Hi! I'm Shannon McKelden, novelist, freelancer, copy editor and more.  I've dabbled in everything from true confessions to parenting articles, and I 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 for writers and small businesses, offering graphic design, copy editing, and ebook formatting services. 


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.