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I'm a native Texan, and my stories reflect that background. A member of the corporate rat race for most of my adult life, I retired early to write books. I now spend more time at my writing career than I ever did at a conventional job.

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Shirley Holder Platt (Tier IV Author)

Jimar and his Pokes or: Mama needs new shoes
by Shirley Holder Platt

Car theft

Chapter 1
Jimar and his Pokes or Mama needs new shoes

He sat low in his restored, midnight blue Buick, flicking the ashes of his cigarette out the window. From behind, all you could see was his closely shaved and greased head, which was very round. It looked like a glossy, new, bowling ball was wearing expensive sungla...

Moon Magic: Espy's Romance
by Shirley Holder Platt

Espy is feeling insecure after being dumped by the Frenchman she met on vacation. When she's harassed by her favorite college professor, she turns to Justin, her brother's best friend, for support only to find herself falling for him. But Justin has a problem trusting women. Can Espy find her inner power or will she follow a familiar pattern and let someone else solve her problem? If she can't grow up, she'll lose her chance at love.

Chapter 1
Take Off

   I got home from Christmas vacation and everything in my world changed so fast it had my head spinning. Before I left Paris, I had everything all planned out. My life as a photo journalist would be a reality in a couple of months. I might be engaged by then. I planned to have at least...

What's Love Got to do with Green Beer?: Twelve short stories, one for each month of the year.
by Shirley Holder Platt

A short story centered around one holiday per month. Romance all year long!

Chapter 1
January - A Hot New Year

Geena shoved a glass of tomato juice in my face and said, “Drink it.” She meant well, but the smell had me gagging and running to the bathroom. Wondering if I’d ever feel human again, I sat on the cold tile floor and hugged my belly. A brand-new ye...

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