Shannon Barnsley is a fantasy writer, poet, and mythology buff from New Hampshire, currently living in Brooklyn. Her first book, Beneath Blair Mountain, was published by 1888/Black Hill Press in Fall 2015.
Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Nothing Without Us, The Witch Lit Anthology, Wolf Warriors V: Wolves Across Time, Wolf Warriors 4: Wolves of Light and Darkness, Wolf Warriors III: Winter Wolves, The Cost of Paper: Volume Three, Wolf Warriors II: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Charity Anthology, Fabulously Feminist, Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology (featuring David Clement-Davies and Catherynne M. Valente), The Concord Monitor, Redhead Magazine, and The Climax. She also runs the banned books blog, Bound and Gagged.
Shannon graduated from Hampshire College (oddly not in New Hampshire) with a degree in Creative Writing/Mythology & Religion. Since then she has been a historical interpreter at an 18th century Shaker village, translated English English into American English for an independent publishing company, and tackled the epic journey that comes with having multiple chronic illnesses.
Though a jack of all interests, Shannon has a particular love of folklore/fakelore, folk/epic/oral tradition, and all manner of storytelling. Much of her fiction is inspired by this passion, her pagan upbringing, and the New England wilderness she calls home.