Shanon Sinn

Shanon Sinn lives on the traditional territory of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees), and Wyomlith (Esquimalt) Nations. Shanon acknowledges he is a guest on this land, as well as a guest on the territory of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation where he stays part time in Tofino.

Shanon Sinn is the author of The Haunting of Vancouver Island as well as several shorter pieces of fiction and nonfiction. He is currently working on a sequel focusing on ghost stories and folklore from the West Coast of British Columbia, a genre fiction series–sometimes described as grimdark–set in the spirit world, and is the editor for the Black Cat anthology. Sinn earned his Creative Writing degree at Vancouver Island University where he received the Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism and the Gisele Merlet Creative Writing Award. His focus at VIU was on Indigenous topics including Elder teachings and field school at the University of Fairbanks in Alaska (learning oral history recording guidelines).

Sinn was a host on Twitter for Wyrd Wednesday for one year and Folklore Thursday for over four years.


Shanon Sinn enlightens history with haunting stories by Dave Flawse, Vancouver Island History

In a hunt for haunts, Victoria has twisted is own past by Michael John Lo, Capital Daily

Meet Me in the Stacks podcast with Darby at Vancouver Island Regional Library

The Missing and Unexplained Podcast with Tyler Hooper

Shanon Sinn, author of The Haunting of Vancouver Island, another interviewee who participated in our Tzouhalem documentary Orca Cove Media

Shanon Sinn on writing The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Ed Sum, Otaku No Culture

Spaced Out Radio: Ghosts of the Great White North podcast with Dave Scott

Some Other Sphere Podcast with Rick Palmer

Q & A with Shanon Sinn – Joshua Gillingham

A few more interviews


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