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Shelby Jean Wagner has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry


Shelby Jean Wagner is recognized for outstanding achievements as an educator, church musician, business owner, public speaker, and author.


Ms. Wagner retired from public school teaching in 2000 and relocated with her husband, Robert, to Parrottsville, Tennessee. There they built their dream home in the Smoky Mountains. When that was completed, they worked at Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, TN for five years before establishing their own business, Smoky Mountain Creations Web Design and Development. They were founders of the Parrottsville Business Association, a networking group for small business owners in the area.

Robert passed away in 2016 and Ms. Wagner relocated back to Michigan to be near her children and their families. She now resides in Sturgis, MI, where she continues to distinguish herself in the community with her musical talents and as a debut award-winning author. When she isn’t working, Ms. Wagner enjoys line dancing, ballroom dancing, traveling, reading, writing, karaoke, playing euchre and being with friends and family. Looking ahead, she aspires to become a bestselling author.

Reviews of Learning to Dance in the Rain – Surviving Grief, Internet Dating and Romance Scams:

“She approaches her readers with understanding and empathy…(a) warm, personal narrative…A lively self-help guide for late-in-life singles.”  – Kirkus Review.

“…her no-nonsense style simply reflects the spunky personality of someone who would rather move forward than dwell in the past. …If you’re looking for comfort and solace, this may not be your best bet. But if you need someone to shoot it straight with big sisterly warnings, this book should fill the bill.” – BlueInk Review.

“Learning to Dance in the Rain II” (by Shelby Wagner) is a must read for all generations. It shares lessons in life that we can and will be able to relate to at some point in our lives…a great guide on how to protect ourselves and our parents from romance scams…” – K. Nicole Bent, Oh Hell No! Podcast.

Awards which Learning to Dance in the Rain” has received:


  • Silver Medal - the Living Now Book Awards, Relationships/Marriage.

  • the Firebird Book Award from Speak-up and Talk Radio, Grief/Hardship.

  • the IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist, Grief/Hardship.

  • the Feathered Quill Book Award Finalist, Inspirational.

  • Honorable Mention at the Southern California Book Festival.

  • Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival.

  • Literary Titan Book Award and Five-Star Review.

  • Reader Views Award and Five-Star Review.

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Available on
Learning to Dance in the Rain: E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover, and Audiobook,
SCAMS: A Resource Guide: E-Book, Paperback and Hard cover.  https://a:co/ld/cjvqSqu

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