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SHANNON MUIR's fiction is both to entertain as well as explore issues of the the human condition and female identity, primarily with female protagonists. The genres she focuses in include mystery, fantasy, science fiction, as well as thought-provoking stories in contemporary settings.
Her most recent genre fiction release is the story "Pretty as a Picture," her New Pulp debut in the anthology NEWSHOUNDS from Pro Se Productions. New adult focused series and collections books 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); THE WILLOWBROOK SAGA which begins with the prequel BY THE WILLOW BROOK and continues through EVERYTHING CHANGES, DOWN TO THE ROOTS and FILL THE INNER CIRCLE; as well as the TRUTH REVEALED series that starts with the prequel SEEDS OF TRUTH, followed by HALF TRUTH AND FULL LYE and continuing with ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. 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.
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. Besides working in animation production, Shannon has written television scripts for animation. She lives in California in the United States.