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Hi, I’m Shannon. I’m a former construction management professional turned author and budding introvert. I find mystery and beauty everywhere, including the weeds and shadows. I get my kicks writing, reading and researching ways to kill and/or defraud people and when common phrases came into use (World War 2, almost always). 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 Miss Marple.

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!

I live in Dallas, Texas with my favorite husband, our little girls, and one enormous black lab rescue. This is me, weeds and all.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, is a great way to do that.