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Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne

Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne grew up reading, writing, and shooting in East Tennessee. After graduating from Amherst College, she worked at the Atlantic Monthly. Her nonfiction work has been published in the Atlantic MonthlyBoston Globe, and Globalpost, among others, and her short fiction has appeared in the Broad River Review and Barren Magazine. Her essay on how killing a deer made her a feminist was published in Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, edited by Courtney E. Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. She is a graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator. She lives outside Boston with her husband and four children.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Coffee, my oldest and truest friend
  2. Beer
  3. Books
  4. Bookstores
  5. Working out
  6. Ripped black jeans (Sorry, Mom, I know you hate them.)
  7. My cowboy boots
  8. My four kids, my husband, and my family
  9. Friends, especially my ride or dies. You know who you are.
  10. Faith that, deep down, people can be so very good

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