I'm Shannon McGee, avid gardener, dog and cat mom of four, amateur artist, and most importantly I'm a writer of fantasy YA.

Since I was young I've been a reader. Mostly I have been a lover of fantasy, since that is where my obsession with books began. Still, there were some stories I wanted to read that I just couldn't find, and you know what they say—if the story you want to read hasn't been written you must write it. I turned to making my own maps and filling those maps with people and then giving those people histories and stories to tell.

Of Gryphons and Other Monsters is my debut novel, but it's not going to sit by itself for long. Taryn's Journey is a quartet, and the world in which she lives has another series waiting in the wings.