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.
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