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I love visiting schools and talking about how much I dreaded reading when I was a kid. Yes, I did say DREAD! I also speak at conferences, festivals, and participate in YA panels. Look for me on Skype in the Classroom, too!

“Shannon was a great inspiration to our hard to reach readers.” ~Ms. Chapman, Sandalwood

“The Summer My Life Began was the #1 checked out title after her visit!” ~Ms. Ashley, Atlantic Coast HS

“Shannon cracked us all up. She kept my juniors completely enthralled. Which is saying something!” ~Janice, Academy of the Arts

“Definitely book Shannon. And ask her about her crazy travels. She’s insane!” ~Ms. Winters, Head Librarian

“Ms. Greenland was the perfect ending to our year. I can’t keep her books on my class shelf!” ~Mr. J. Thompson, English teacher


Here are my 2019 dates so far:

Southeast Young Adult Book Fest: Murfreesboro, TN: March 7-9, 2019

Orlando Book Festival: Orlando, FL: May 18, 2019

Children’s Institute: Pittsburgh, PA: June 26-28, 2019

E. G. Fisher Library: Athens, TN: July 23, 2019

B & N: Chattanooga, TN: July 24, 2019

Union Avenue Books: Knoxville, TN: July 25, 2019

The BookMark: Jacksonville, FL: July 27, 2019

Mississippi Book Fest: Jackson, MS: August 17, 2019

Southern Festival of Books: Nashville, TN: October 11-13, 2019

SCBWI: Jacksonville, FL: October 26, 2019