I am the author of The Haunting of Vancouver Island. My writing can also be found in Nelson’s Canadian Corrections textbook, The Times Colonist, and in several other publications online and in print. I’m a Folklore Thursday host on Twitter each week.
My Creative Writing degree is from Vancouver Island University where I received the Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism and the Gisele Merlet Creative Writing Award. My focus at VIU was on First Nations topics which included Elder teachings, field school at the University of Fairbanks in Alaska (learning oral history recording guidelines), and as an intern for Snuneymuxw Elder in Residence Geraldine Manson. I’m interested in BC Indigenous ghost stories including colonial burial ground urban legends.
I am a veteran and cancer survivor. Nerve damage from chemo left me with permanent non-visible disabilities (peripheral neuropathy, scarred lungs) that I deal with to this day.
Q & A with Shanon Sinn – Joshua Gillingham
Talking to Shanon Sinn on the writing of “The Haunting of Vancouver Island” by Ed Sum, Otaku No Culture
A few other podcast and film interviews