Shelly Reuben

Shelly Reuben’s first novel, Julian Solo, was nominated for Edgar Award and Prometheus Awards. Her crime novel, Origin & Cause, was nominated for a Falcon Award. The ideas for much of her writing come from cases she investigated as a licensed private detective specializing in fire and arson investigation.

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In recent years, she has leaped (without a parachute) into fantasy with her novels My Mostly Happy Life, the Autobiography of a Climbing Tree and Parking Space: A Love Story, each an urban fable.

Reuben also writes columns for The Evening Sun and Huntington News, which just published a series of stories about Clementine Fraile and her adventures in retail at The Happy Store. Both newspapers are currently serializing her newest novel.    

For more about Shelly Reuben’s writings, visit her web site at

Her books are available in print and digital editions from booksellers everywhere.