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A portrait of the author as a young girl, breathing the fresh mountain air

I’m a mom, a writer, a business communications professional, a teacher & learner, and an adventuress.

I grew up in a small town in northern British Columbia, Canada, but my parents never allowed my sisters and I to forget about the big wide world waiting to teach us.

I grew up splitting my time between books and the outdoors. Between family and friends. Between introspection and performance.

And now I begin splitting my life between my home and native land, Canada, and the developing world where I hope to make a difference.

If my pale skin gets a tan in the meantime, well, what’s one more contradiction to a walking oxymoron.

That’s me – Shannon Whissell