The Story

The Things

Whether you know her as Shay Apple or S. Cole, you know she's kind of a hot mess. A fun hot mess, but a mess nonetheless. She gets shit done, but . . . ya get the point. Shay is a daughter, sister, friend, and writer! She has written stories for as long as she can remember. Like, at least since she was seven years old. That’s when she wrote her first book. Shay loved conjuring up stories so much, she continued writing them into her twenties. But now, she can drink while she’s doing it, so it’s even better! Maybe that’s why the characters that reside in her little black heart finally bothered her enough that she had to actually share them with readers. #winemademedoit


Shay grew up in a home where she was taught to embrace her inner nerd and creativity . . . and her short stature. At 5’1, Shay is that short girl who writes about the deranged and devious. 


You can stalk Shay by following her on Instagram, Twitter, & TikTok @shay_apple_ and on Facebook at

Interested in reading the books Shay wrote under S. Cole? Visit or click on the image to the right to get your hands on some books!