Shellie Braeuner

Shellie Braeuner is the winner of the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories contest.  She works as a nanny in Nashville, TN.  The Great Dog Wash is her first book.

Books by this Author

It’s a great day for a dog wash, and dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited. But watch out when somebody brings a cat! Shellie Braeuner’s playful, rhyming text and Robert Neubecker’s bold illustrations will make this one dog wash that kids and parents will want to visit again and again.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Semper Gumby (Always Flexible) It's our family motto.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Are We Human"; by The Killers; "The Alphabet Song," by Barenaked Ladies; "You're So Vain," by Carly Simon; "For Good," from "Wicked; and "What's Opera Doc," from Loony Toons.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I most regret a double fudge brownie ala mode I ate in April of 1983. It gave me food poisoning the day of my Senior Prom. I especially hated missing it because I had blood poisoning for my Junior Prom! But I like to say that my date that night was "Ralph."

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I think my best quality is my friendliness. I tend to make friends and keep them.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. My greatest fear is ticks. I hate ticks. I don't mind snakes, rodents, malaria carrying tsetse flies, but I am completely grossed out by ticks.

Author Voices

September 29, 2010

Nashville has been ravaged by flood. The rallying cry has been three simple words.

We are Nashville.

Five months after the flood, more than half of the homes affected are filled with families again. Because we are Nashville, we help each other out.

Kingston Springs Elementary School was closed in May after it was flooded with more than six feet of water. After three months of hard work and donations of individuals and companies like Simon and Schuster, the school opened on time, welcoming children with a clean safe building and new books.

We are Nashville.

Lighthouse Christian School saw one of its buildings float... see more

November 01, 2009

Let me just start by saying, I am not a blogger.  I just live with the very realistic belief that no one is particularly interested in my life.

But, having said that, in the spirit of Halloween, I will share my one and only Ghost Hunt.

I went to college in the middle of nowhere in Tennessee.  And when I say the middle, I mean Murfreesboro is the exact geographic center of nowhere.  We had the obelisk to prove it!  (We also had some weird cult from California who said that it was the geographic center of the Universe, but that's another story.)

Anyway, one Halloween night a group of about six of us dressed up... see more

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