Shelby McNally
Student Assistant
About Shelby
Houston, Texas
High School:
Klein High School
English with concentration in Creative Writing

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Veterinarian, forensic scientist, and animator.

What career are you working toward?

Editing novels.

When you were in high school, how did you choose your career path?

I started writing for fun when I was in middle school, and realized that editing was my favorite part of that. There are lots of online communities of writers, and I would often volunteer to edit for others. At some point in my junior year, I realized I could make a job out that.

Who inspires you?

Writers who didn't get their break until their fourth or fifth novel, like Maggie Stiefvater and V.E. Schwab.

What three traits best describe you?

Hardworking, fair, and quiet.

What are your skills or talents that most people don't know about?

I play guitar, crochet, and taught myself HTML.

What's your favorite place in the world?

Durango, Colorado.

If you could visit any place you've never been, where would you go?

I love history so I want to spend time in Greece and Egypt; I also want to see the Northern Lights.

What do you enjoy when you're not working or studying?

Reading, writing, and photography.

What are your favorite books and/or movies?

BOOKS: Six of Crows and The Scorpio Races. MOVIES: How to Train Your Dragon and Into the Spiderverse.

Who is your favorite musician/band?

AJR and Lorde.

What is your favorite meal?

My mom's potato soup.

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