Shannon Lell is a former corporate, sales professional turned creative writer. She has worked in social media, content management and editing for since leaving her sales career in 2010. Since changing career paths, her nonfiction essays have been published on numerous, popular websites and print anthologies. She studied literary fiction at the University of Washington from 2012-2014 and her first fiction was published in 2013. She continues to study fiction at The Hugo House in Seattle and is writing (and rewriting) her novel. She is a single mother, an avid yogi, weekend bohemian and enjoys traveling with her two young children. Born and raised in the Midwest to liberal educators, but immigrated to the Pacific Northwest more than a decade ago. Now she wears lots of fleece, likes her coffee strong  and has a bike rack. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to her email newsletter.  Click here for a slightly more literary and longer bio in the first person.