Welcome! I’m happy you’re here.
My name is Shannon and I'm a writer.
I write about food, travel and lifestyle topics online and in print.
This web site is about the writing life -- my writing life -- inspired by food allergies and a love for the written word.
It's my story about learning to live a healthier lifestyle and finding my voice along the way.
Its about accountability and finding a creative outlet.
It's about the journey...and recipes...and running...and reading.
Grab a cup of coffee -- I drink a lot of decaf -- and enjoy the story,
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I recently read the hysterically funny book Reasons Mommy Drinks by Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson. I laughed out loud from the very first sentence of the introduction. I even tweeted that. Reasons Mommy Drinks chronicles a new mother’s journey from the baby shower, “a painful rite of passage, cleverly disguised with adorable pink […]
Confession: I have not read The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore, the From Left to Write October book club selection. I fully intended to when I signed up to read it and write a post inspired by it. But, between writing assignments, book reviews and motherhood, I haven’t had a chance to even crack […]
Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine, a New York City Cuban restaurant, opened its first location in Washington, DC, this week. And I had the pleasure of dining there with Liza of (a)Musing Foodie. Liza and I braved the streets of Northwest Washington in a Chevy Traverse on the day the federal government shutdown. Not so easy but […]