Shelly Brown

Unlike Tiffany and Justin in this story, Shelly Brown hasn’t seen any ghosts. But she has seen lots of movies, traveled to different countries, read hundreds of books, acted in oodles of plays, and made thousands of friends. She has worked as a comedian, a tour guide, and a shake-maker, but is currently a substitute teacher for some of the coolest kids ever. In her spare time she helps her husband, author Chad Morris, write awesome children’s books.

Shelly also loves a little spooky in her life. When she was twelve-years-old, she kept her Friday nights open to watch the newest X-Files episode. Every Friday. With the lights off to make it extra creepy.

Now she’s married and has five kids and three chickens. And occasionally, she jumps out and scares them. Well, not the chickens.    


Ghostsitter Shelly Brown Middle Grade Mystery

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"Part Ghostbusters, part Sherlock Holmes, all fun and excitement."
—J. Scott Savage, author of the Case File 13 series and Mysteries of Cove series

Tiffany Hart dreams of one thing, to be class president.  

However, dreams turn to nightmares when she ends up almost dead in an abandoned building and develops the oh-so-awful gift of ghost-seeing. Unfortunately, Tiffany only knows one person who can help her shake this ghoulish problem, her neighbor and the weirdest boy at school, Justin Henderson.

Justin has been seeing ghosts since he was nine, a creepy claim that has earned him the privilege of eating lunch by himself for years. Together they start to unravel a mystery with dead orphans, a white witch, and phantom spiders. To save their lives (and the afterlives of innocent children) they must face a terrifying specter as well as a ghastly woman who isn't afraid of hurting kids, dead or alive. Can Tiffany win the school election and solve her ghost problems?



Author Shelly Brown’s Ghostsitter, a spooky children’s story, teaches young readers how to face their challenges bravely even when they are afraid. Her “Everyday Courage” message empowers her listeners to try daringly, fail beautifully, and set fears aside in order to live happy lives. Using examples from books and from her own life, she shows that we all have to step out into the scary world in order to become the awesome people that we want to be. Her funny and interactive assembly will keep young audiences hooked to the very end.

Shelly has taught kids for three years with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and has worked as a happiness coach and a paid comedian. She is currently a substitute teacher, the mother to five young children, and the wife to children’s book author Chad Morris.


For out-of-area visits, the price is $600 for a single assembly. To make travel cost-effective, we offer special discounts when you refer other schools that book on the same day in your area:

Single school: $600/school.

2 schools: $450/school.

3 schools: $350/school.

There are also full day Assembly + Workshop Combo packages available, where students can experience a hands-on writing session with Shelly in a small setting.


To schedule Shelly at your school, contact Zac Strickland (

Connect with Shelly



To schedule Shelly at your school, contact Zac Strickland (


Shelly is available for interviews and appearances. To book a presentation, media appearance, interview, and/or book signing, contact Zac Strickland ( To request review copies, podcast appearances, guest blog posts, or other digital promotional opportunities, contact Zac Strickland (



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