The story of an unlikely friendship between two women from opposite ends of the African continent

We don’t choose where we’re born… and geography ends up being everything

During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow’s family was a crime.

Sometimes love is not enough

 

Runaways by Shelley Davidow and Shaimaa Khalil

The story of an unlikely friendship between two women from opposite ends of the African continent

We don’t choose where we’re born… and geography ends up being everything

Shadow Sisters by Shelley Davidow

During the terrifying years of Apartheid in South Africa, Shelley Davidow’s family was a crime.

Sometimes love is not enough

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 s a facilitator in Restorative Practice and runs workshops in building social and emotional health, as well as in creative writing.

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Recent Publications

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Non-Fiction

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Adult Fiction

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Young Adult Fiction

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Children’s Fiction

A selection of titles by Shelley Davidow

Raising Stress-Proof Kids by Shelley Davidow
Fail Brilliantly by Shelley Davidow and Paul Williams
Playing with Words by Paul Williams and Shelley Davidow
The Eye of the Moon by Shelley Davidow
Whisperings in the Blood by Shelley Davidow
High Infidelity by Shelley Davidow
To Have and to Hold by Shelley Davidow
FreeFalling by Shelley Davidow
In the Shadow of Inyangani by Shelley Davidow
Spirit of The Mountain by Shelley Davidow
Lights Over Emerald Creek by Shelley Davidow
The Wise Enchanter- A Journey Through the Alphabet by Shelley Davidow
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