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Shannon Morgan

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I’m Shannon Morgan and I’m a storyteller.┬áIn this space, I share stories about:

…eating well

…traveling often

…and reading good books.

I believe that words are art — and art makes the world more beautiful. It inspires and informs.

Let’s make the world a more beautiful place…one word at a time.



Shannon is one of the finest editors I’ve ever worked with. She’s intelligent, media savvy, creative, dedicated, and willing to tackle just about any assignment.

Holly Smith, managing editor, Washington Independent Review of Books

Shannon is, in a word, awesome. Not only is she a very gifted writer, whose work was always pristine, but, while at Maryland Life, she single-handedly built the magazine’s entire social media structure.

Dan Patrell, former publisher, Maryland Life

Shannon is an invaluable asset to our team at BASHelorette. Her expertise in editing, writing and content development combined with her comprehensive understanding of social media and digital content platforms are central to our objectives. In addition to her impressive skill set, I can always rely on Shannon to create content strategies and to help with solutions that go above and beyond our expectations. Shannon is a pleasure to work with and I am grateful she is part of our team!

Courtney Smith, founder, BASHelorette.com

My Story

I fell in love with words when I was eight years old. I wrote and read mysteries. Today, I write about food and travel and have way more books on my goodreads list than time to read.

Professionally, I have 18 years of experience. I started my career with an internship at Baltimore Style magazine. I then moved on to editing romance novels (yes, romance novels) at Harlequin/Silhouette in New York City. I returned to Maryland in 2001 and worked as a direct mail copywriter for a few years before getting my masters in professional writing. After graduation, I taught English Composition at a community college.

And then I landed my dream job.

For six years, I had the privilege of working and writing for Maryland Life magazine, sharing the stories that celebrated the state. In 2013, Maryland Life ceased publication and I decided to take the leap into full-time freelance work. Today, I write for regional and national publications as well as for corporate clients. I also teach college-level writing courses.

100 Things to Do in Washington DC Before You Die (2015) is my first book.

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