Meet Shelly Roark


I’ve been a professional writer for more than 25 years. Upon graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, I worked in the newspaper biz for a decade . . . my nosy nature absolutely loved it! I met the most fascinating people. After my first baby, I decided I couldn’t head off to the newsroom and leave my sweet girl. SO . . . for the past 15 years, I’ve been a professional ghostwriter for ministries, non-profits and individuals.  I’ve captured the voice and passion of others in books, magazines, fund-raising letters, devotionals, radio and TV scripts, product development and more. Once again, I’ve met the most fascinating people!

What a privilege to tell the story of how God wrapped His arms of love around a little girl in Uganda who was orphaned and sold into slavery. How blessed I’ve been to share the good news of precious babies and their moms saved from the pain of abortion. Every broken family healed and hungry child fed through the kindness of strangers is reason to celebrate! After writing for many different agencies and hundreds of ministries that make a real difference for hurting people, I can tell you that God does amazing things through ordinary people just like you and me. Currently, I write for Focus on the Family and love it.

While writing is my trade, children are my passion. I’ve worked in children’s ministry since I was a teen myself. I perform for children as a clown and ventriloquist and love making children laugh and smile while teaching them spiritual truths. I must tell you, children are the most fascinating people of all! I’ve giggled til my sides hurt and cried my eyes dry with the most special boys and girls. Children truly are God’s greatest treasures. Thank you for sharing in my joys.