Welcome to Shy Town Girls!
We’re a group of three women authors in Chicago co-authoring a four-book novel series inspired by our lives and dating experiences in our twenties. The story follows the adventures of four twenty-something girls grappling with entering adulthood in the vibrant city of Chicago. The girls experience a major turning point in their lives—their quarter-life crisis—where they question what the hell they’re doing, who they’re with and how they really define success.
Our goal with this series was to write characters who felt like real people. The four characters, Ivy, Ella, Bobbie and Meryl, are girls you know. They are all different, but they bring together a blend of qualities and personalities that we see in our best friends and in ourselves. We wanted the real life struggles that women in their twenties today deal with, from dating and relationships to their finding their right career paths. Wondering which of the Shy Town Girls you are? Grab a glass of wine and take our quiz to find out!
Listen to a recent interview with all the authors to go behind the scenes with the Shy Town Girls. Learn not only about our characters and the first book, but also about the exciting process by which we came together to collaborate as writers and Chicagoans!
Feel free to contact us for collaboration and speaking opportunities, to talk to your book club or just a drop us a line to say hello!
Sign up now to get free invites to VIP events, exclusive book updates, and the inside scoop on the Shy Town Girls! Just sign up on the right hand side!
We are dedicated to helping other young women get great starts in their careers and lives. To this end we give a portion of everything we make form our books and events to causes such as the YWCA’s Tech Gyrls initiative. Melissa also takes on publishing, journalism, pr and marketing interns regularly who have been instrumental in helping us with our books and promotion. We are all grateful to all the young women who have grown a passion for our books and the stories they tell about young women who want to lead bold, fun and exciting lives in cities around the world.
-Shy Town Girls