Turtle Shell Publishing Online Publishing & Bookstore

Amber Kincaid grew up in the small unincorporated community of Naoma, deep in the hills of West Virginia. She now lives with her husband and two cats just off of the New River Gorge National River and spends her days hiking, traveling and writing. She just published her first book titled "Avalonia" 

Sharon Jones is a mother and grandmother, she is married to a wonderful man who she loves dearly and can not think of anyone else she would rather spend her life with. Thanks to him and her daughter she has begun to put her writings into books to share with others. They have supported and encouraged her in everything she does. She thanks God for blessing her with family and friends and for giving her the ability to put her thoughts into words. She has two short stories published in More Than Meets The Eye and also has an introduction book to herself titled Matter's of the Heart. She has some other books in the works that will be coming out soon. She recently Published a poem book titled "Reflections of the Heart" and has three poems in "Soaring High".

Graci Marie is a 7-year-old girl who loves to express herself through writing and pictures. She gets her inspiration and creativity from her Maw Maw who is an author and her Mom who is not only an author but a Publisher as well.  When not writing Graci enjoys listening to music, playing with Legos and singing. Adventures in the Bay is her first book of many to come.

Michelle Chrisner is a published author. She has been published with the Maddvocate 2003 summer issue, and newsletters with her poetry that was issued to every D.A. and Judge across the United States. She also has a published horror novel called “Riker's Point”, and a children's book called, “E.B.'s Adventures”. Michelle writes scripts for film, and obtained a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment with Full Sail University. She has been featured in publications by Faith by Grace Publishing including 2 short stories in “More than Meets the Eye” and 3 poems in  “Soaring High” and is about to release her teaser book titled “Bits & Pieces”.

Ryan Albanese was born, raised, and still reside in New Jersey. She currently has two books self published, "Release Me" and "Behind Prison Bars". Not only does she want to be an accomplished author but she also plans on writing movies. She has two short stories published in More Than Meets The Eye and just released a children's book titled Red's Day out.

Jodi Addison has always wanted to be a writer since she was twelve years old. She lives in Culpeper Virginia with her husband and kitten, Shadow. 'Adventures of Two Best Friends' is her first major book and hopefully will have more.

Sheri Cobb, wife to Don for 16 years, mother of 8 biological children and 3 adopted children, and owner of Goldie the crazy dog, spends her time running to and fro. She enjoys the mountains, the beach, and a long hot bath.  Her dream had always been to write a book and visit Bora Bora. Still awaiting Bora Bora...


Cari Resnick has dreamed of being a writer since the third grade. She was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul; Just for Teenagers in 2011. She lives in a small beachside town in Massachusetts with her firefighter husband Kenny, and their three very active boys.  Cari enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with paleo recipes, crafting, reading, going to bible studies, playing outside with her family, and of course writing.

Justine Johnston Hemmestad lives in Iowa with her husband of 25 years; they have seven children, three of them grown, and a grandchild on the way. Among her publishing credits is an essay in "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries" (her blog chronicling her published work is at http://justinejohnstonhemmestad.blogspot.com/ ). She is currently working toward earning a Master’s Degree in literature through Northern Arizona University, and she would one day like to teach writing as well as publish her novels. "Truth be Told" is her first book released thus far.