My name is Shannon Bushby.

I’ve just relocated to the North of England, the Lake District to be specific, and I’m currently working on a book-length manuscript, as well as piecing together some short works and poetry. I have a 9-5 but unless you came here to fall asleep, I won’t tell you about it. I adore books, and have a couple of thousand in storage, as well as a few stacks in my studio apartment to keep me company.

My favourite writers include Ian McEwan, JD Salinger, Malorie Blackman, Louisa May Alcott and Adam Marek. I’m not averse to non-fiction but this usually consists of serial/spree killer biographies.

A year or two I decided I really wanted to apply to study in the United States, and get my Master in Fine Arts in Writing. It’s a very competitive environment, and from my first year of applications I got waitlisted at Sarah Lawrence in NY, as well as accepted at 2 UK schools. I’ll be attending Lancaster University in the  Fall to study for my Master’s in Writing, and reapplying this Winter for MFA programs. You can read all about my journey so far in my blog posts, and see the colleges I’m applying to for 2018. Who knows where I could be this time next year!

I’ve most recently been published in The Grief Diaries, Gravel Literary Journal and The Crucible, and The Forge Literary Magazine. You can also check out an author interview I did on my writing process here

If you want to know something else, or you’re interested in collaborating, get in touch!