Shirley Raye is an award-winning nonfiction writer and former columnist for The Santa Fe New Mexican, Shirley Raye Redmond has sold 36 books and over 450 articles to a wide variety of publications, including The Pacific Stars and Stripes and Cosmopolitan as well as Highlights for Children and Focus on the Family magazine. Two of her nonfiction children’s titles have sold more than 200,000 copies each. Her devotions have appeared in several Guideposts devotionals, and she has written mysteries for Guideposts’ fictional series, Savannah Secrets.
Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God (Harvest House) won a 2021 Christianity Today Book Award. Lewis and Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President (Random House) was a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection. Pigeon Hero! (Simon and Schuster) won an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Patriots in Petticoats, Heroines of the American Revolution was named one of the best children’s books of the year in 2004, when it was released by Random House. Her historical romance, Rosemary’s Glove, won the 2009 New Mexico Book Award. It was a finalist in the Phoenix Desert Rose Golden Quill Contest that year too.
Shirley Raye has one husband, two grown children, five delightful grandchildren, and an M.A. in Literature. She has taught a variety of writing and literature courses at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos campus, WORDHARVEST Writers Workshops, the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference, and many other venues across the country. Shirley Raye is represented by Books & Such Literary Management.