My Story- Shannan With An A

My Story

If you didn’t catch it, I’m Shannan.  Whenever anyone asked my name for the first time, I always introduced myself “Shannan with an a”  hoping that would clarify the unusual spelling my mom gave me.  All through my baby book, she kept going back and forth between an “a” and an “o.” Personally, I’m glad she picked the “a.”  I feel like I would have been a different person with an “o.”

Part of what makes me, me, is my love of stories.  I have always been a story lover, no matter the format.  Books are my first love when it comes to storytelling, but I have an extensive movie and TV show collection when I need a quick fix.  But stories don’t end there.   I love music, youtube videos, opera, ballet, musicals- even just hanging out with people, because of the stories.

I think it’s also natural that when we love something, we want to be a part of the world.  So I’ve always been a writer.  Granted, I didn’t own that title till around 2009 when I decided to take my writing seriously.  It’s been an up and down journey since identifying as a writer to become better, and one day, published.  This blog is part of that Journey.

I’ll be posting twice a week (MW) for the most part.  Maybe a couple extra posts will show up here and there, but I want to make sure I have time to write stories, not just about them.  So poke around and if you have time, I’d love for you to share part of your story below.

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  1. Shannan Small says:

    Kindred spirits – that’s what us ShannAn’s are! 🙂 Happy to come across your blog – happier to see your name – happiest that you love the same books I do! 🙂 Happy reading!

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