Shannon believes there is no one right way to follow your dreams!
She's been a tour guide at a popular cave, a worker on multiple factory lines, a privately owned zoo's Educational Director, a tutor, an artist, a social studies teacher, an author, a school librarian, a farmer raising heritage livestock, a publisher of other people's books, an illustrator, a library Director, and a ghostwriter. She's learned something fascinating at each job and has always been fascinated by history, myths, legends, and paranormal research.
Shannon's debut series of YA paranormal romance novels, the 13 TO LIFE series, (13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows, Bargains and Betrayals, Destiny and Deception, and Rivals and Retribution) began by winning the first-ever cellphone novel contest in the western world at Textnovel.com. Picked up by St. Martin's Press, her books were so well received by readers (and nominated for a YALSA Teen Top Ten) that her trilogy was expanded to five books and quickly led to a second series.
Shannon has seen her science fiction published in SPIRITED: 13 Haunting Tales, her high fantasy influenced by a nursery rhyme published in TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES, and revisited a traditional legend in her story in VERY SUPERSTITIOUS: Myths, Legends, and Tales of Superstition.
Shannon's WEATHER WITCH series (a steampunk-influenced series through St. Martin's Press) began to release in 2013 and included the novels Weather Witch, Stormbringer, and Thunderstruck.
Recently Shannon earned her MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, her thesis being Making Them Pay: The Role of Stereotype Tax and Confirmation Bias in the Holocaust-Era Resistance Efforts of Women. Her newest fiction incorporates resistance actions and movements.
Learn more about Shannon and her work at Amazon, on Etsy, on Facebook (AuthorShannonDelany), on Twitter (@shannon_delany), on Instagram, GoodReads, Pinterest, and Wikipedia.
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