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SHANNON MUIR’s fiction is both to entertain as well as explore issues of the human condition and female identity, primarily with female protagonists. The style of her fiction is both to entertain as well as explore issues of the human condition and female identity, primarily with female protagonists, though some stories she writers do feature male leads. She’s also known for textbooks written based on her experience in the animation industry.

Her latest releases are “Tragic Like a Torch Song” in THE DAME DID IT from Pro Se Press, and the short story “Meeting the Monster” in the Emby Press anthology SUPERHERO MONSTER HUNTER: THE GOOD FIGHT. She also has genre fiction work with Pro Se Press including the Single Shot New Pulp tale”Ghost of the Airwaves,” preceded by her debut genre fiction story “Pretty as a Picture” in the anthology NEWSHOUNDS. From her personal self-published projects, best known titles include the rural-noir inspired THE WILLOWBROOK SAGA and THE TRUTH REVEALED SAGA (soon to be collected and re-released as the first book of a continuing series called THE MYANNA MOORE MYSTERIES). Also forthcoming are modern day mystery adventures in Willowbrook under the banner of THE WILLOWBROOK MYSTERIES.

Other self-published projects include THE PHOENIX COLLECTION (combining THE PHOENIX RISES and THE PHOENIX BURNS); THE HEART’S DUTY COLLECTION (including the previously published THE HEART’S DUTY and TOUCH THE STARS). She’s also author of FOR THE LOVE OF AIRAGOS and A SPONTANEOUS KIND OF HOLIDAY. Anthologies of short fiction and poetry are LIVES REFLECTED, AT THE END OF INNOCENCE’S ROAD and SEARCH FOR A WOMAN. She’s also written textbooks based on her animation experience entitled GARDNER’S GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING ANIMATION and GARDNER’S GUIDE TO PITCHING AND SELLING ANIMATION. Also available is a book collecting all her full lyrics as well as the history of the FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY webcomic over its first ten years, entitled FLYING GLORY FLASHBACK. Her first published story was in the anthology ARIA KALSAN: MYSTERIES OF THE FUTURE. She has also been co-writing and providing all of the in-story lyrics for the webcomic FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY since it debuted in 2001. She also spent two years as an Administrative Assistant for The Writers Store.

Her understanding of being a blogger and the blogging business goes beyond just being a writer. Shannon also knows about things from behind the scenes. As one of her “day jobs,” she spent 18 months doing quality assurance for the now-closed Disney wesbite Spoonful.com, which featured content by bloggers from Babble (which was acquired by Disney). Additionally, in 2013, she attended the Book Expo America Bloggers Conference in New York City.

Shannon holds a BA in Radio-TV and English from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, which she considers to be her hometown. She also holds an MA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, along with additional education in screenwriting, project management, and library technician studies, while in the process of completing a certificiation in General Business with Emphasis in Marketing from UCLA Extension. Besides working in animation production on series such as INVADER ZIM and EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS, Shannon has written television scripts for the Japanese produced animated series MIDNIGHT HORROR SCHOOL, and is well-known amongst the VOLTRON fandom for her contributions including a starmap actually used by the production company in consultation for their series VOLTRON: THE THIRD DIMENSION. She is married to FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY collaborator and fellow New Pulp and animation writer Kevin Paul Shaw Broden. They live in California in the United States.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime (national and Los Angeles chapters), Writers Guild of America – Animation Writers Caucus, Women in Animation, and ASIFA-Hollywood. More information about her is available at IMDb.com.