Shannon Cook is a Southern California native who grew up in the late 60s and early 70s as a quintessential beach girl. Her creative spirit has led her to dabble in everything from cake decorating, pottery, stained glass, interior decorating and fashion design, to too many other things to mention. Most of those pursuits have gone by the wayside, but some, like cooking and photography, seem to have stuck as has her passion for travel and the outdoors. She fuels her creativity with lots of wine, trips to exotic locales and crazy bucket list adventures. If she doesn't have a trip in the pipeline she goes nuts, and is frankly writing this book for the sole purpose of paying for her travel addiction and the occasional splurge on shoes. To quiet her sometimes chaotic "squirrel" mind, she loves to walk on the beach with her dog, standup paddle surf, ride bikes, ski and do yoga.
Shannon Cook lives in Southern California with her honey, Scott, their Norwich Terrier, Alice, and cat, Coonie. No Weird or Fancy Stuff is her first book.