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Shannen L. Colton

If I’ve learned one thing from my many attempts at writing an author bio, it’s that I’m terrible at talking about myself. Having said that, I’ll do my best:

  • I love the fantasy genre.
  • I was a total video game and anime nerd in school.
  • (That hasn’t entirely changed, to be honest.)
  • I have three cats.
  • I live in Upstate New York.
  • I’m the biggest introvert I know (although not knowing a lot of people comes with introvert territory, I suppose).
  • I have a wonderful husband and son.
  • When I’m not writing about my beloved characters, I enjoy drawing them.
  • My bookshelves are full of fantasy novels, no surprise.
  • Many are also full of horror novels, but those are my husband’s, who also happens to be an author. (Apologies if any of his creepies make it into my writing. I proofread all of his ghost stories, so that’s always a risk.)
  • If you want to know more about me, read my books. It’s true that there’s a little bit of the author in every character he or she creates (although you’ll have to guess which bits are me 😉 )

“It is no bad thing celebrating a simple life.” –J.R.R. Tolkien