Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson

Shanna Swendson earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas but decided it was more fun to make up the people she wrote about. She’s the author of the contemporary fantasy Enchanted, Inc. series and Fairy Tale series and the young adult steampunk fantasy Rebel Mechanics, which was named one of VOYA’s best science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles of the year and which has been included on the Lone Star Reading List by the Texas Library Association. She’s also contributed essays to a number of books on pop culture topics. She’s a frequent guest at writing conferences and science fiction conventions, where she gets to talk about books and television and consider it “work.” When she’s not writing, she’s usually discussing books and television on the Internet, singing in or directing choirs, knitting, taking ballet classes, or attempting to learn Italian cooking. She lives in Irving, Texas, with several hardy houseplants and too many books to fit on the shelves.


Enchanted, Inc.
Once Upon Stilettos
Damsel Under Stress
Don’t Hex with Texas
Much Ado About Magic
No Quest for the Wicked
Kiss and Spell
Frogs and Kisses

A Fairy Tale
To Catch a Queen
A Kind of Magic

Rebel Mechanics
Rebel Magisters
Rebels Rising

Awards and Memberships

Member SFWA

The Lone Star List of Recommended Reading
Texas Library Association Shining Star

Related Experience

Shanna Swendson has spoken at schools, libraries, writing conferences, and science fiction conventions. She can give how-to workshops on various writing topics, including craft, business, and promotion/publicity, as well as speaking about reading, books, and science fiction/fantasy.

Argyle Middle School
Coppell Middle School West

Irving Public Library
Balch Springs Public Library
Arlington Public Library
Texas Library Association
Missouri Library Association

Writing Conferences:
Romance Writers of America National Conference
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Conference
DFW Writers Conference
Dallas Area Romance Writers
Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Science Fiction Conventions:
The World Science Fiction Convention (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
World Fantasy Convention (2006, 2017)
FenCon (2005-2017)
Necronomicon (2017 Guest of Honor)
Nerd Year’s Eve


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