"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." ~ Ray Bradbury. I tend to agree with Mr. Bradbury, although my writings steer clear from dystopia, I am a fan of Batman and the young Bruce Wayne … throughout this blog (if you stay long enough) you’ll come to understand what this mortal thinks of the world around her … maybe you'll even agree.
Author: The Midwest Mermaid
Shauna Nosler was born in Seattle and grew up in and around Oregon's Willamette Valley and it was her high school A.P. English teacher that spurred her initial interest in the wide, wide world of the written word.
"When I took my A.P. exam, rather than stick with the provided suggestions I challenged the academic standard and submitted an essay on Flaubert's Madame Bovary. It was a gamble but it paid off with a passing score that granted me a year's worth of college English credit ... I still write like that ... I like to take chances to diversify myself ... although my style is still definitely emerging."
Shauna stayed in Eugene for the next four years where she studied economics at the University of Oregon and toiled with short story writing on the woes and wonders of sorority life. Eventually, she moved cross country with her husband where she began freelancing for regionally based magazines and newspapers. They now live outside Indianapolis with their three children and chocolate lab, Norm (yes, from Cheers - Cliff lives down the street). One day, Shauna hopes to be a syndicated columnist.