Shelley Read

Shelley Read’s internationally bestselling debut novel, Go as a River, is being translated into over thirty languages and has been optioned for film by Mazur Kaplan in partnership with Fifth Season. She taught writing and literature as a Senior Lecturer at Western Colorado University for nearly three decades, where she was also a founder of the Environment & Sustainability major and a program for at-risk students. She holds degrees in writing and literary studies from the University of Denver and Temple University and is a regular contributor to Crested Butte Magazine and Gunnison Valley Journal. She is a fifth-generation Coloradoan who lives with her
family in the Elk Mountains of the Western Slope.

Books by Shelley Read
Go as a River