Shelby Media Page

Welcome to the media page for Shelby!

Attraction and animosity sizzle between D.C. socialite, Shelby and Jesse, a retired Navy Seal turned bodyguard. Get lost in this twisting suspense, as Shelby is desperate to hide from the district and the spotlight and Jesse is desperate to protect Shelby from her enemies’ and their deadly agendas.,  reveals a formula that made him a millionaire in the Great Recession. He calls it the Elevation Principle: great content plus other people minus marketing messages equals growth.

Book Factoids

Who should read Shelby?

Here’s who the book was written for:

  • Romantic Suspense Fans
  • New Adults and Young Adult Readers
  • Nora Roberts Fans

Book Description

Shelby Ashton is Washington D.C.’s most powerful socialite. Rich and beautiful, her high-profile exposure comes with risks, but Shelby dismissed the danger signs as if they were knock-off sunglasses. Her father, the Secretary of State, did not and when he received an anonymous death threat directed towards Shelby, he hired Jesse McAdams, a retired Navy Seal as her bodyguard.

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Press Release

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Q&A with Katie Murphy

Why did you decide to write Shelby?
I had recently moved to San Diego from the D.C. area and while I was walking the beaches regularly, especially Mission Beach, I became inspired by the lifeguards there. I knew I wanted to write a story about a mysterious and beautiful female lifeguard who was haunted by her grief. From there, I built the backstory of her time in D.C. and the rest of the story just came into focus.

Have you always wanted to be an author?
Yes! I have wanted to be an author since I was 5 years old and “published” my first book in Kindergarten. It was a story about my family that I was also the illustrator for. When the teacher had us bind it I remember thinking that was the coolest thing in the whole world. Several decades later, I still think it was the coolest thing in the world!

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein. It was the book that taught me the most about myself and the kind of person I wanted to be. Runner ups include: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, False Memory by Dean Koontz, and Sanctuary by Nora Roberts. Check out my Good Reads shelf for more of my favorite books!

How would you describe yourself?
Determined! And a crazy planner from hell!

Author Bio

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Press Contacts

For interviews, quotes and other inquiries, contact:
Barbara Terry