Noname Porter-McShirley:   ARTIST & WRITER
                                                                ...Celebrating Life and Enriching Lives Through Art


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She Now Has Three Books Published, and Illustrated two others:


This small collection from Rifll's 2012 contest is a great read for kids (fun, intriguing, inspiring), and it's written BY kids. The third and longest story in this book was written by Noname's 9 years old son, Erik L. McShirley. Noname illustrated the whole book, including designing the cover.

The Mysterious Letter, A New Home, and Awakening to Adventure!
Captivating Stories for Pre-Teens by Awesome Child Authors.
81 pages.   6"x9"   ISBN: 978-1-935710-05-9
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure

It is available from the publisher's website, Amazon, or your favorite bookstore.


Noname also illustrated this fun colletion of stories about a unique detective. You don't have to take my word for the entertainment value of this book—you can read the ADVANCE REVIEWS. Go to the publisher's website, Amazon, or your favorite bookstore.
Tales of Victor Lightning: Detective Stories for Young and Old.
84 pages.   5"x8"    ISBN: 978-1-935710-03-5
Juvenile Fiction / Detective Stories / Humorous Adventures


...OR, Why I WANT to Keep My Hands Out of My Mouth!!

  • ISBN: 978-1-935710-02-8
  • 8.5" x 8.5", 36 pages, Paperback
  • Copyright 2011 by Noname Porter-McShirley
  • Published by Rifll Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication Date: April 15, 2011
  • For ages 0-8

Save Thousands.
Suffer Fewer Sick Days.

Available now from your favorite online or walk-in bookstore,
directly from Rifll Publishing, Inc, or from Amazon.

Save Thousands. Suffer Fewer Sick Days.

Professional Praise:

"I would like to recommend A Bird Flew Over. As a nurse, I can say it is important to educate our children on health situations. This book creates an awareness that children need. I am happy that this book is available in a bright, fun, and adventurous way to actually make it fun to learn about public health hazards."

---Rochelle Forrest, RN, MSM, Founder of

Children's Picture Books / Health & Hygiene / Thumbsucking

You know the FRUSTRATIONS:
  • Colds are annoying. Flu and intestinal infections are miserable and even scary.
  • Babies & the elderly are seriously sensitive, with the CDC reporting hundreds of thousands of annual hospitalizations for flu-related complications.
  • Children in daycare & preschool get sick even more times per year (called "daycare syndrome").
  • When your child gets sick, often the caretaking parent gets sick too, and then the rest of the family. Illness and its expense can spread to grandparents, relatives, and coworkers.
  • You may lose income & even risk your job, by losing productive energy or taking time off work.
  • Costs quickly add up for over-the-counter remedies, doctor visits, medications, car trips, as well as the time spent to acquire those aids.
  • Every doctor or hospital visit, even if paid for by insurance, costs not only time, but is yet another exposure to even more sick people and their germs.

Let this book SAVE YOU money:
  • Every time a child does NOT put his or her hand to mouth, is one less chance to get sick.
  • Every illness that this book helps prevent can mean hundreds of dollars in your pocket. Multiple illnesses prevented in a year can literally save a family thousands.

This book not only helps prevent many of those illnesses, but it does so in a way that delights your child.

No more need for nagging reprimands!

Proven to work:
This book is the result of a day of utter exasperation. Nothing we said kept our toddler from putting his hand into his mouth. Often three days after venturing out of our house, he would be sick. He would pass it on to me, and soon my husband would be sick too. If our son stayed home, we all stayed well---but who wants to be so limited? In a moment of inspiration, my husband made up an early version of these stories which held our tyke’s attention, and had him giggling with glee. After telling these stories a few times, all we had to do was to say gently, "A little bird flew over" whenever we saw our toddler’s hand moving toward his mouth. His hand would immediately go down, and he would smile. Before long the hand-in-mouth habit was gone. In the process our son was cheerful and cooperative.






500 CALLS: Missions for YOUR Little Heroes and Heroines

  • ISBN: 978-1-935710-01-1
  • 5" x 8", 138 pages, Paperback
  • Copyright 2010 by Noname Porter-McShirley
  • Published by Rifll Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication Date: October 4, 2010

Available now from your favorite online or walk-in
bookstore, directly from Rifll Publishing, Inc, or Amazon.


DO YOU NEED to play with your child, WHILE you THINK about and DO other things? Then this book is coming to YOUR rescue. Sirens. Speed. Authority. Saving the day. Mastering the problem...Entertain AND positively influence your child.




Young Adult/Inspirational/Maturing/Poetry

These sixty nuggets range in size from token pebbles
(just four lines long), to a 523 line poetic story of one
day's adventure with a camera and a sister.

Like polished journal entries, these compositions are
snippets of joy, heartache, contemplation, nature,
faith, fun, work, triumph and growth---all from the
heart and mind of a teenaged girl laboring to
consciously choose the bricks of her internal
foundation on which to mature.

Noname (no-NAY-me) wrote all of these poems
between the ages of 9 and 19, while traveling the
United States with her family---on a shoestring and a
prayer. Now 35 with a family of her own, and settled
in the middle of the country, she has edited and
illustrated this volume, hoping it will comfort, help,
and encourage other teenagers with their own
struggles on their roads to adulthood.
Treasures of a Traveling Teenager

  • ISBN: 978-1-935710-004
  • 5.5" x 8.5", 96 pages
  • Copyright 2010 by Noname Porter-McShirley
  • Published by Rifll Publishing, Inc.
Available now from your favorite online or walk-in bookstore, directly from Rifll Publishing, Inc, or Amazon.

Rifll Publishing, Inc. will be releasing other titles for various ages during 2011.
Rifll's website is begining to offer other products related to my books, and other publicity efforts are also being planned.

This page will continue to be updated as I have time.


    Life seems very long and hard and slow,
    If only looking to where one wants to go.
    I'd rather make the present step great,
    Over the next one never hesitate,
    And suddenly some day look back to see:
    Not only have I been where I wanted to be,
    Enjoying it all along the way, but also too
    Arrived at my dream wonderfully true.
    And no one watching can think that I'm slow
    If through such effort and joy they also grow.

---   © 2009   Noname Porter-McShirley                                                                                                    .


...My favorite time of year!


       Christmas 2008

I think it would be good
to thouroughly

so I'm keeping the pumkins up for a while...

  Just a thought:  

It's not Thanksgiving
Without giving thanks
To someone for something.

The more thanking for real,
The better we all feel.


           By the way...

           ...I thank you
              for looking at
              my website.

Always moving and yearning,
But confident in choice and direction.
Definitely growing and learning
Through experience and introspection,
Directed through an active divine connection.

Thankful for the past and the present,
Confident in abilities, and hopeful about future.
Sure of God, His goodness and friendship,
His constant desire and power to nurture.
Motivated to fulfill God's desire further.

  ---    © 2007   Noname Porter-McShirley


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