An award-winning nonfiction writer and frequent conference speaker, Shirley Raye Redmond has sold 14 books and over 400
magazine and newspaper articles. Shirley Raye, who has an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Springfield,
has taught a variety of writing and
literature courses at the Los Alamos campus of the University of New Mexico. She's also a former columnist for The Santa
Fe New Mexican.
In 1996, Shirley Raye was named Outstanding Literary Artist of the Year by the Los Alamos Arts Council. Her agent is Irene
Kraas. Her articles and essays have appeared in the numerous periodicals and publications.
Her first book, Stone of the Sun, was a romantic suspense published by Avalon in 1991.This was followed by: Grampa and
the Ghost (Avon's Camelot Books -1994), which later became a Weekly Reader book selection. Shirley Raye is a member of Southwest
Writers, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, New Mexico Book Association, Women Writing the West and the
Los Alamos Historical Society.
The Shepherd King (July 2006-Vintage Romance Publishing)
Trade paperback 227 pages (set in New Mexico's Jemez Mountains in 1891)
Lewis & Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President
Random House-- (48-pages)
To date, this title has sold more than 150,000 copies. It was a featured selection for the Children's Book of the Month
Club in the summer of 2004.
Tentacles! Tales of the Giant Squid
Random House (48 pages)
This title has sold more than 105,000 copies.
Aladdin Books/Simon & Schuster--(32-pages)
This title has received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Gold Award for 2004.
Patriots in Petticoats: Heroines of the American Revolution
Random House Landmark Book-released in hardcover --January 2004 (96 pages). Released in paperback in January 2005.
Named "one of the best children's books of the year" by Bank Street College of Education in New York.
Simon and Schuster Milestone Book (76-pages)
The Dog That Dug For Dinosaurs
Aladdin Books/Simon & Schuster (48-pages)