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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




Festival Testimonials

It was great to see children and adults alike interacting with the authors and illustrators.
Wonderful selection of authors. Great presentations that work for many ages.
This was awesome! Great glimpse into life of artist.