Shelley Gillespie

Formerly a confirmed Couch Potato, author Shelley Gillespie became a hiker due to her husband's "gentle prodding." The Gillespies have since hiked or walked on both US coasts and many other scenic locations. Now, she actually likes hiking! An award-winning journalist and public relations consultant, she lives in Arizona where hiking in the summer can sometimes be accomplished in an air-conditioned, two-story shopping mall or outside early in the morning before temperatures exceed 100+ degrees. She is currently senior staff writer for The Communicator/copanews.com, an independent local newspaper. Shelley Gillespie was part of the founding board of Friends of the Library when Maricopa incorporated and later served as president of the organization. She also co-produced the opening day events of Maricopa's Public Library in 2009. Gillespie has presented several book readings at the Maricopa Public Library, featuring Horton Hatches the Egg. Senior staff writer for The Communicator, she recently received a journalism award from the Arizona Newspapers Association.
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Holiday Closing Alert! Memorial Day, 2020   

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As amazing as it is, this year, for the first time ever,  we're going to be closed for Memorial Day!

That means we're going to be closed, Saturday-Monday May 23rd-25th,  2020.

I know what you're thinking--what???  The whole country's been closed down for two months!  Whaddya mean, you're taking off?  Well, we haven't been closed.  We've been here working harder than ever, due to a wildly increased demand for our services, so honestly, the Crew and I desperately need these days away.  No telephone calls or emails will be answered.  The admin office needs a break.  We'll be back, everything to the ready, the morning of Tuesday, May 26th, to get cracking.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  And please, don't forget why we honor Memorial Day.  We should never--never--forget The Fallen.  

For those of you already in production, the production crew is running full steam; Judith (QA--Quality assurance, our Princess of Perfection) and Jay (Our Doyenne of Customer Delight) will be here and working, checking books and sending them out, so please, don't worry.  It's just we lazybones in the admin office that need a break!