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Shannon Schuren


Shannon Schuren works as a children’s librarian at a public library and writes from a cozy she-shed in her backyard. Her short stories have appeared in various journals such as Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, Big Pulp, and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Her debut young adult novel, The Virtue of Sin, is about a young woman raised in a patriarchal cult where women’s voices are suppressed and the prophet’s word is sacred. Shannon has never joined a cult, but might be tempted if they serve gluten-free cookies. She lives in Sheboygan Falls, WI, with her husband and three children. Her second young adult novel will be published by Philomel in the fall of 2020.  Follow her on Twitter @shannonschuren.

You can learn more about Shannon Schuren on her website




Upcoming Teen Events

Sales & Autographing

Shannon Schuren: Book sales and signing

Oct 13 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mead Public Library

Festival Testimonials

Loved the experiences in the ARTery, loved the presentations about the craft of writing and publishing. Gorgeous venues and well-done festival. Well-staffed, very nice venues. Will come again next year from Minnesota – well worth it.
Wonderful selection of authors. Great presentations that work for many ages.
My favorite part was the enthusiasm instilled in my son for books and art! Awesome Day!