Shannon Peel


Shannon Peel grew up in Enderby, BC where her family's root run deep. Growing up where television was either non existent or very limited she relied on books & imagination to travel into the world beyond.

She went to UBC to study and earn a general studies BA with a concentration in Political Science and Economics. Macro analysis of world events, social justice and human motivations became a passion of hers. This passion is a driving force in all her stories, which have political, economic, and social justice undercurrents.

After a career in the financial field she decided to stay home and raise her two children until school age. In 2007 she return to the workforce as a sales / marketing / advertising professional.

THIRTEEN is her debut full size paperback novel.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
That is easy - Almost everything I can get my hands on but I prefer series. I love to get to know the characters and find out what is going to happen to them next. Right now I'm reading Jim Butcher's Dresdin and Fury series. I have a goodreads account to keep track of all the different books I read and what I like.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in the Okanagan of British Columbia Canada. I was the fourth generation on my father's side to grow up in Enderby, BC. In most parts of the world that isn't a big deal but out here in Western Canada four generations in one spot tends to be. Not many deep roots out this way.

I'd be surprised if my small town up bringing didn't effect my writing. I think my Western Canadian culture, my parents, and my 1st world perception of the global village effects my writing a great deal.
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Where to buy in print


Price: Free! Words: 32,570. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Their lives veered off course ten years ago when the game of power and wealth was last played. The game has just begun a second round, will they come out the winners or be forever bound to the whims of their families? Raif and Drela make their way to the market, who will survive the trip? Logan finds himself on another journey with a new charge and Aleesa is not happy. Book 2 in the series.
The Captive (Secrets, Choices and Redemption)
Price: Free! Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When a generation are pawns of their father's ambitions can they find freedom, love, and independence in their choices? Drela has lost her way of life can she protect her children and herself from Raif? Will Raif break Drela or lose himself? Logan takes a job protecting an old friend on her journey to marry a nobleman she does not love. Will their father's plans for power and wealth destroy them?
40 Something - Safety
Price: Free! Words: 32,490. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Five 40 Something women come together to navigate life in the 21 Century. When vulnerable to harm how do they react to the dangers of the world? Which woman will you identify with? Which do you want to be? This contemporary Chicklit novella series explores what it means to be a woman in today's world.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,970. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Jack just wants to have fun with his friends but his mom's rules keep getting in the way. One morning they wake to machine gun fire and everything has changed because foreign soldiers have invaded his hometown shutting off the power, cutting off communications and restricting travel. To make things worse, he doesn't know if his dad is alive, wounded, captured or dead. All he wants is to find him.
Does it Matter? A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Urban
A short story. A moral lesson, a life lesson, just something to think about. A story for everyone who struggles through everyday. Sometimes its all about perspective. This is one of those feel good lesson type of stories about daily struggles and do they matter?

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40 something    boy    boys    canadian    chicklit    coming of age    contemporary    epic    family    fantasy    highschool    insperational    invasion    journey    kings    lesson    lessons for life    masculine    novella    power game    romance    series    short story    slavery    survival    swords    teenager    upper middle grade    war    women    womens fiction