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Curly Shirley with book

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 Our Story

I entered the booming indie publishing world with my Lemons to Lemonade series of inspirational real-life stories, then added the charming real-life Dominick Series for children, based on people, animals, and events at one of my favorite nonprofit organizations, RVR Horse Rescue, in Riverview, Florida.
The overflowing book market presented huge challenges to reaching a broad audience. My husband kept suggesting that I get into classrooms and other forums with children, but I kept resisting.
Finally an idea struck me. Why not embrace today's technology, but with a human element, that is sadly becoming extinct in our society.
The idea of Curly Shirley was to create a human character that children could love like a grandmother and she would read them stories, like grandmothers do. This age-old tradition helps instill a love of reading and eagerness to learn for our newest generation.
The books Curly Shirley reads are written by talented authors who are hoping to capture your children's hearts. Please support them.
We hope you and your children or grandchildren will enjoy the content of Curly Shirley Storytime and perhaps you'll find some new authors to love in the process.

We're a Small but Mighty Team!

Shirley Alarie

Shirley Alarie

Founder & CEO

She coupled her childhood nickname of Curly Shirley with children's book marketing and boom... CurlyShirleyStorytime.
Fran Alarie

Fran Alarie

Forced Laborer

He may be an unwilling participant, but his love and support allow all this goodness to happen. Plus, he's not a bad photographer!
Lucinda Race

Lucinda Race

Creative Consultant

She helps to bring the magic to life. Additionally, she's romance novelist and GF. Learn more about her books at www.LucindaRace.com
Free at last

Miss Mopsie

Furry Inspiration

She's light on skills but packed with inspirational mojo.

Our Idols

I've met two superheroes in my life. These women have dedicated their lives to making a difference for those without a voice. Their stories make me want to be a better person and make the most of the precious gift of life. Check them out! Proceeds from purchase of any of the books listed below benefit their cause.
A-healing-haven-book-cover e-book

A Healing Haven

A New Home For Dominick

A New Home for Dominick

Shawn and Romeo

Shawn Jayroe

RVR Horse Rescue

She's dedicated her life to helping abused and neglected horses. Her story is A Healing Haven. Follow RVR Horse Rescue on Facebook!
A New Family For Dominick

A New Family for Dominick

Cropped Lifeology Cover

Colleen Adams

Empowered Youth

She's dedicated her life to helping at-risk young men by offering a path out of poverty and crime. Her story is Hope in the Hood.  GOLD award winner from Nonfiction Writers Association.

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EY Cover - Hope in the Hood

Hope in the Hood

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