“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make.” –Truman Capote


Shelby Settles Harper

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Shelby Settle Harper holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Colorado, a Master of Arts in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and is a citizen of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.  Her work can be found in Gargoyle Magazine #61; aaduna; Tin House online; Defying Gravity: An Anthology of Washington, DC Area Women; So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art; Bethesda Magazine; and Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine.  Shelby lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she is studying French and writing her first novel.



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