Interview: Shay Fabbro

Each Wednesday I will post a Wonderstruck Interview.  Hearing other people's stories is a great way to see things from a different perspective and perhaps find something new to apply to our own lives.

For our very first interview I am delighted to have Dr. Shay Fabbro, author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series.

What have you been wonderstruck by recently?

By the complexity and complete miracle that is the human body! On top of being a writer, I also teach biology classes (basic biology, anatomy, pharmacology, biotechnology, neurodegenerative diseases). The more I learn, the more I am in awe of our creation!

What part of your day are you grateful for?

Oh gosh, most parts actually. I usually try to find things to be thankful for even in the midst of the worst stress or frustration.

What part of your day is tough? How do you move through it?

I can’t honestly think of one particular time of day that is most tough. I guess I would have to say the time of day when it’s time to do the house chores ;)

What do you wish you were more conscious of?

What other people may be going through. I think I am pretty good at this, but it’s something I am trying to improve on. It’s so easy to get angry and frustrated with others rather than being patient with them. Maybe a driver cut you off because they are rushing their sick child to the doctor. Or maybe a sales person was rude to you because their husband/wife just filed for divorce. Rather than taking things so personally, we should try to see the world through someone elses eyes.

How do you stay focused on what is truly important to you?

It’s difficult because so many things ARE important to me: my family, husband, church and all things associated with what I do there, teaching, my pets, my writing, reading, etc. I have to make sure to divide up my time each day and try not to neglect things that need done and to show those I love that I am truly with them and thinking of them.

Dr. Shay Fabbro currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, Rich, and their two cats. Dr. Shay Fabbro is the author of the Portals of Destiny series and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. She is currently working in the final book, Resigned Fate, in the Portals of Destiny trilogy. After this is complete, she will begin work on the final book in the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series.

Learn more about Shay at her website:


  1. I loved learning about the human body in university. I wish I could remember a fraction of what I learned.

    You make a good point by suggesting we not take people's negative behaviours personally. This is something I also have to be more conscious of.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nice interview. I agree with you, Shay - worrying about chores takes away from the fun stuff!

  3. Yep, Shay has it right. Worry is a joy stealer.


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