About Me

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Shannon is a 2nd grade teacher who writes at night, and at Starbucks or the library while her kids are at ballet and baseball, in a tiny logging town east of Seattle, WA. She holds degrees in education and graphic design/illustration. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she likes baking (gluten-free), shopping at Target, losing to her kids at Skip Bo or Apples to Apples, camping, or wishing she was on a beach. But usually she’s reading, or watching scary movies like Jaws, or reality TV like Cake Boss or Long Island Medium.

 

I’ve been writing and drawing since I was a kid, stealing my mom’s paper and her Swingline, making little books that I’d never finish because I always got a better idea. I’ve written poems, short stories, three and a half novels, and have always kept a diary, including writing journals to my kids since they were in the womb. As an illustrator (pen & ink, watercolor) I’ve had my art published in books, in magazines, on greeting cards, signs, menus, t-shirts, dirt bike helmets, and on people (tatoos). Someday I hope to get back into the publishing side of illustration.

 

The places where I write:

In my corner of the dining room

In my corner of the dining room

In my camping trailer

In my camping trailer

At Starbucks

At Starbucks

At the public library

At the public library