About

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Hi, I’m Shannon. I’m a former construction management professional turned author and budding introvert. I get my kicks writing, reading and researching unusual ways to kill and/or defraud people. I sometimes worry that the men in black are going to show up to my house over an internet search term.

I grew up watching classic films, including a lot of screwball comedies, and reading anything I could get my hands on – mysteries, comedies, some science fiction, anything where there was a large series to get my fix (although I never got into Nancy Drew. My first book I ever wrote at age 11 was a 200+ page Nancy Drew satire).

Some of my favorite characters are Sherlock Holmes (and eventually, his wife, Mary Russell), Bertie and Jeeves, and John Carter.

This has all culminated in writing a series of mysteries based on the life of an infamous great aunt (actually multiple greats) who was a Pinkerton detective in Dallas beginning in the 1930’s. The first Laurel Private Investigator Mystery is available as an Advanced Review Copy right now. (Go here to get it for free!)

I live in Dallas, Texas with my favorite husband, our beautiful baby Mija, two black lab rescues and two fat cats who may or may not be planning my demise.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, below is a great way to do that. I’d love to hear recommendations for classic film or historical mysteries I need to watch or read.

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