About Shelby

Shelby Nichols has lived in the mid-west all her life and enjoys many outdoor activities such as taking long walks and playing tennis. However, she will admit that her favorite activity is going for a ride on the back of a motorcycle. She is happily married to a successful lawyer, Christopher Nichols, and has two children, Joshua and Savannah.

She is an active member of the PTA in her children’s school, and enjoys helping out in her church. Her name first appeared in the paper when she was wounded during a robbery at the grocery store. She worked with a police detective to find the culprit, and was later recruited as a consultant for the police department.

Shelby began her own consulting agency after she was instrumental in helping the police solve a theft at the Museum of Fine Arts. Recognized for her help at the Museum Gala, she received an award from the mayor of the city. The museum curator also honored her with a plaque bearing her name which is prominently displayed in the fine arts section of the museum.

Since beginning her own consulting agency, Shelby has successfully solved a number of her own cases, along with many others involving her consultation with the police. These include recovering money from a bank theft, solving a few cold cases involving a serial killer, and she was instrumental in uncovering a violent drug ring with ties to the attorney general.

In her down time, Shelby enjoys a good bubble bath, watching her favorite TV shows, and playing poker with friends, where for some reason…she always wins.

Shelby can be contacted by posting through this website.

  1. Jen Hackett says:

    I absolutely love reading all the books about you, Shelby. I bought all five and could not put them down, often reading into the wee hours of the morning. I was so disappointed with I finished #5. I can’t wait to read all the blogs on here about your adventures! Keep up the good work.


  2. Sioux says:

    Cannot wait for the next adventure!


  3. Kelly Godfrey says:

    Read all 5 books! They were page turning nonstop adventure! Was disappointed that there wasn’t a new one to start on immediately. Can’t wait till book 6 is available!


    • Hi Kelly – Actually there are six out right now… Carrots, Fast Money, Lie Or Die, Secrets That Kill, Trapped By Revenge and Deep In Death! So glad you enjoyed them!! I hear there’s a book 7 in the works!


  4. Kelly Godfrey says:

    Right…all 6 books (I discounted)! Still can’t wait for the next book.


  5. Sandi Beach says:

    Starting on book 6……..read #5 in one day!! I got hooked after the first book. Very happy to have stumbled across this series! Glad to hear there is to be a number 7!


  6. Thanks Sandy!! Yes – book 7 is in the works and hopefully many more!!


  7. Karen Lyons says:

    Just finished book 6 and can’t wait for the next one. I even got my husband reading them!!


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  9. Donna Giudry says:

    Enjoyed the new book. Hurried up and re read all the others waiting for this one


  10. Patricia Hofmann says:

    Thank you so much for this series…I’ve loved every one of Shelby’s adventures. So hoping for more!


  11. Rhonda says:

    I read all 7 wonderful! Now reading songbird good book but miss shelby cant wait for #8 ha

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  12. Wendy says:

    I bought all 8 books and sadly they are done. Will you be having more adventures? Hoping to hear about your Paris adventure with your family.


    • Yes – the next adventure is in the works!! So glad you enjoyed the books – I will be sure to write about some of my adventures in Paris with my family. Thanks for the suggestion!!


  13. Sarah says:

    I am hooked!! I read all 8 in less than 2 week…would have been faster but my 3 year old kept telling me to put my tablet down!!! So I had to read at night. Super excited to find out there are more adventures keep them coming!!!


  14. […] is  the author of the bestselling Shelby Nichols Adventure Series.  Colleen is often asked if Shelby Nichols ** is her alter-ego. “Definitely,” she says. “Shelby is the epitome of everything I wish I […]


  15. Danell Nichols says:

    I’ve recently found your books on audible and I LOVE them. I have to say that the main reason I bought CARROTS is because my daughter’s name is Shelby Nichols. She will be 27 on August 31, 2018. I truly love your books and I hope you continue your writing.


  16. Bentje says:

    Dear Shelby,
    how are you doing? We haven’t heard from you for some time… what’s going on in your life at the moment? Got anything planned for Halloween already?


  17. SHIRLEY POTTER says:

    Dear Shelby
    Pleas give me another book. I have read all of your books.I can hardly wait for the next one!


  18. Don says:

    Loved 13…. can’t wait for 14,15, 16, 17….. sense a pattern?


  19. Helen says:

    I absolutely love your books. Once I start a new book I can’t put it down and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Thank you for transporting me to another world, even for a short time.


  20. Denise Wilkinson says:

    I love this series. Colleen Helms is a great writer. She kept my interest I loved each and every book and can’t wait till the next Shelby story. I hope her adventures continue with Ramos and her husband.


  21. Scott Malzahn Ellsworth says:

    Thank you, Ms Helms. I have delighted in your work.


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