Sherry Shahan began her career writing erotic fiction for men’s magazines. From there she switched to children’s books. Short story “Skin and Bones” inspired her YA novel of the same title. In between longer projects, she writes travel articles. She’s snorkeled with penguins in the Galapagos, hiked a leech-infested rain forest in Australia, and ridden inside a dogsled during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Backpacker, Country Living, Oxford University Press, Christian Science Monitor, ZZYZYVA, Confrontation, Exposition Review, Westwind, and others. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches an ongoing writing course for UCLA Extension.
Image: Book cover of the novel Skin and Bones.