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I was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, raised all over the place, and currently live in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Writing has always been part of my life and I particularly love writing for children. 

A few more facts about me:

  1. When I was little, my parents (Mom blames it on Dad) told me they bought me from gypsies, for $5.

  2. I wrote my first book in elementary school. Illustrated it too — which is the last time I ever did that.

  3. Growing up, I spent summers with my grandparents in West Virginia.

  4. I played violin in the school orchestra.

  5. I have one brother. He lives in California.

  6. I smile and laugh a lot.

  7. I have a wonderful tribe of friends. Not sure what I'd do without them.

  8. I have two boys and two nephews.

  9. Hiking is one of my favorite things. 

  10. I consider myself an enormously lucky person. 

About Shannon: About Me
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