Ron Shannon discovered a passion for storytelling at a very young age: while listening to his teacher read the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to the overly-excited members of his sixth grade class. Later, he went on to study at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated with the unlikely degree combination of accounting and English. Later he completed his Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He wrote two novels, The Hedgerows of June and Gabriel's Wing. Ron lived, daydreamed, and wrote at the New Jersey shore until he passed away in September 2015.
On a personal note, when I think of Ron Shannon, I will remember how he was the type of author who understood how important community was and knew how to pay it forward. He was always kind to me, and that can be rare in this business. I will miss you, Ron.