The latest: My biggest writing project yet is currently underway ... a 170,000-page novel in its fourth draft!

Whew! That's 502 pages of manuscript. Here's what the first draft looked like. (I haven't printed the whole thing since. You're welcome, trees!)

first draft novel by Shelly Rivoli In addition to this, on the writing front, I'm maintaining and updating and, with some freelancing squeezed in as I'm able. Photography took on a more dominant piece of my "work pie" this year, which has been fantastic to balance out the (rather opposite!) novel writing project. Some published writing highlights from the past year include:  
LA Times - Even with three kids in tow, there's no place like Rome (destination story and photos)
Rome with kids travel story by Shelly Rivoli - Review of The Greenhorn Ranch | California Family Dude Ranch Vacations
Shelly Rivoli review of the Greenhorn Ranch   LA Times - Making family holiday travel easier takes a little foresight, some imagination and a malleable mindsetfamily holiday travel tips by Shelly Rivoli