Shannon Perry is a generic Oregonian who has had the privilege of living in the Hood River Valley for 32 years. It has been a nurturing home for raising three daughters. The beauty of the valley inspires her every day and provides many opportunities to hike and explore. Shannon has written for as long as she can remember. She taught in the elementary grades for 28 years, and through that was able to nourish young writers. Now retired, she has time to explore her own writing. She lives with her partner, Stephen, and their cat, Bobcat, as well as Maxine, the box turtle she has had for 25 years.