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Kelley G. Lamm Oh, Olive the bulldog

Kelley G. Lamm
Children's Book Author

"Shelly Snow Pordea epitomizes compassion in the realm of writing and book publishing. Her courses not only educate but inspire, providing clear, accessible guidance every step of the way. From conceptualization to publication, Shelly's expertise takes you on a journey, turning your vision into a reality. With her unwavering passion and professionalism. If you're ready to share your story, write a book, and navigate the world of self-publishing, Shelly is the ultimate guide. I wholeheartedly endorse her resources and enthusiasm, empowering you to bring your words to life."

Megan Rogers Life is rosie

"Without Shelly, my self-publishing journey would have never begun. She listened to an inexperienced and chaotic pitch of an idea and helped me transform that into an organized complete project! She is so encouraging and gifted!"

andrew newman author

"I love working with Shelly. She brings a beautiful mix of heart and technical detail to the task of crafting my Conscious Stories. I highly recommend her services." 

Jeff Goins

"I highly recommend working with Shelly. She is responsible, professional, and knows how to handle writing projects both big and small. Her attention to detail and ability to work with a deadline make her a delight to work with. I’ll definitely be doing it again!” 


Shelly's retreats and workshops for entrepreneurs and subject-matter experts who want to publish their work are highly highly effective. Check out the 2025 retreat option here, and subscribe to the newsletter for information about any upcoming events!

Her newest novel challenges the norm and highlights the treatment of women in society. Though we often claim the patriarchy is a thing of the past, when a woman's character is in question, where does she turn? Shelly draws from her experiences both in a cult setting and mainstream megachurch system to create the world and story of

The Cheating Wife.


As a screenwriter, a fictional adaptation for a series drama of Shelly's personal story is currently in production collaboration with her brother and actor, Jon Snow. 


 Shelly's formatting services offer resources for the self-published author. 


Shelly speaks to groups, schools, and organizations about her professional and personal experiences growing up in a cult,  getting out, and becoming an entrepreneur.


Shelly helps authors and creatives with the storytelling and self-publishing process through her online courses and groups.


Shelly is Board Chair for

Living Cult Free, a nonprofit for survivors of cultic abuse, and Editorial Board Member for

Tears of Eden, a nonprofit for survivors of spiritual abuse.

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