MEET SHELLEY ARNUSCH
Shelley Arnusch is a National Magazine Award-winning writer currently based in Calgary, Alberta. Her work appears regularly in Avenue Magazine as well as Up! Magazine, the inflight publication of Westjet Airlines. An avid skier, she spent several years in Whistler, B.C. as the entertainment editor of Pique Newsmagazine. She has written for Skier Magazine, Mountain Life and the Ski Press and contributed the foreword to the first book by Whistler-based outdoor adventure photographer Blake Jorgenson. She’s also a music lover and a regular presence on the arts and culture scene in her home city.
Arnusch has always loved to read and her career as a writer has been inspired by wanting to create great things for others to read. As a kid growing up, she regularly brought home stacks of books from the library and spent hours sawing through them, absorbing the words and storylines. Too Many Teddies is her first children’s book. Inspired by her good friend’s daughter, Arnusch’s whimsical tale will both entertain kids as well as encourage them to be friendly and giving toward others.