Shannon has been writing professionally for more than 20 years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post and the Whole Dog Journal, which was ranked #11 of the best 50 magazines in the country by the Chicago Tribune.

She enjoys writing about companion animals, holistic and alternative care, coaching and self-development, environmental/green issues, travel and has an unpublished novel in her desk drawer. In addition she writes a coaching blog on this site and I Love Books! a blog about reading, writing and the shiny things that distract her.

Click on the links below for writing clips:

Bathing Your Bird
Discover your bird’s bathing preferences. Washington Post, May 2005

Help for Hypothyroidism
Mood swings and unexplained aggression can be caused by low thyroid. (Nominated for a DWAA Maxwell Award) Whole Dog Journal, June 2005

Saved by Grace
Grace Acosta’s dedication gives unwanted Rottweilers a second chance. Rally to Rescue, April 2005

What Promotes Canine Bloat?
Also known as gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), every dog owner should know the symptoms of this fast-killing disorder. Whole Dog Journal, January 2005

Conventional and Holistic Veterinarians Working Together
Keep your options open when directing your dog’s healthcare. Whole Dog Journal, October 2004

The Great Pretender
Learn about Addison’s Disease which mimics symptoms of many other conditions and can be fatal if not treated properly. (Story redesign by Gilda Garcia) Whole Dog Journal, February 2003

Corporate Writing

Work includes: web content (see links below), media releases, annual reports, presentations, newsletters, fact sheets and other corporate writing. Current and past clients include:

Agritope, Inc.
Albina Community Bancorp
Allison Smith Design
Banner Corporation
Columbia Bancorp
Coast Financial Holdings, Inc.
Deep E Co.
First Bank Northwest
Humboldt Bancorp
Integrated Measurement Systems, Inc.
Klamath First Bancorp
Macheezmo Mouse Restaurants, Inc.
Marsee Baking
Nestle Purina PetCare
Percon Incorporated
Portland Brewing
RB Rubber Products, Inc.
RadiSys Corporation
Riverview Bancorp
Saliva Diagnostics
Security Bank Holding Company
Thrustmaster, Inc.
VIB Corp

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