THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF is administered by Mystery, New Pulp and Genre Fiction author Shannon Muir. She focuses on mystery, New Pulp and noir, 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 suspenseful mystery releases are the short stories “Tropical Terror” in CRIME DOWN ISLAND and “Hidden History” in EXPLORER PULP. She’s also written “Tragic Like a Torch Song” in THE DAME DID IT from Pro Se Press, the short story “Meeting the Monster” in the Emby Press anthology SUPERHERO MONSTER HUNTER: THE GOOD FIGHT, 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 and the upcoming amateur sleuth MARNIE AND ZANE MYSTERIES, based on previously self-published short stories.
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 ten 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.
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 holds 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 writer Kevin Paul Shaw Broden. They live in California in the United States.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime (national, Guppies, and Los Angeles, where she also serves on the Los Angeles board for a two year term beginning in 2018), an Affiliate member of Mystery Writers of America, as well as Women in Animation, ASIFA-Hollywood, and the Animation Writers Caucus of the Writer’s Guild of America, west.
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