Shanna claims the titles of writer, editor, leximaven, girl geek, she-devil, vorpal blonde, and Schrödinger’s brat. Her poems, essays, short stories, and novellas have been widely published in places like Absinthe Literary Review, Best American Erotica, Best Gay Romance, Best Lesbian Erotica, Salon, Storyglossia, Subversion, and more.
An Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, OR, she has taught classes in writing, publishing, media, and photography at a wide variety of places. She’s even garnered an award here and there, including a Pushcart nomination, the Rauxa Prize for Erotic Poetry, and the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship.
In her collection The Lure of Dangerous Women, Shanna gathers seven of her darkest, lushest fantasy and horror stories about strong, smart women who know that danger is a matter of scale — and of which side you happen to be standing on.