blue shirtShari is an author, actress, mom and everyday philosopher, (meaning that she says, “Oh well,’ quite a bit.) She lives in the forests above Los Angeles with her film director husband, Joseph P. Stachura, and their two magnificent daughters. She has published seven novels, her eighth “Becoming Ellen” is available August 11th, 2015. She has appeared in over 200 stage, film and TV productions. Her favorite roles include Sally Bowles in ‘Cabaret,’ Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing’ and Lyles in “On Deadly Ground.” You can see photos and even clips from some of her work here!

The sequel to the much loved "Invisible Ellen"

The sequel to the much loved “Invisible Ellen”

“A novel of grace and tenderness.” Luanne Rice.
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 Invisible Ellen, is out in paperback!  To read Chapter One or order, click here.

If you want to schedule a Skype appearance with Shari for your readers’ or writers’ club, there’s a spot to request that on the Contact page.

Now on to Shari’s other career!
Coming out worldwide for Halloween, 2016!
The official poster.

The official poster.

Watch the trailer for Scream at the Devil here! 

http://ow.ly/QwU7mShari’s new film“Scream at the Devil” opened at the Laemmle Theatres in North Hollywood

and will be released worldwide for Halloween, 2016!

Shari stars as Miriam Jones, a woman with a history of schizophrenia struggling to keep her sanity in the face of terrifying visions of the devil.” More here (off site). More on Shari’s Film page.

gun scene and crew safety

filming a scene for “Scream at the Devil”

Shari’s previous books! 


Callaway Wilde is a poor little rich girl with nothing going for her but looks, her millions, and the fact that someone wants her dead. Enter Los Angeles Detective Evan Paley who will do anything, including resist Callaway, to stop them. Is there a better way to meet the right man than over the chalk outline of a murderer she just killed? “Like firecrackers exploding beneath one’s feet!” Publisher’s Weekly.

LEGACY, the fourth novel in Shari’s Callaway Wilde series, is now available at amazon.com. More here.


A natural but reluctant psychic, Greer Sands cannot always control the visions that come to her, but she must do what she can to stop the danger that threatens her friends. And now her son, Joshua, is having to come to terms with the fact that he too has a strange ability to see more than the physical, thought he does not want the gift, he must accept it to rescue a friend from a terrible fate.





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  1. Dear ms Shattuck I received your autograph thank you so much for taking the time to send it you’re a very nice lady not only do I support you as an actress I support you as a friend as well

    • YOu are so very welcome! It’s lovely to have friends out there in big ol’ world. I hope this message finds you happy and inspired. Best of luck and love to you. Shari

  2. Hi Shari, I just finished watching ‘On Deadly Ground’ and you were the reason I kept watching. Love your acting and you’re very pretty! Noticed that you were born the same year as I was…..go class of 78!!! Great job Shari, and best of everything in the years to come.

  3. Hello Shari, I am big fan of the Greer Sands series. I was wondering , are you going to be working on a 3rd novel for the series? Please do let us know :)

    • Hello Deep, I do not have another Greer Sands book planned for this time, but I will eventually do one, because I love those characters and the world they live in. Right now, I have a new book coming out June 3rd, “Invisible Ellen” the story of a woman who is overweight and unattractive who grew up with no family, so she has learned to be invisible in society to survive. It’s told in a very positive and funny way, and ultimately, she finds friendship and a better future. I hope you will enjoy as much as the others. Thanks so much for taking the time to write in.

      • Shari – I’ve always admired your work, going back to that “Doumani” blockbuster we all worked on – what was it called? Oh yeah, lucky me – I forgot! Thank God! :-). Anyway, I’m living in NY and developing a film that I’d like to offer you, so when the time is right, I’ll give your agent a call and we’ll go through the “dog & pony” show. God Bless, take care and hopefully we’ll be in touch in the near future. ~ Craig Vincent

      • Hi Craig! That masterpiece ended up being called, “Mad About You.” Funny, because I recently reconnected with Claudia Christian. I hope you are doing wonderfully, and good luck with your project. I have a new book coming out soon, so I’ve been crazy busy with promotion for that. I look forward to hearing from you again soon! Shari

    native@windstream.net Don’t be modest go ahead post those perfect photos from the 80s I would like to ad to my web page

    • Hi there! Am I correct in assuming that you are the gorgeous dark haired girl who shared the cover of Atlanta Magazine with me back in, was it ’80? Wow. If you are, please send me a message, I’ll try to dig out that photo, I didn’t keep much of my modeling stuff, but I have some. Hope you are fabulously happy! Shari

  5. Hi Shari! My name is Weber. I am from Brazil. I am watching B5 on dvd and you are great. Your new movie, Scream of the Devil, old fashioned terror, it seems great. Thanks.

  6. Hi, Shari ~ Looking forward to reading your books! This is the first I’ve heard of them.
    Peter Renaday

    • Hi Peter! If are free, we are having the book launch at Vroman’s in Pasadena on Thursday, (6-5) at 7 p.m. with a party afterward. I’d love it if you could join us!! Shari

  7. I just finished Invisible Ellen. What a wonderful book! Reading it actually made me feel as good as if I’d spent the evening with a close friend. I’m already planning to buy several gift copies. I’m so glad it caught my eye at Barnes & Noble tonight!

    • Thank you! Official reviews are nice, but a personal note like this means the most to me. I’m so glad Ellen spoke to you, it truly comes from my heart. Shari

  8. Hi Shari, I am reading Invisible Ellen, and I am wondering if you have a diagram or sketch of Ellen’s apartment building. It is a character in itself, and i would love to have a reference for it, if you have one. Thank you!

    • Hi Liz, The only sketch I have is in my brain. let me see if I can sum it up. The building is U shaped, 5 apartments on the bottom, three on the top, hence the flat roof next to Ellen’s under which is Curtain Connie’s apt. All the apartments face the ‘courtyard’ which is almost filled with the three wooden stairways from the back doors. Ellen can look down and see into three apartments, the two across, and the one to her right. If you looked at the U from above, Ellen’s place would be on the Left, the building sits on a corner, Ellen’s street window faces one of the streets, T-bone and Cindy’s, across from her, face a narrow alley. I hope that helps! And mostly, I hope you enjoy the book! Have a wonderful summer. Shari

  9. Just finished your “Invisible Ellen” book and could not put it down. Wonderful characters! More adventures for Ellen and Temerity please.

  10. Dale says:
    I am reading Invisible Ellen ( almost finished) I just love this book and the two girls. You write so well I feel like am watching a movie.
    So glad to hear there is a sequel coming out. Thanks for a wonderful experience.

    • Hi Dale! Thank you so much, and I’m glad to say that “Emerging Ellen” will be out next summer! It’s so kind of you to let me know that you are enjoying the book, it makes an author’s day! Best to you! Shari

    • Thank you Eileen!! What a wonderful way to start my day. The sequel, in which Temerity, Justice, and Ellen all figure very much, will be out next summer, so far titled, “Emerging Ellen,” but you never know about those publishers!! Thanks again and have a wonderful day! Shari

  11. Hi Shari,
    I enjoyed your site, you seem like such a nice person. I will check out you books as they look very intriguing.
    Take care and good luck with all your future projects.
    Katy Kim

    • Thank you so much Katy! I hope you enjoy my books, and I’d love to hear from you after you get a chance to read one! I recommend “INvisible Ellen” because it’s the most recent, and quite different from the others. Sweetness and light! Shari

  12. Dear Shari, a few minutes ago I finished reading “Invisible Ellen” and I’m so happy that I have bought this book. I’m german (so please excuse my faults) and I detected this book saturday in our bookshop. It was a real pleasure to accompany Ellen during her “development” and often I found myself in her character. Thank you very much for this novel, I will endow your book to my friends and – perhaps – the world become a little bit more attentive if everybody is a little bit more attentive. The best wishes for you and your family directly from the bottom of my german heart!

    • What a delight to receive this message. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and bless you to the bottom of you german heart! Have a wonderful fall, and the sequel, “Becoming Ellen” will be out next summer! Shari

  13. I loved Invisible Ellen. My family says I only read books that end “And They Lived Happily Ever After! ”
    This book far exceeded my expectations…..thank you

    • Vickie, I’m like you, I like a happy ending! I’m so glad you liked Invisible Ellen and it is so kind of you to take the time to let me know. What a wonderful way to start my week! Thank you!! Shari

  14. Hi Shari,
    Just finished “Invisible Ellen” (in German) and I loved it! Tanks for that great charakters and story! Already told my friends to read it too!!
    Greetings from Vienna , Austria

  15. I love black humor and therefore enjoyed Invisible Ellen, and I look forward to reading your other novels and viewing your Scream at the Devil movie.

  16. I forgot to add that I love thrillers and Invisible Ellen contains a good dose of that. One thing – on page 283 Irena appears to have been shot, but the only later wound mention is of her glass-sliced hand – ??

    • Yolanda, first of all, I’m so sorry about your Dad, it’s hard enough to lose them when they go, but to lose them before they go is very painful and trying. I hope you have found some peace with it. Second, thank you so much for letting me know you liked the book. And I agree, a book is the perfect place to get lost, and I love a happy ending!! Blessings, Shari

  17. Hands down, you are my favorite character on Babylon 5! Great acting, and you are a perfect fit for that role. I have never seen someone that reminds me of a lioness as much as you! Great job!

  18. Just devoured both the Ellen books. Great characters;great stories. I am sure hoping there will be a third book….and a fourth….

    • the third is written, though it more about Temerity and Justice. Not sure yet if the publisher will pick it up. Depends on sales of the first two. If they don’t I’ve already promised to publish it myself in a year!! Thank you sooooo much!

  19. I would love to learn Temerity and Justice’s back story. Need to know Ellen is doing fine though. Oh, title would be an interesting ..Finding Ellen? lol Before Ellen? lol I could go on and on.

  20. Loved reading your book: Invisible Ellen.

    Looking forward to: Becoming Ellen.

    A lot of people feel like Ellen regardless of how they look.

    • Yes! My cousin, who is mentioned in my last blog, actually has the family history. All Shattucks in the states are basically related, and we have some great stories in our history. Did you know Benjamin Franklin’s granddaughter married a Shattuck? Cool huh? Well, hope to hear from you again cuz.

  21. Finished reading your wonderful book “Invisible Ellen.” Amazing characters, and storyline. “Becoming Ellen” is next to read, and I’m delighted to learn you are working on another book with these characters. I think you “made” Ellen using my life. Like Ellen, I’ve learned to cope, adjust, and fly. Thank you for your beautiful book.

    • Cheri, how lovely! Thank you so much. I hope, that like Ellen, you have found friends and strength in others and know that what you have to offer is as valuable as anything anyone else has!! Best, Shari

  22. Here’s another Shattuck….I’m Bob Shattuck from Cleveland. Although I believe everyone started in Albany. Anyway, I saw some of your work a couple decades ago, and always wanted to say HI! And there you have it. By the way we all don’t want to be cousins….there was recently a Molly Shattuck (I think a Ravens Cheerleader and a teacher) who just got into trouble with the student/teacher thing. Anyhow, Happy New Year!

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