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Gender: Female
Interests: Painting, Photography, Writing, Reading
Member: Premier Author
Joined: February 2009
BethShelby is retired from the printing and commercial art field. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren. She and her husband presently live in Tennessee.

Painting, photography, and writing are her passion. She has had two short stories and several poems and essays published. She is new on Fanstory and is delighted to have discovered it. She would love to improve her writing skills.
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FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Summer Skies finished third in the contest "Tanka Poetry Contest"
September 7, 2021 at 12:13AM
    Senyai: Congratulations, Beth 🎉🎉
    September 7, 2021 at 8:33AM
    Sugarray77: Congratulations on placing in the contest! I enjoyed your Tanka very much!

    September 7, 2021 at 8:49AM
    MAMONIA: Good for you. Congrats!
    September 9, 2021 at 2:02PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Mad Enough To Bite Nails finished second in the contest "Dialogue Only Prompt"
August 25, 2021 at 7:10PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Fear For the Country's Future finished third in the contest "Feelings"
July 30, 2021 at 4:10PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Brevity of Life finished second in the contest "Minute"
July 23, 2021 at 12:13AM
    Senyai: Congratulations, Beth!! ❤️
    July 23, 2021 at 2:52AM
    Ben Colder : Cong to a great gal
    July 23, 2021 at 7:06AM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your second place finish with this lovely minute poem. judi
    July 23, 2021 at 11:11AM
    Michele Harber: I rest my case. Congratulations! I'm really happy for you.
    July 23, 2021 at 11:24AM
    Elizabeth Emerald: Congratulations! Not surprised. Cheers. LIZ
    July 24, 2021 at 11:26AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Beth!!

    July 25, 2021 at 1:46AM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Summer Memories Etched In Time finished first in the contest "Life Without The Letter A"
July 22, 2021 at 1:10PM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Beth!
    I loved every line!

    July 22, 2021 at 8:21PM
    Chrissy710 : Yaaa congrats good job Cheers Chris
    July 23, 2021 at 5:39AM
    Michele Harber: You're having quite the week, Beth. Congratulations!
    July 23, 2021 at 9:22PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: A Glimpse of Me finished second in the contest "Bio"
June 15, 2021 at 6:10PM
    Senyai: Congratulations, Beth, on your win! Well deserved ❤️

    June 16, 2021 at 3:44AM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: The Barn by the Side of the Road finished second in the contest "Take A Photo Poetry"
May 28, 2021 at 12:12AM
    Begin Again: Congratulations, Beth on winning the second place ribbon in the photo/poem contest. I loved it! Reminding us that regardless of our age... we shouldn't be tossed and forgotten because we too want to continue discovering something new.

    Smiles and hugs, Carol
    May 28, 2021 at 6:41AM
    Judy Lawless: Congratulations, Beth! A well-deserved prize.
    May 28, 2021 at 10:08AM
    Elizabeth Emerald: Congrats--I reviewed this gem--not surprised!
    May 28, 2021 at 11:15AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Beth!!!

    May 28, 2021 at 12:50PM
    Mrs. KT: Congratulations, Beth!

    May 28, 2021 at 9:42PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Wonder Years finished second in the contest "Free Verse"
May 17, 2021 at 1:10PM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : Congratulations on your Second Place Win in the Free Verse Contest! It was well deserved. Such beautiful poetry.
    May 24, 2021 at 9:15PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Nobody Likes A Brat finished third in the contest "Children's Poem"
March 25, 2021 at 12:13AM
    AnnaLinda: Congrats, Beth!
    March 30, 2021 at 9:59AM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: New Choice of The Grim Reapers finished third in the contest "Write A Script"
March 20, 2021 at 12:12AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Beth!!

    March 20, 2021 at 1:53AM
    Begin Again: Congratulations Beth - Awesome job! Wear your ribbon with pride - Smiles, Carol
    March 20, 2021 at 1:18PM
    AnnaLinda: That's an amazing win! Loved it❤
    March 21, 2021 at 7:23PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Through The Day With God finished first in the contest "Spiritual"
January 24, 2021 at 11:10AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations!!
    February 19, 2021 at 2:38PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: My Link With the Great Beyond finished third in the contest "Dying Houseplant"
January 21, 2021 at 6:10PM
    Lyn Peters: Such a simple, yet profound entry.
    February 10, 2021 at 1:52PM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Mom's Helper finished first in the contest "Golden Oldies"
January 16, 2021 at 9:10AM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: The Girl That Once Was Me finished first in the contest "Childhood"
January 13, 2021 at 12:10AM

FanStory wrote to BethShelby: Embarrassed finished third in the contest "True Story Flash"
December 12, 2020 at 12:13AM
    lyenochka: Congratulations, Beth!!

    December 12, 2020 at 6:05PM
    juliaSjames: Congratulations!
    December 12, 2020 at 7:20PM
    sammielwf: Congratulations Beth!
    December 12, 2020 at 8:05PM
    Mary Kay Bonfante : Congratulations, Beth, on winning 3rd place in this contest. What a great story!
    December 24, 2020 at 5:59AM

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#63 Ranked Author
#11 Ranked Novelist
#53 Ranked Poet
#8 Ranked Reviewer
Poetry 53
Short Works 63
Novels 11
Reviewing 8
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Enduring Love
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Vive la diffe'rence reached "All Time Best" status.
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Family Doors Swing Open Again reached "Recognized" status.
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Swimming with the Sharks reached "Recognized" status.
September 9 at 11:48PM
Summer Skies finished third in the contest "Tanka Poetry Contest"
September 7 at 12:13AM
Currents of Change reached "Recognized" status.
September 6 at 11:48PM
Word of Warning reached "All Time Best" status.
September 4 at 11:56PM
Summer Skies reached "All Time Best" status.
September 3 at 11:56PM
Word of Warning reached "Recognized" status.
September 3 at 11:48PM

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