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The Author's Guild, Society Of Children's Books Writers & Illustrators,
The Alliance Of Independent Authors, and the Independent Book Publishers Association
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR / ARTIST

Shan Leah's debut literary thriller, Thieves, Beasts & Men, was an award-winning Finalist in the 2021 American Fiction Awards for Best New Fiction, a Finalist for the 2021 Shelf Unbound Award for Best Fiction, and was shortlisted for the CIBA (Chanticleer International Book Award) Somerset Prize for Best Literary and Contemporary Fiction 2021.

 

Her sophomore novel, Bands of a Small Hurricane, was awarded the Professional Artist Grant for Literature from Creative Pinellas in 2022.

 

She's also a fine artist and freelance photographer, and her work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Black & White Magazine, Black+White Photography Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Emboss Magazine, Private Residences North America, At Home Magazine, and three editions of fine art compilation books by Out of Step Books. Her fine art was awarded the Emerging Artist/Impact Returns Grant from Creative Pinellas in 2017.

Shan is a lover/writer of dark literary fiction. Surrounded by an endless supply of pens, papers, paints, and clay, she grew up in the Florida Keys and was taught proper wheel-throwing techniques before mastering her shoelaces. She currently lives in Dunedin, Fl, with her brilliant kid and small herd of cats. 

 

She finds beauty dreadfully boring. 

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