SHANNON MUIR’s writing largely focuses on mystery, New Pulp and noir, genre fiction, and fiction featuring contemporary women in a range of situations. The style of her fiction is both to entertain as well as explore issues of the human condition and female identity, primarily with female protagonists, though some stories she writers do feature male leads. She’s also known for textbooks written based on her experience in the animation industry.
Her latest releases are “Tragic Like a Torch Song” in THE DAME DID IT from Pro Se Press, and the short story “Meeting the Monster” in the Emby Press anthology SUPERHERO MONSTER HUNTER: THE GOOD FIGHT. She also has genre fiction work with Pro Se Press including the Single Shot New Pulp tale “Ghost of the Airwaves,” preceded by her debut genre fiction story “Pretty as a Picture” in the anthology NEWSHOUNDS. From her personal self-published projects, best known titles include the rural-noir inspired THE WILLOWBROOK SAGA.
Other self-published projects include THE PHOENIX COLLECTION (combining THE PHOENIX RISES and THE PHOENIX BURNS); THE HEART’S DUTY COLLECTION (including the previously published THE HEART’S DUTY and TOUCH THE STARS). She’s also author of FOR THE LOVE OF AIRAGOS and A SPONTANEOUS KIND OF HOLIDAY. Anthologies of short fiction and poetry are LIVES REFLECTED, AT THE END OF INNOCENCE’S ROAD and SEARCH FOR A WOMAN. She’s also written textbooks based on her animation experience entitled GARDNER’S GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING ANIMATION and GARDNER’S GUIDE TO PITCHING AND SELLING ANIMATION. Also available is a book collecting all her full lyrics as well as the history of the FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY webcomic over its first fifteen years, entitled FLYING GLORY FLASHBACK. Her first published story was in the anthology ARIA KALSAN: MYSTERIES OF THE FUTURE. She has also been co-writing and providing all of the in-story lyrics for the webcomic FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY since it debuted in 2001.
She is also known as administrator of the blogs THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF and INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS, along with her DISCOVER WORDS vlogs.
Shannon holds a BA in Radio-TV and English from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, which she considers to be her hometown. She also possesses an MA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, along with additional education in screenwriting, project management, library technician studies, and most recently a certificate earned with distinction in General Business with Emphasis in Marketing from UCLA Extension. Besides working in animation production, Shannon has written television scripts for animation. She is married to FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY collaborator and fellow New Pulp and animation writer Kevin Paul Shaw Broden. They live in California in the United States.
She is a member of the Los Angeles and national chapters of Sisters in Crime. Additionally, she belongs to the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America, west; the Los Angeles chapter of Women in Animation; and ASIFA-Hollywood.