About Me

Hi, I'm Beni (B B) Shepherd, musician, educator, and author of The Glister Journals, a realistic fiction series. Music, horses, literature, and art are lifelong passions. Experience to the contrary, I remain a hopeless romantic.

I am a graduate of Cal Poly University (music performance) and Chapman University (education) and currently teach full time, somewhere over 400 music students a year. I have three children and live in the Bay Area, California, with a very silly cat named Buu. When I'm not working, I'm writing. I look forward to the day I can write full time.

The Glister Journals follows Allison, an often confused and distracted but quietly determined autistic girl, through high school. The story is about friendship, acceptance, first love, and has coming of age and equine themes. Bronze is revised and ready for a new edition. The second book is nearing completion. More information can be found at the series website: theglisterjournals.com


  1. Hello!

    I was wondering, since I saw you lived in the Bay Area if you live near the Santa Clara City Library? That is the only library I have seen your book at, which I like a lot, and if you do I was wondering if you would donate the second book (when finished) to this library?

    Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know! You've made my day actually. Be sure to let the librarians know you like it, too, so they'll keep it! Santa Clara is the only library I donated it to, though quite a few libraries across the country have purchased it. I will definitely be donating the new books as they become available. You could even let the library know about the new book and they might buy it. But I'll certainly donate if they don't! Feel free to remind me if you know the book is out but there's no copy there. Thanks again!

    2. Thank you!

      Good to know!

      Also I suggest maybe that you should talk to the Santa Clara County Library in it possibly purchasing a Bronze or two because they are the biggest of any of the library branches here in the lower Bay Area. Ihave gone to three different library branches near San Jose (Santa Clara City, San Jose Public, and Santa Clara County) and the County branch also has the biggest demographic of people I see out of all three.

      Good luck and thanks for a fun book to read!

    3. You're so welcome. Thank you!