Shannon Anima is an Australian writer with roots in the Pacific Northwest of North America. For over two decades she has been a compassionate counsellor and educator with children and adults who have been affected by interpersonal trauma and violence. She has also worked as a sailor, clown, yoga teacher, horse wrangler, artist, and was fired as a housepainter; only writing was left.

Her fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for prizes including the Deborah Cass Prize 2018, the Tasmanian Fiction Prize 2018, and the University of Victoria Poetry prize. She is currently pitching her completed novel, The Running Game, to agents and publishers. The Running Game is a page turning contemporary fiction novel about Sophia, a vulnerable young mother and her daughter, Ruby, who flee abuse, crossing borders and oceans from Canada to Brazil seeking safety, and encountering cannabis nuns, Mexican mafia, a calamitous cat, pirates, caymans, a military coup in Panama, and unexpected romance.

Shannon is available for workshops on writing, healing and the arts, and as an inspiring speaker. Her blend of mindfulness and creativity, humour and healing, get to the heart of authentic well-being.


Seeking a literary agent & publisher

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