Tsara Shelton|Writer & Coffee Sipper

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Welcome to the wild world of my musings! Though the wild nature of my musing has much more to do with an innate love of all things organically grown and less to do with a crazy boob flashing kind of wild. Although there was this one time. Anyway... 

I am the lucky mother of four amazing young men, an avid sipper of coffee, a reluctant performer, a writer of musings, an addict of reading, a sharer of stories, and a shopper of groceries. 

I am also the oldest of eight children who were raised with creativity and love by international mental health expert, Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD. As the sister, mom and daughter of autism I enjoy writing about the many fantastic and fun learning’s being surrounded by difference challenged me to discover. A fan of mixing insight and humor, I love sharing quirky and fun revelations daily with fans on my Facebook page: Autism Answers. Feel free to hang out with us!


The Great Guest Giveaway: My Book!

I was invited to talk about my book, Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself, on the popular podcast A NEW SPIN ON AUTISM: ANSWERS! for the Great Guest Giveaway segment!

A NEW SPIN ON AUTISM: ANSWERS! - iPad App for Social Skills and Behind the Curtain Story of Lynette Louise

I invite you to have a listen. The featured guest chats about her iPad App that helps people with autism practice social skills and communication, and I chat with the host (my mom!) about spilling family secrets and the value of living a unique life! And, I give away a book!

Have a listen to my interview on Envision This! with Burl and Merry Hall!!

I was invited to chat about my book, Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself, but truly the hosts and I just chatted about life. It was fun!!

We touch on parenting, autism, dancing, writing, mixed-race relationships and poverty: What they've taught me and how I've chosen to take action.

The host starts off with a question about why I say I've lived life on the edge of society. No one's ever asked me that before! I had fun learning about myself while I answered!!

Have a listen folks!! Envision This! with Tsara Shelton - The Trials And Triumphs Of A Life Lived On The Edge Of Society

Now Available!!!

I invite you--with all of my heart!-to peek at, purchase, and hopefully enjoy my book!

Spinning in Circles and Learning From Myself: A Collection of Stories That Slowly Grow-up

by Tsara Shelton

I've been growing up, and I've been writing. The stories in my book are a selection of the ideas and struggles I've unveiled while doing both. Parenting, autism, sex abuse, cultural relations, and poverty are just a few of the issues I write about with the goal of revealing my own answers. My stubborn joy insists on finding beauty in hardships and hurt, and for my children I insist on believing the world can do the same.

Also on Amazon (USA): Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself

Amazon (Canada): Spinning In Circles and Learning from Myself

And Barnes & Noble: Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself

& Powell's: Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself

Or BAM: Spinning in Circles and Learning from Myself


"For me, the hardest part about loving people who are drastically different is discovering my own prejudices and assumptions. But with intention and a willingness to change, it's also the best part!" ~Tsara Shelton

I invite you to check out my autism and parenting blog: Autism Answers with Tsara Shelton

My posts are rarely specifically 
about autism or parenting. They are, however, always stories grown from the fertile and organic thinking soil that can be found where the two come together. 

Carhopping (my screenplay)
A soul searching homeless hitchhiker explores the challenging lives of four drastically different travelers while carhopping. Along the road he uncovers some intriguing truths about stories and, ultimately, about himself. 

"Once I've imagined it, for me it's real; a memory." ~The Hitchhiker

"The script's structure is unique, like a string of short stories cut together, but there is a nice throughline as the hitchhiker's story is told over the course of the entire script and holds everything together like glue. This script calls for a racially and age diverse cast for its hefty ensemble, which doesn't happen often enough in Hollywood. There are several well thought out themes, with the best being the idea of acceptance of the past as it must be carried forward to create the present, and therefore the future." ~Professional Reader (Jan. 2015)

Contact me if you'd like to read the screenplay!