The Maryn O’Brien Series in Resource Links

These books have enough mountain biking plot line and lingo to engage the enthusiast, but not so much that the themes are particular to that sport. Browning-Shelp has kept the chapters very short, so that the books are accessible to a wide variety of young readers

Crushed by Tanis Browning-Shelp features on CBC All in a Day

Exciting News: "Crushed" was announced as winning the Teen Reads showdown on CBC All in a Day! 

"This summer, CBC Radio's All In A Day is challenging teens to defend their favourite books on the air.

Host Alan Neal asked teens to submit one book that they think is a must-read for their generation."

The Dog Who Cried Snake in the Glebe Report

"It’s an eye-opener to spend days and nights with the characters in this setting. Where to sleep, how and what to eat, whom to trust or fear colour their every hour. Readers learn how some of them came to the streets, while all we know of Mickey is that she lost her family somewhere along the way and will not speak of it. The uniqueness and humanity of these street folk shine. I was rooting for them from page 1."

Unspoken in No Paine No Gain blog

"This is a book written with heart and experience and worth a read. Run and write on Larry!"


Unspoken in Ottawa Life magazine

"With two books currently published, Dog-Eared Books’ mission is to make high-quality books featuring “good stories with strong characters and positive themes.” Unspoken fills all of these criteria. It is a wonderful independent novel that will undoubtedly help adolescents understand the changing world surrounding them."

Unspoken in the Glebe Report

"The novelist captured the focus and drive of competitive runners in such a compelling way that I raced through the last chapters to find out the outcome."


A gathering of artists celebrates their new works

Young adult fiction writer and OOE resident, Tanis Browning-Shelp recently celebrated the launch of her third novel in her Maryn O’Brien series in the company of a creative cornucopia of local authors, artists and musicians gathered within the comforts of her Echo Drive home.

The Dog Who Cried Snake Book Launch at Life of Pie

"At the book launch Larry read from the book and then signed copies, and Kerry, the baker/owner of Life of Pie, made a huge fresh tray of brownies to the delight of the crowd."

Mainstreeter Questionnaire: Tanis Browning-Shelp

"In 2014, the last time Mainstreeter readers heard from Tanis Browning-Shelp, the longtime resident of OOE was stepping down from writing the paper’s arts column. Browning-Shelp wanted to turn her attention to writing fiction and set about composing the first of a planned three-book series featuring a teenage heroine, Maryn O’Brien."

The Oscar: "Dog-Eared Books is Born"

"We don’t always translate our intentions into action. Most of all, we don’t often enough realize our secret passions into reality. I’ve had several books published by traditional publishers, which on balance was a positive experience. But the publishing world had changed dramatically"

The Glebe Report: "New Glebe publishing venture launched"

"The concept of what became Dog-Eared Books had been several years in the making. A year ago fellow writer Tanis Browning-Shelp, landscape painter and now book illustrator extraordinaire Jocelyn Van Wynsberghe and I decided to get serious and move past the concept and on to the creativity..."