“You simply must read this book. It’s a real tear-jerker while at the same time, heartwarming. I hope there is more of Callie’s story in the near future” Bernie, Amazon, February 2014

“Ms. Terrell does an excellent job restoring one’s faith in the goodness of humankind. Callie is a compelling and compassionate character who will capture your heart and soul” Amazon, Jeannette Huggins, Amazon, January 2014

“Shelley Terrell’s “Rag Dolls: Callie’s Story” provides a brilliant and brutally honest journey through the failures of understaffed and overstressed U.S. Child Protective Services”, Stephanie Parker, Amazon, May 2014

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Free Kindle Fire Winner-Don’t Forget to Register for Next Friday’s Free Kindle Fire Giveaway

I would like to thank everyone who has registered on my website. Thank you for your support. As you know, we are giving away a #Free #Kindle Fire each Friday for the next three Fridays, beginning today, November 28th, 2014 and ending on Friday, December 12, 2014. These will make great #Christmas #gifts for some lucky recipient. I am excited to announce that Ms. Alicia Deason is the winner of this week’s Kindle Fire drawing. Alicia, we hope you will enjoy your Kindle! It will be shipped to you via Amazon.com. The next drawing will be Friday, December 5, 2014. If you haven’t entered, please do. It’s easy! Simply register on ShelleyDTerrell.com. Please make SURE you verify your registration by clicking on the link in the email we will send you. If you do not receive a verification email from us, please check your spam filter. Our email may be in your “junk mail”. If it is not in there, please register again, just in case you accidentally entered your email address wrong the first time. For those of you who already registered, you are already entered in our next two drawings. I never knew it would be so exciting to give stuff away! I can’t wait till next Friday to see who wins; but remember, you can’t win if you don’t... read more

Thanksgiving Reflections & Empty Chairs

Today is Thanksgiving Day; the day many of us will gather at the table for food and fellowship with family, friends and loved ones. We will enjoy each other’s company as we reflect upon the people and things in our lives which make us happy. We will express gratitude for our families, friends, jobs, homes which protect us from the elements, vehicles, and possibly even our ice-makers, coffee pots, dishwashers, and other creature comforts and conveniences. Many of us will eat too much as we express gratitude for our bounty. Sadly, however, some will gather at the Thanksgiving table only to stare at the empty chair where a beloved friend or family member should be sitting. These people will long for the companionship of days gone by. This week I have watched in horror and sorrow as two of my friends lost beloved members of their families in two senseless and unrelated tragedies. One was killed in an accidental shooting; the other was killed by a drunk driver. In both cases, the family member who died was very young. In both cases, the family member who died left two small children behind. Does the fact that their deaths occurred during Thanksgiving week make them more tragic? Any time loved ones die, families are left to grieve, but during the times when people are focused on gathering together, the loss may seem more glaring. Perhaps another thing that makes the loss of these two people so horrific is the senselessness of their deaths, their young ages, and the children they left behind. I woke up this morning thinking that if... read more

Black Friday 2014 Will Be Our First Kindle Give Away. Don’t Forget to Sign Up!

As a thank you to my readers, I am giving away a #Free #Kindle #Fire each Friday for the next three Fridays. This #BlackFriday, November 28, 2014 I will give away the first one. All you have to do for your chance to win is register on my website, ShelleyDTerrell.com. Registering is easy. Simply enter your name and email address. When you have completed your registration, you will receive a verification email from me. Please do not forget to verify your email! On Friday, November 28, 2014, Damien, my ten year old son, will draw the winner from the verified registrants. If you win, I will contact you for shipping information. I will ship your Kindle Fire directly from Amazon so you will, hopefully, receive it in time for Christmas. You have my word that I will not sell, rent, loan or give your email address to anyone, so please sign up. You can’t win if you don’t... read more