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I’m a science fiction and fantasy author, avid reader, and a habitual chatterbox.

Since my first publication in 2007, my work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies, and two of my YA series are now available. If you love paranormal romance, Minutes Before Sunset, book 1 in the Timely Death trilogy, is for you. It has no vampires or werewolves, and it’s based on Midwest folklore! If you’re looking for a dystopian fantasy, you should check out my Bad Bloods series. It’s sort of like X-Men, but much darker. Looking for other fun facts? I am a SCBWI member in the KS/MO region. During the day, I am The Story Center Program Manager for the Mid-Continent Public Library, the largest library in the Kansas City metro, and I love my job. Come check us out. We’re an awesome home of storytelling. During the night, I write about monsters and mayhem. I enjoy KDramas and baking cookies at midnight. I’m also a cat lady of two gremlins. Between writing and befriending cats, I graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, and I travel whenever the road calls.

You can reach me at via my Contact page. I’ll be drinking coffee when I read your message.

Talk to you soon!

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804 Responses to “About”

  1. erikpiecethelinguist April 11, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Thank you so much for dropping by my new space for my overflowing thoughts 🙂
    Wish you all the best with your upcoming series!

  2. levishedated April 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    Looks like you’ve made it! 🙂
    Love your blog – thanks so much for following me.
    Kind regards – Robert.

  3. ajlorraine April 16, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    It’s encouraging to be followed by such an established author. Thank you. 🙂

  4. annpowell16 May 26, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    I love talking, writing, and reading too! Hope your writing career goes well!

    • Shannon A Thompson May 26, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

      Thank you! It’s always nice to talk to fellow writers and readers. 😀

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  7. Brad Nixon March 12, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    I’m pleased to check in with you and find you thriving. You are one of my followers of longest standing, having clicked into Under Western Skies early in 2013. Thank you. I look forward to getting acquainted with your current work. I’m delighted to see Billy Collins and Poe listed back-to-back in your favorite poets. Best regards.

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