Shelley Davidow is originally from South Africa but has spent two decades living and working all over the world. She has lived in England, Qatar, the USA and is now based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. “I wasn’t exactly aspiring to be such a globe-trotter, in fact, I coveted stability, but living in diverse places has given me a far-ranging experience of humanity which is never a bad thing for a writer,” she says.’But Australia is my fifth and final continent.’
The author of 47 books, she writes across genres. Her latest works include Writing the Radical Memoir, the memoirs Runaways with Shaimaa Khalil, Shadow Sisters, Whisperings in the Blood , the highly acclaimed parenting book Raising Stress-Proof Kids, as well as the poetic immigrant memoir The Eye of the Moon.
Shelley is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She’s a facilitator in Restorative Practice and runs national workshops in building social and emotional health. She is a founding member of Write on the Coast and runs national and international workshops in creative writing.