Biography

Shelly Fraser Mickle

Shelley Fraser Mickle was born in l944, and grew up in Arkansas and Tennessee. The mother of two grown children and the wife of a pediatric neurosurgeon, she now lives in Florida on a farm with her three horses, two dogs, one cat, and eight cows. Her first novel, THE QUEEN OF OCTOBER, was a l989 New York Times Notable Book; her second novel, REPLACING DAD, became a CBS movie and is now frequently shown on the Hallmark Channel, starring Mary McDonnell and teen heartthrob Eric von Detten.

Shelley began reading her humorous essays on National Public Radio in l995, and her collection of some of these was published in 2000, titled The Kids Are Gone; The Dog Is Depressed & Mom's on the Loose. She also writes a weekly newspaper column called "Novel Conversations" which works like a book club.

Shelly Fraser Mickle

Books by Shelly Fraser Mickle