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Hi! My name is Naomi Shibles.

I’m a middle school mom querying Birthday Ranch, a chapter book adventure, as well as Counterblow Clemency, a YA sci-fi caper.

If you’ve ever been to St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, that’s where I grew up.

My family is originally from a small town in California and still lives there, while I live in the Carolinas.


I think that, along with St. Croix, they are three of the prettiest spots in the U.S.

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My Nana taught me that you generate your own luck through hard work and perseverance.


I’ve learned that you have a hand in where you end up, so keep it moving and have fun along the way!

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Above all else, I want young people to have fun reading my books.

Professional Bio

My name is Naomi Shibles, and I’m a freelance writer and editor. I grew up in the Caribbean, and went on to be a staff writer and photographer for the Naples Sun Times (now Naples Daily News). After interning at Woman’s Day magazine, I served as editor of Min’s B2B, a weekly resource for business-to-business publishers, and spoke at events ranging from major magazine industry conferences to panel discussions, including hosting an intimate round table for publishing executives. 

I worked on and interviewed American Idol  judge Randy Jackson for Jobson Publishing. Later, I managed all digital content for New York City’s Montefiore Medical Center. I’ve interviewed Hugh Hefner for Min magazine and contributed to MediaPost, OMMA, and, among others. My work is forthcoming in 42 Stories Anthology’s Book of 42.


Since moving to Charlotte with my family, I created The Bun Family Coloring Book series, as well as This One’s For You, Messy Kid: A Workbook. I’m active on Twitter (X?) and TikTok, and publish a podcast on Substack about my writing journey, including tips and encouragement for fellow writers. My memberships include the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Authors Guild, and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

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