Shirley Sorbello is a native of southern New Jersey. She majored in psychology at Rutgers University and later attended Widener University where she graduated with an M.S.W. in 1995.

“That’s Just the Way It Is” was her first self-published short story and was released in September, 2013. This was followed by a stand-alone sequel entitled, “Return to Texas” in March, 2014. In February, 2015,  Shirley edited and published “Martha’s Words,” a book of her grandmother’s poetry written around 1900. Her writings tend to reflect her background in psychology and her spiritual perspective on life.

For twenty-three years, Shirley was employed in the human services field as a social worker, therapist and administrator. She also worked for several years as a professional astrologer which included radio and TV segments. After almost ten years as a chocolate small business owner, she retired into the world of writing, something she had always wanted to pursue. In addition to writing, Shirley enjoys spending time with family and friends, music, traveling, genealogy, photography and chocolate.

At the present time Ms. Sorbello is working on a novella entitled “Where the Heart Goes” and a novel, “Trip to a Lifetime.”