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General Information

Name:  Shelby Holmes  

Pen Name: Shelby Holmes

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1970 in Chicago, IL


Illinois Connection

Holmes was born and raised in the Chicago metropolitan area. He lived in Oak Park for three years while attending Robert Morris College and Governor State University and now resides in Shorewood.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shelby Holmes, an inspirational poet, playwright, radio spokesperson, author, and preacher earned his bachelor's degree from Governors state University and his masters degree from Dallas Baptist University. Formerly a associate minister of a Baptist Church in Dallas, he and his wife live in the midwest.

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