On YNF Entertainment Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, debut, Navajo author, Shell Silversmith, has released her new book, Finding My Sacred.
Finding My Sacred
The first book by first-time Navajo author, Shell Silversmith, Finding My Sacred, tells the story of her life’s journey in her first book. Finding My Sacred came out on January 15, 2023. After overcoming a loss, Shell began writing her novel in 2010 in the midst of despair. The novel’s fluid and unexpected plot will encourage spiritual beliefs and inspire readers. Shell describes her writing as “non-fiction, spiritual, and biographical.”
It is the responsibility of each human to navigate their journey here on Earth. Every individual’s path through that journey is unique, influenced by their upbringing, beliefs, and daily surroundings. We’re all here to learn about life experiences in Finding My Sacred. It describes how Shell’s strong Catholic upbringing both aided and hampered her spiritual development, and readers will gain insight into how her life circumstances hampered her development.
Finding My Sacred begins with Shell’s demeaning visit to a priest’s confessional booth, and concludes with a beautiful message.
“The ending makes me cry each time because it’s that powerful!” said Shell Silversmith. “You will come away with your own sense of empowerment.”
Shell received assistance in finishing the book from her developmental editor Julie Artz, who was crucial in developing a compelling plot, and Rob Bignell, who carried out a thorough fact check. Kristin Waller edited the text one last time.
Shell Silversmith has been through a lot in her life. She became a studio technician, a teacher, a social worker, and a basketball coach after graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in family and human development. She speaks both Navajo and Spanish.
Shell enjoys reading classics by authors like William Shakespeare, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She believes that public speaking serves as her calling because it enables her to assist others in overcoming addiction, coping with grief, and alleviating anxiety and panic.
She finished her fellowship at the Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute in New Mexico in August 2022.