Novelist, freelancer, & copy editor.

Hi! I'm Shannon McKelden. I'm a romance writer and have dabbled in everything from true confessions to parenting articles. I also turned my popular (former) Happy Writer blog into The Happy Writer book series.

I have a passion for helping other writers make their dreams come true, too!  My daughter, Jessica, and I make up McKelden Creative, a full-service company offering graphic design, copy editing, and ebook formatting services to writers and other small businesses. 

On a more personal note, I'm infatuated with Starbucks; obsessed with collecting recipes I’ll probably never make; and hugely supportive of pet rescue, having taken in three dogs and four cats... which often makes me feel like I'm running a zoo. 

I live with my family in the lovely Pacific Northwest between the gorgeous Mount Rainier and the fabulous Pacific Ocean.