Shelley Adina Bates MFA


Shelley Adina Bates MFA
Joined Seton Hill
Silicon Valley, CA
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Shelley Adina is the author of 24 novels published by Harlequin, Warner, and Hachette, and a dozen more published by Moonshell Books, Inc., her own independent press. She writes steampunk and contemporary romance as Shelley Adina, and as Adina Senft, writes Amish women’s fiction. She holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania, where she teaches as adjunct faculty. She won RWA’s RITA Award® in 2005, and was a finalist in 2006. When she’s not writing, Shelley is usually quilting, sewing historical costumes, or hanging out in the garden with her flock of rescued chickens.


  • MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA), 2011 [More Information]
  • MA in Writing Popular Fiction, Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA), 2002
  • BA Literature, University of California (Santa Cruz, CA), 1995 [More Information]



  • Romance Writers of America RITA® Award - Best Inspirational Novel (2005)