for readings.

Writers Union of Canada

The Union is a national organization of professional writers that works to advance conditions for all writers and to foster writing in Canada.

Member of Writers’ Nook

Our writing group, held at the OK Library in Blind Bay, provides a positive environment where we can encourage one another and hone our writing skills.

A part of a global network of genealogical websites. I am currently researching my and my in-law’s family trees.


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