Shannon was born and raised in Columbus. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!) and her Master’s in Special Education and Transition from George Washington University. She teaches adults with disabilities and is passionate about advocating for those who can’t always do so for themselves. She loves spending her time with family & friends, baking, traveling and writing for her lifestyle blog My Life in the Blink. She is also a sucker for a good bargain! Some might call it being frugal but she prefers to call it being thrifty! Her husband Ryan is her best friend, encourager and partner in crime. Their daughter Quinn is the perfect mix of sweet and sassy. She is strong, independent and loves adventure as much as her Mama and Daddy. Adulting is hard and sometimes all you can do is hang on for the ride. Shannon’s aim in life is not just to survive, but to thrive, to grow and to encourage others to do the same.

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The Imagination Library

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Come the Questions

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