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 two sequel, The Treasure Key and The Chocolate Spy, 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 there. Falling for Alaska, Loving Alaska, and Crazy About Alaska are the main books in the series. In each of the books, one of the Harris sisters — Jemma, Bree, or Holly — fall in love. Merrying in Alaska, a Christmas novella, ties back to book two.
Shannon enjoys hiking and unwinds by baking. She 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.