The Author

C.D. Shelton

C.D. Shelton is a Professor of Biology who has inspired college students for many years by sharing his passion and knowledge for plant life, nature, medical and health related topics

C.D. Shelton began writing novels after being inspired by motivational speaker, Earl Nightingale’s CD, “Lead the Field.” The CD was a Christmas gift he received in 2008.

Since then, C.D. Shelton has written ten novels (five published), and a non-fiction kid’s book with an accompanying Workbook.

C.D. Shelton used his extensive background in biology to write about plant and animal life in the jungles of the Amazon, in his first three novels. These books were written as a trilogy for young adults. The stories take place in the Amazonian Rainforest 13,000 years ago.

The three books are: THE AGE of ETERNAL FIRE, JOURNEYS in the PRIMAL FOREST and UPRISING on the RIO JARI. All three stories have strength, courage, survival, honor, love and friendship as central themes.

RAIDERS of the PRIMAL FOREST is Shelton’s fourth action/adventure novel. Like the trilogy, the story takes place in the Amazon but, unlike the trilogy, it is a modern-day novel and not prehistoric.

A KID’S GUIDE to being a WINNER is a brief, easy to read primer on the values of being responsible, thoughtful, respectful, having a positive mental attitude and gratitude. Shelton has written a Workbook that is available to accompany the book, A KID’S GUIDE.

In his latest novel, I’LL TAKE THE FAT ONE, he uses his knowledge—of how our bodies work metabolically, to write a novel about a doctor who runs a weight-loss clinic. The doctor holds Friday night seminars on how to lose weight and keep it off. It is through this platform that Shelton delivers his message on health and foods which can help the patient avoid major illnesses.

In 2012, he began to write short ebooks on health related matters for those who are short on time. His ebooks highlight information and solutions or remedies to current health issues. Professor Shelton’s short ebooks can be viewed at:

C.D. Shelton’s next novel, TENDERFOOT RIDER, will be available in late 2012. It is a novel about a sophisticated Bostonian who turns cowboy.

C.D Shelton is a Professor of Biology at East Los Angeles College. He holds two Master degrees and is a graduate of the University of Oregon.