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Shannon Donnelly (b. March 15 CA) is an award-winning author of children’s books, romance novels, video games, and non-fiction books.
Total Books: 25
Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including finalist for Best Regency Romance in Romance Writers of America's RITA and RWA's Golden Heart. Other awards include the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts, which gave her a trip to Paris, the Laurel Wreath and the Winter Rose, and multiple finalists in the Bookseller's Best, Orange Rose, Holt Medallion, Colorado ACE, Wisconsin Write Touch Award, Golden Quill, and Beacon contests.
Her work has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"..."wonderfully uplifting"... and "beautifully written."
In addition to her many published romance novels, Donnelly was an early pioneer in the field of interactive fiction, expressed in the form of video games and Internet websites. Most notably, her writing and interactive design skills were instrumental in the creation of the 1983 “Space Ace,” laser disc videogame the follow-up to the highly successful laser disc video game “Dragon's Lair” to which she also contributed. She also wrote “Thayer's Quest,” the first laser disc videogame designed for home use in the Halcyon home game system created by RDI Video Systems.
Currently, Donnelly is a member of Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA), Orange County Chapter (OCC) of RWA, Published Author Special Interest Chapter (PASIC). She regularly teaches online workshops, including a class for UCLA, and has spoken at RWA's National Conference, as well as at chapter meetings and other conferences.
Her abiding passions include--besides writing--her dogs, reading, gardening, painting, belly dancing, and the ever present horses in her life.