Although she grew up in Arizona, S. L. Dearing was born and raised in California and considers the Golden State her home. Shannon attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying biology, then moved to Los Angeles where she spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College’s renowned Television/ Film program. She learned the art of storytelling from her father when she was very young and has been writing since the tender age of five. As an author of many genres, she is always hoping to learn more by exploring the world of story. She has written her first novel The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles. She also has short stories in several anthologies: Apocalypse: An Anthology by Readers & Authors, Paranormal Anthology with a Twist and the soon to be released Stalkers: A Collection of Thriller Stories. Shannon currently resides in Los Angeles.
A Post-Apocalyptic, Paranormal Fantasy full of romance and adventure. It's thirteen years after the last world war and the surviving colonies are coming together for the Gathering at Lia Fail, the pagan village. All is going well until news of a massacre brings about an evil they have never known. Will they be able to stop it? This is a journey that will change their lives forever.