The Haunting of Secrets is Released Today!!!

The Release of The Haunting of Secrets is Finally Here!!! I’m so excited and have to thank each and every person who has no only helped me get here but has bought the book already and is excited about reading it. I truly hope you enjoy it and would love and feedback or reviews.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything!

As promised, here is the link to my site on my publisher’s website where you can the book in any format. Thank you again for all your support!!

And the video is on there too so if you forgot what the book is about then check out the video!!!


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This is what a dream come true looks like! I get to see my book in print!!! 4 more days until the release of The Haunting of Secrets!

thank you all for your enthusiasm and support. Hugs and kisses your way!

Shelley Pickens

Sequel is finished!

I’m happy to announce that the sequel to The Haunting of secrets is done! It’s called UNHINGED. It took me 5 months but I have to say I am so proud of this book. The first one was a labor of love, this sequel was not. I was happy with the way it turned out and am very happy that my two beta readers couldn’t put it down.

On July 24th my first book will be released. I’m super excited about that and an excerpt will be available on smash words soon.

But to wet your pallet for the sequel… is part of the preface that doesn’t give away book 1. I hope you like it 🙂

And I promise to blog more often in the future!! Still getting used to all this!!

Preface – UNHINGED

He drew me here to this house in the middle of nowhere to die by his hand. I’ve never liked guns but they sure do seem to like me. In fact I’m staring down the barrel of one right now. The clarity of mind you have knowing that death is coming for you any second is astonishing. There are so many things I would have done differently; yet so many memories I wouldn’t trade for the world. Funny hearing myself say that. For me, memories have never been something to cherish; they were always something to fear. I have absorbed so many memories in the short sixteen years of my life that it is hard for me to figure out which ones are real and which ones are borrowed. Needless to say few of them are good. Knowing what I know of the people in this world I should welcome death. But I don’t. I have a reason to live now. He’s the reason I haven’t gone insane; the reason that I came here tonight to willingly give up my life so this insane asshole pointing his gun at me can feed his delusions of grandeur. He tells me that this is my fate: to die by his hand. That’s the funny thing about fate; people think it is written in stone. They believe the age old adage that you must “accept” your fate. But that just isn’t true. It’s simply a way for people to accept the things they can’t change. If something good happens then fate “lent you a hand”. If something awful occurs, then fate was “cruel”. Yet either way, the fates I believe in aren’t left to chance. I believe you make your own fate; that life is fluid, ever changing and what you make of it is completely up to you. So tonight, if I have to die to save the ones I love then that is what I choose–no one else. But who says I have to go down easy? If I go down, so does he. Tonight I will look fate straight in the eye and tell her to go to hell.