Shannon is a poet, essayist, humor writer, and novelist whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Reader's Digest, Scary Mommy, Points in Case, AARP, and other publications.
Her first chapbook, File Cabinet Heart, was the 2014 winner of the ELJ Publications Mini-Collection Competition. Her second chapbook, Motherland, was published by Anchor & Plume Press in 2015. She is currently seeking representation for her debut young adult novel. You can hear an early pitch of this novel on this episode of The Shit No One Tells You About Writing podcast.
A North Eastern Pennsylvania native, Shannon now lives in Suffolk, Virginia. She is an enthusiastic student and regular instructor at The Muse Writer's Center in Norfolk, VA and teaches courses on Poetry, Humor Writing, How to Publish in Magazines and Journals, and more. She spends her non-working hours raising two kids with her husband, reading stacks of novels, and trying (and failing) to rid her home of dog hair.
With an MBA and PMP certification to her name, Shannon is a self-improvement and productivity junkie with a passion for encouraging her creative students to set huge goals and relish every rejection. If you're a creative woman who struggles to find the time, energy, or focus to do the creative work you love, Shannon can help.