© 2013-2018 by Liliana Shelbrook.

Liliana Shelbrook, author

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One of the best books I have read in an incredibly long time. I was pulled in and felt the joy and the sadness, and cried and laughed along with Kathleen from page one until the very last words. 

I loved the way she took a period before our time and worked it into a very lovely story, trans­port­ing the reader as if they were actu­ally there. I felt like I was watch­ing the scenes front and center, fol­low­ing the char­ac­ters as they pro­gressed through the story. I felt like it flowed beautifully and I could grasp onto each piece.

I love the characters in Shelbrook’s book. I feel like I know the characters of Kathleen and her mother Martha. They are strong, defi­ant, and forced into making hard and unpopular choices. Even when they are at their lowest, they fight.


I earned my bachelor’s degree in journalism and went on to achieve a masters of arts in education. I have worked as a journalist and also as a teacher. I currently teach writing at a major entertainment, arts, and media institution in Central Florida. My new novel, Lantern in the Mist, is the first book in a dramatic trilogy set in the early twentieth century. I created it to be an exciting series that traces the birth and growth of modern America through dynamic characters who represent our country’s history.


When I am not teaching writing or writing historical fiction, you will find me laughing with my rat terrier, Miss Eadie. I also spend time reading for pleasure,watching classic movies, and playing video games. When it’s time for a treat, I reward myself with a grilled cheese sandwich or with chocolate.

Miss Eadie and Me!


LANTERN IN THE MIST just received two silver medals (historical fiction and western) from Florida Authors and Publishers Association. It was really a wonderful night with family and friends.(August 6, 2016)

I had a great time meeting fellow writers at the Florida Writer's Association "I Love Books," signing. (May 1, 2016)

I met many new readers and fellow writers at the "Locally Grown Words Summer Book Fair" this Sunday. What a great outdoor event!  (June 2015)

Thank you, dear readers, for coming out to meet me at the Orange County Orlando Library in Florida for “The Local Authors’ Spring Festival!” (April 2015)


One of an author's proudest moments - Lantern in the Mist is available at Orange County Public Library! (Orlando, FL - January, 2015)



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