Welcome! My name is Shale Nelson. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and write fiction (mostly speculative) and the occasional poem or humor piece.

Feel free to contact me on Facebook or by email at shalenelson at gmail dot com.

I check Twitter sporadically.


  • I'll be at the Twin Cities Book Festival hawking my wares. The event takes place on October 17th from 10 - 5 at the Minnesota State Fair grounds.
  • "Pay Phobetor" was selected as a Notable Story in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
  • My latest sci fi novella Parish Jeppa  Goes Wrong is available on Amazon.