Meet the Author event at a street festival Amelia Island FL
Meet the Author event at a street festival Amelia Island FL

Hi, Welcome to my website. I am Shelby Wagner, and I am the a published author of two books:
1) – “Learning to Dance in the Rain: Dealing with Grief, Moving On and Online Dating” was self-published and released December 19, 2018 in paperback and eBook.
2) – “Learning to Dance in the Rain II – Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams” which is the second edition, updated and enlarged. It is also self-published and was the eBook was released December 19, 2020 by Xlibris. Paperback and Hardcover were revised and released January 27, 2021. The audio version will be available soon.

Book Two is available online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, xlibris.com, walmart.com and many others, as well as retail outlets by special order. Book one is only available from this website, directly from me and it is a condensed version.

I have always enjoyed writing. When I was in the 4th grade, I wrote a play which the teacher asked me to read it to the class. Being very shy, to get up in front of the class and read my writing was scary, but also exciting. Even at a young age, I was almost always the teacher when we played school. I guess I was a “control freak” from the beginning. In Junior High I started taking piano lessons and at 16 I became the organist at my church, a position I held for the next 23 years.

In 1963 I graduated as a member of the Charter Class of Oakland University earning a BA in Elementary Education and in 1967 a MA from Michigan State University.  From 1963 – 1975, I taught first, third and sixth grades, and earned a BMus in 1987 while being a stay at home Mom. From 1987 – 2000, I was a music teacher. I currently play piano duets with a friend for community events, and am a member of the Sturgis Writers’ Mill in Southwest MI. In 2019 I did over twenty Meet the Author / Book Signings. The one below was at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Battle Creek, MI.

Book Signing, Barnes and Noble, Battle Creek, MI
Five Lakes Coffee, Sturgis,
The setting for our Concert in January 2020. Four Hands on one keyboard with Linda.
Piano Duets at Senior Center St. Patrick's Day, 2019
Piano Duets at Senior Center St. Patrick’s Day, 2018