Shelley Elkovich earned the MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in English literature from Wellesley College. She is an alumna of the Tin house workshop.
Her home is the Siskiyou of Southern Oregon: the steeply forested hills, the aquamarine rivers, and the big-hearted activist community that defends it. In this place she grew two children, flocks of laying ducks, and several dogs. While the number of on-site dependents has greatly diminished, she currently weeds a thickly planted town plot, puts up produce and infuses fruit and herbs into booze and bitters. Her house is home to stacks of books¬—when her husband is away, she lets the books come up on his side of the bed and stay all night.
Her fiction was published in the print literary journal The Flexible Persona and the Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review. Mindful that writing is not coal mining, Shelley is steadfastly revising a novel.