Shirley Brosius, Author and Speaker

Friends of the Heart

Janine, Shirley and Kim

About Me

Shirley Brosius has authored Sisterhood of Faith: 365 Life-Changing Stories about Women Who Made a Difference. Along with Janine Boyer and Kim Messinger she coauthored Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides. Shirley has also written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on subjects ranging from spirituality to the beauty of her hometown, Millersburg, PA.

She especially loves speaking with Friends of the Heart, three women who share God's love through skits, messages and songs. Part of her presentations include presenting lengthy portions of scripture, such as the book of Ruth, from memory.

Visit to read some of her writings. Her literary agent is Dave Fessenden of WordWise Media.

Married to Bill, a retired math teacher, they have two married sons, a daughter waiting in heaven, and five grandchildren. For fun, she tries to downsize . . . and watch Jeopardy.

About Friends of the Heart:

Whether writing, speaking or just chatting across the back fence, these women challenge you to "Look what you can do—at any age, at any stage!"

Janine Boyer, Kim Messinger and Shirley began meeting as a small group to discuss Christian books in 1998, after Janine and Kim asked Shirley to mentor them. But through the years, mentoring has turned into ministry. The three call themselves Friends of the Heart and speak at women's retreats and other events throughout the East.

The Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, named Shirley the 2007 Alumnus of the Year. Her publication credits include Angels on Earth, Country Journal and Living With Teenagers. She is a CLASSeminar graduate, a former Stonecroft Ministries speaker and a member of The Authors Guild. Kim is an elementary teacher and Janine works in a family business.

Published Works

This devotional book for women received the Young Voices Foundation 2009 Gold Award in the category of Inspirational/Spiritual.
Shirley's memories of growing up self-published for her grandchildren
Magazine Article
Published by Annie's. Used with permission; reprinted from Good Old Days September/October 2013.
Newspaper Article
The stories of two sets of parents raising special children.
Read how one community teaches Christian values on school time.
Tip Sheet
An article to guide readers in capturing memories of persons, places and things in one-page formats.