I so love writing for Good Housekeeping! The magazine’s editors and readers truly “get” what I write. Last year, I wrote an essay on my grandmothers’ charm bracelets and lives that appeared in the magazine, and I recently penned a deeply personal essay that appeared on Goodhousekeeping.com. The essay about...

I was honored to learn that The Charm Bracelet was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book of the Year. Each year, hundreds of books are nominated and a select few are chosen by the Library of Michigan as their best books of the year. The chosen books are by Michigan...

Thrilled with the wonderful early reviews and buzz for The Hope Chest! New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein called The Hope Chest “a graceful, touching novel, and a moving, emotionally impactful read.” Booklist stated that “the artifacts of women’s lives serve as the framework for Shipman’s latest … which demonstrates...

The Hope Chest (So groß wie deine Träume in Germany, or As Big As Your Dreams) IS A BESTSELLER IN GERMANY! The novel debuted on the Spiegel bestseller list at #13 and is moving up the list every week! To date, the novel has sold to Germany, Italy and Norway...

I am thrilled to share with you today a Q&A with the renowned and iconic name in American home decor, Christopher Radko. For over 30 years, Christopher’s handcrafted holiday ornaments and decor have graced the homes of royalty, Hollywood celebrities and families world over. Christopher has been on TODAY and OPRAH,...

I was honored to be invited to the East Hampton Library's 12th Annual Authors Night in August. I was greeted by Library Director Dennis Fabiszak on the way into the event, who shared the sweet story that I was invited because his mother adored The Charm Bracelet, and he immediately...

The Charm Bracelet debuted its first week out in May on Spiegel, the bestseller list in Germany and the equivalent of the New York Times bestseller list in the U.S., and has remained on the list now for over three consecutive months! I am beyond humbled and grateful to...

I am excited to announce that I have written a holiday novella—an e-book original—that will publish October 25 in time for the holidays. And it's only 99 cents so it's the perfect gift (and e-stocking stuffer) for all the readers in your life! Rich with the spirit of Christmas and...

The Charm Bracelet was the #1 bestselling book in Michigan in March and has also hit the Great Lakes Indie Bestseller List three times since its release! Thank you!...