Shannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and former law professor in Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband, a physicist and ultra-marathoner, and son, a cat-loving basketball player. She is the multiple award-winning, international bestselling author of Method 15/33, which was optioned for film, sold in over 20 languages, and garnered critical acclaim, including three starred reviews and the coveted placement on School Library Journal’s 2017 “Best Adult Books for Teens,” as well as Viebury Grove, Gretchen, In the Vines and the award-winning The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall, which was given the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. In addition to writing, Shannon is the Global Head of E-Discovery at one of the top AmLaw 100 Firms. Tenkill is her first legal thriller.
Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Shannon was a trial attorney in Chicago for ten years. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Shannon spent her very early years moving around the country: Texas, Indiana, Massachusetts, Upstate New York, and finally settled to grow up mostly in Raymond, New Hampshire. Her home was an eccentric and loud, although loving, household with ten million pets of dubious origin. Both her parents encouraged pursuits in the arts, often dragging her and her three brothers to flea markets and antique shows, while giving lessons on the genius of Bob Dylan and Santana. Shannon’s three brothers are artists: one, a rap/blues musician, another a sculptor, and another a physical therapist with a woodshop. Shannon attended Trinity High School and moved on to West Virginia Wesleyan and St. John’s for college. She graduated from Suffolk Law School in 1998.
When not writing or practicing law, Shannon enjoys creating sea-glass sculptures, painting, and hanging with her family and two cats, Marvin and Stewie, who sometimes appear in her books.
Shannon writes in several genres: poetry, literary fiction, suspense/thriller, and young adult.