Shana was born in a small town in Connecticut, but spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her love of the written word prompted Shana to get a Bachelor’s Degree in English, while her love of helping others led her to get a Masters in Education. She spent some time as a high school English teacher, but left that profession to follow her dream of becoming a full-time writer. She currently lives in southern California with her two talkative Siamese cats, and is writing her next Hope Springs mystery, as well as a young adult fantasy series. Readers are encouraged to contact Shana with any questions, comments, or thoughts.