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SHANNON MUIR authors primarily new adult fiction, more recently has ventured into New Pulp, and is also known for textbooks about animation. 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. Her goal when writing fiction is both to entertain as well as explore issues of the the human condition, primarily with female protagonists.
Her most recent New Pulp 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 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 HALF TRUTH AND FULL LYE and continues with ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. Individual New Adult titles or titles with romance elements include TOUCH THE STARS, FOR THE LOVE OF AIRAGOS, and THE HEART'S DUTY. 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 the anthology ARIA KALSAN: MYSTERIES OF THE FUTURE.
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.