Shelley Evans has written teleplays for ABC, CBS, Showtime, USA Network and Lifetime Television. Her produced scripts have starred, among others, Anne Heche, Sam Shepard, Josh Brolin, James Caan, Jacqueline Bisset, Candice Bergen and Mercedes Ruehl.
She has taught writing at Harvard Extension School, Boston University, New York University, and Boston College.
She received her BA from Wesleyan University, and an MFA from New York University, where she was awarded the Graduate Prize in Dramatic Writing. A member of the Writer's Guild of America, she is represented by the Paradigm Talent Agency in Los Angeles. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.