Even though Shannon L. Brown always loved to read, she didn’t plan to be a writer. She earned two degrees from the University of Alaska, one in journalism/public communications, but she didn’t become a journalist.
Years passed. Shannon felt pulled into a writing life, testing her wings with a novel and moving on to articles. Shannon is now an award-winning journalist who has sold hundreds of articles to local, national, and regional publications.
The Feather Chase was her first published book and began the Crime-Solving Cousins Mystery series. The eight-to-twelve-year-olds in your life will enjoy this book and the sequel, The Treasure Key, in this fun, contemporary twist on a Nancy Drew–type mystery.
The sweet and clean Alaska Dream Romance series takes readers to the Alaska Shannon knows from growing up in Alaska. Falling for Alaska and Loving Alaska are the first two books in the series. Merrying in Alaska, a Christmas novella, ties back to book two. The third of the three Harris sisters falls in love in Crazy About Alaska, releasing in 2017.
Shannon enjoys hiking and unwinds by baking. Shannon lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her professor husband and adorable calico cat.
- Chocolate. (I mentioned that my husband shouldn’t forget I enjoy dark chocolate in my wedding vows.)
- A wonderful piece of fruit like a juicy peach in the summer.
- Veggies (I really do enjoy healthy eating. I eat Kale but it isn’t always my favorite. See how that found its way into Loving Alaska. )
- Cake, pie, cookies.
I’m a history geek, so I enjoy being in a historic setting and picturing people there. Growing up in Alaska, I wrote a paper for a social studies class (8th grade U.S. History, I believe) and detailed westward movement in the U.S. I’m thrilled to be living in the part of the country where that began and so much early history took place.
So, why don’t I write historicals? I don’t know. Maybe in the future.