In recent years Shirley has published four books and will soon be releasing the fifth one. The first, A Thousand Pieces, now into its fourth printing, is the story of her husband's horrendous accident in 1994 when he was struck by a drunk driver. He was in the hospital five months, and his remarkable recovery is attributed both to excellent medical care, and to the miraculous touch of God. Her interests are wide. She is a lover of God who reads widely and enjoys traveling. She writes daily, speaks occasionally at seminars and other venues, and enjoys the search for treasures at thrift stores., She considers her family to be her greatest treasure.