Thanks for stopping by. I’m Shanon Sinn, fiction and nonfiction author best known for having written The Haunting of Vancouver Island. I’m currently working on a sequel, as well as a genre fiction series–sometimes described as grimdark–set in the spirit world. I was a host on Twitter for Folklore Thursday for four years and am now a host for Wyrd Wednesday.
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 including 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. My first year of postsecondary schooling focused on Criminology, as I intended to become a police officer.
I’m 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.
Meet Me in the Stacks podcast with Darby at Vancouver Island Regional Library
The Missing and Unexplained Podcast with Tyler Hooper
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