About Shannon

Meet the author behind "Finding Morgan"

“Never say never and never walk away.” This is my moto these days and I’m following it to the letter.

authorHaving spent my formative years writing, I slowly pursued a more realistic career path, obtaining both a B.S. and Master’s degree, and found my way back again. I spent 12 years working in clinical settings, court advocacy, and political work. Yes I said it- I worked in politics, writing and researching legislation. My truest passion has always been creative writing; particularly human interest, fiction and food. I love telling someone else’s story, finding the story or simply creating the story.

My love of fiction sent me on a path of writing my first fiction novel, which is now complete; book one out of three in a series. I have also been part of two research teams. The first was a research study on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as a memory aide and is in preparation for publication in the EMDR Journal of Psychology.

The more recent, a research study looking at the effects of childhood trauma and it’s connection with adult obesity. I write for national and international publications, work with an amazing local TV show, and am the Associate Publisher at Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine. Needless to say, I do a lot!

I’m also the Chair for the board of directors of the American Heart Association for Upstate NY.

On a more personal note, I have a love for outdoor sports; cycling, hiking, horse back riding and soccer in particular. I have a strong love of animals and am a big advocate of the World Wildlife Foundation and Rudy’s Rescue Center. I myself have two dogs(labs) and a cat. I love life, photography, food and really good wine. I’m married and have a wonderful family. My husband and I love to travel and have been to many places.

author2Along with my food blog Digestion Suggestion, I’ve been published in The Culture-ist Magazine, USA Today, St. Red’s Magazine, Accounting Today, Great Lakes Review, The Buffalo Newspaper, Buffaloeats.org, and (upcoming) Lake Erie Living–to name a few.

As I continue to pursue this path of mine I will go at it with full gusto! Thank you for visiting. Feel free to subscribe for more great food reviews and adventurous story-telling!