Selah Janel has been blessed with a giant imagination since she was little and convinced that fairies lived in the nearby state park or vampires hid in the abandoned barns outside of town. An alumni of Mt. Vernon High School and the University of Southern Indiana, she spent some of her best years growing up in the Mt. Vernon/Evansville area and often goes back to her experiences to enhance her stories.
Selah has worked in costumes since her late teens in various positions for places like Glimmerglass Opera, Lincoln Amphitheatre, and The Lost Colony. More recently she has done various design and build work for various holiday, city, and amusement park shows and events. She also has experience in singing and performance, and has had experience in improv, short film, and live theatre, as well as spending two seasons on Madcap Puppet’s holiday show, Winter Wonders. At the heart of everything, though, is a story.
Her appreciation for a good story was enhanced by a love of reading, the many talented storytellers that surrounded her, and a healthy curiosity for everything. Her e-books The Other Man and Holly and Ivy are published through Mocha Memoirs Press with more to come. Lost in the Shadows, a book that encourages readers to not be intimidated by ideas and dive into the spaces between genres, is co-written with S.H. Roddey.
Her work has also been included in The MacGuffin, The Realm Beyond, Stories for Children Magazine, The Big Bad: an Anthology of Evil from Dark Oak Press, Thunder on the Battlefield from Seventh Star Press, and Grotesquerie from Mocha Memoirs Press. Olde School, the first book in her new series The Kingdom City Chronicles is released through Seventh Star Press. She likes her music to rock, her vampires lethal, her fairies to play mind games, and her princesses to hold their own.
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