Angela has written dozens of scripts for film and TV as well as a number of books for adults and children.

Angela wrote her first manuscript at the age of 19 while modelling in Paris.

She later adapted her first novel into the film, Tumbleweeds. Tumbleweeds won the filmmaker’s trophy at the Sundance Film Festival and brought the lead actress, Janet McTeer, an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win.

She has written screenplays and teleplays for Showtime, Sony Classics and Canal + and received outstanding reviews for her screen adaptation of Kaye Gibbon’s novel Charms for the Easy Life for Showtime, starring Gena Rowlands and Mimi Rogers.

…The real charm here isn’t the rabbit’s foot but the work of Angela Shelton, who turned the historic novel by Kaye Gibbons into a witty and engaging teleplay filled with sparkle, the right amount of sentimentality and some truly memorable performances.
The Hollywood Reporter
Angela wrote the script for Heart, Baby! Currently in post-production.

Heart, Baby! is based on the true story of a Tennessee convict who was known in the early 1980s throughout the Tennessee prison system as an unbeatable boxer. He was offered an opportunity at freedom in exchange for fighting for the USA in the 1984 Olympic games, but shocked everyone when he refused to go.

Angela has also published books for children, The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton and Tilda Pinkerton’s Magical Hats.

The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton is a modern fairy tale for the smart reader – the precocious child and the clever adult. It’s a story of inter-galactic crisis with bionic bugs on a mission to capture the great Tilda Pinkerton and destroy her magical hats before she can spread her Light across the galaxy.

Tilda Pinkerton’s Magical Hats is written for a younger K-3 audience. When a mysterious Magical Hat Shop appears by their grandpa’s red tractor mailbox, the children meet Tilda Pinkerton who presents them with one-of-a-kind hats, causing new ideas and talents to suddenly burst forth.

A memoir of courage, survival and faith.

Finding Angela Shelton (Meredith Books, 2008) is a memoir about Angela’s experience making the multi-award winning documentary, Searching for Angela Shelton. She discovers herself in the stories and shared experiences of other women across America who share her name. Through her physical journey across the country she is thrust into her own emotional journey. She embraces each woman she meets, is strengthened by their connections, confronts the father that molested her and her siblings, and ultimately finds faith, divine purpose, and wholeness.

Move past pain and suffering and reclaim joy and happiness.

The Be Your Own Hero Healing Workbook is a very popular book for trauma survivors. The workbook guides people to move past pain and into living fun, healthy lives. It is used by individuals as well as in classrooms, support groups, and therapist’s offices around the world.