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Hello, Welcome to Tara Shannon Writes

I'm Tara Shannon - a foodie, lover of whiskey and wine, a writer, accidental artist/illustrator, mental health advocate & a Thyroid cancer Survivor! And, the creator of Rabbit & Bear.

 

​I live in the Near North of Ontario, Canada… a place where both rabbits and bears live and roam, too.​ Surrounded by my family, both furry and non-furry :) I live out my days exploring, reading, cooking, writing, drawing and trying my hardest to build a career out of what I love to do.

 

One thing my cancer diagnosis taught me was that I need to follow my dreams. It was a hard lesson learned. During my diagnosis I lost my job and both of my parents. Whether I wanted to or not -- life changed big time and my choices were either to sink or to swim. I chose to swim. It's not always easy, but here I am. Making my way -- my way!

 

​​My writing: Gather the Stars and Hang the Moon — Available on Amazon (Released April 2023)​​ Rabbit & Bear Return with the Light -- Available on Amazon! (Released December 2021) ​Rabbit & Bear Make a Wish -- available in hardcover through Indigo, Coles & Chapters Stores across Canada and on online in softcover, through Amazon throughout much of the world. (Released December 2020)​​

 

***Signed copies available through, The Shops at 84 Main (shipping available) — https://www.84main.ca/shop/books/

My writing:

Gather the Moon and Hang the Stars -- Available on Amazon (Released April 2023)

Rabbit & Bear Return with the Light -- Available on Amazon! (Released December 2021)

Rabbit & Bear Make a Wish -- available in hardcover through Indigo, Coles & Chapters Stores across Canada and on online in softcover, through Amazon throughout much of the world. (Released December 2020)

Not Cancelled: Canadian Kindness in the Face of COVID-19 (Anthology), available through Indigo, Amazon and ​Kobo

LIVE Small Town Magazine

Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment by Photographer Mark Zelinski

Online Store: 

Fine Art America -- tarashannon.pixels.com

 

My Credentials:

Combined Degree from Western University in History & English

Professional Cook -- The Dublin Cookery School, Dublin, Ireland

First day back to training where I didn'
Tara Shannon

Not your Average Bear

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