Amidst the growing prosperity of India, there is an entire generation of parentless children growing up. They are everywhere. They fill the streets, the railway stations, the shanty villages. Some scrounge through trash for newspapers, rags or anything they can sell at traffic intersections. Others, often as young as two or three years old, beg. Many are homeless, overflowing orphanages and other institutional homes to live on the streets where they are extremely vulnerable to being trafficked into child labor if they’re lucky, brothels if they’re not. They are invisible children; their plight goes virtually unnoticed, their voices silenced.
Shelley Seale’s narrative non-fiction book follows the lives of just such children as those brought to life in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India depicts Seale’s journey into orphanages and through the streets and slums of India where millions of innocent children live without families. Foreword by Joan Collins, with endorsements by Geralyn Dreyfous (Executive Producer of Born Into Brothels), Dominique Lapierre (Author of City of Joy), Save The Children, Human Rights Watch and more.
List Price: $12.95
Publisher: Dogs Eye View Media
Softcover: 342 Pages
Publication Date: June 30, 2011 (Second Edition)
A first edition, Insiders’ Guide to Seattle is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this thriving city in the Pacific Northwest. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Seattle and its surrounding environs.
List Price: $18.95
Softcover: 288 Pages
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Publication Date: December 7, 2010
by Shelley Seale (Author), Charles P Newton (Illustrator)
On a still, silent night in Craven Falls, a mysterious circus comes to town. But what the townspeople discover about this circus, and its imperfect magic, is the real story.
Written by Shelley Seale, based upon the illustrations and characters of Charles P. Newton.
List Price: $7.99
Publisher: CreateSpace by Amazon
Softcover: 32 Pages
Publication Date: December 29, 2014
by Shelley Seale and Keith Hajovsky
Are you tired of the conventional wisdom which says that you have to spend a lot of money to travel the world? Do you want to learn how two well-traveled vagabonds have managed to do it for decades, as well as the travel-cheap insights they have accumulated over many years of gallivanting around the globe?
There are many travel resources and guidebooks out there that tell you how to travel on the cheap, how to save money, how to get the best airfares. We have read and used many of them, and there are lots of good ones around. Our new, Updated 2nd Edition of How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!) is different in that in these pages, we share our own personal resources and experiences to show ways in which you can travel not just cheaply, but for free – or damn close to it.
List Price: $9.99-14.99
Publisher: CreateSpace by Amazon
PDF or Softcover: 106 Pages
Publication Date: November 1, 2013 (Second Edition)
Sara Barton is a woman who has spent eight years frantically pursuing a mediocre and entirely unexamined life – one without sorrows, without scars. Sara’s best friend, Jule, has been missing from her life for eight years. Jule’s disappearance was so inexplicable and so painful that Sara has completely obliterated all remembrances of her–until a photograph brings them back suddenly and without warning. Thus Sara begins an unwilling journey into the blackness of her abyss to put together the pieces of her memories, answers to the question of what had happened, and most of all to see if she can somehow find the Sara she had once been. Sara Sometimes is a story about friendship and loss and survival. It is about the selves we discard along the way to becoming the person we are.
List Price: $14.95
Softcover: 176 Pages
Publication Date: March 25, 2001
Other books I have contributed to:
Part travel guidebook, part anthology, all inspiring! The Voluntary Traveler is a travel anthology penned by writers from all over the world. Focused on inspiring volunteer vacations and/or encouraging adventure-minded people to see volunteer work as a part of ones longer journey, the book will also include a volunteer guide section, listing charities needing volunteer assistance, plus organizations that coordinate service orientated travel. Shelley Seale is a contributing author to The Voluntary Traveler, penning the first chapter of the book about volunteer travel to India.
List Price: $19.00
Softcover: 488 Pages
Publisher: Dogs Eye View Media
Publication Date: August 15, 2009
France. It evokes images of crusty baguettes, country lanes, exciting cafes in Paris…and of course, that kid looking back on the bike holding his bread. France is so many things, all sensual, delightful, and to the traveler, from Strasbourg to Nice, Normandy to Marseille, it’s the ultimate destination. Maybe that’s why 75 million travelers visit France every year, more than any other country on earth. In GoNOMAD’s France Plane Reader, you’ll discover the parts of France that others may miss.
List Price: $2.99
Kindle: 275 Pages
Publisher: Delabarre Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: August 1, 2012
A Cup of Comfort for a Better World: Stories that celebrate those who give, care, and volunteer. Despite a declining economy volunteers are selflessly donating their time, money, and resources. And “A ‘Cup of Comfort’ for A Better World” is the perfect celebration of this generosity of spirit. Featuring 50 stories written by men and women, young and old, this collection will be an inspiring and uplifting addition to the beloved “Cup of Comfort” series.
Shelley’s contributing chapter, “You Bought Me Sleep,” was the Grand Prize winner in contributor’s stories to the anthology.
List Price: $11.95
Kindle: 336 Pages
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: March 18, 2010
The American Hotel & Lodging Association captures the lodging industry’s rich history and tells the story of how the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) came to be, starting at the turn of the 19th century when the industry was only 10,000 properties strong. The four-color, 144-page coffee-table style book features spectacular photographs and colorful anecdotes that give insight on the key milestones, innovations, and people who shaped the industry over the last 100 years, as well as the many issues, both social and economic, hoteliers faced.
List Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 129 Pages
Publisher: American Hotel & Motel Assoc
Publication Date: November 1, 2009