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Boise, Idaho
About Me
Shannon Chapel was born and raised in Soldotna, Alaska, approximately 150 miles south of Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. She currently lives in Boise, Idaho, and her work has appeared in print across the United States.
Type of Writer
Although I prefer to write short stories, I dabble in just about everything from essays to poetry to travel articles.
When I'm not writing or reading, I love to watch foreign films & documentaries. I also enjoy photography & taking solitary bicycle rides along the river. I am never bored & am perfectly content doing whatever it is I'm doing at any given moment.
Favorite Genres
Whatever genre I'm reading at the time.
Favorite Books
In Cold Blood, The Shadow of the Wind, The Pianist, The Collector, The Hot Zone, The Association, Olive Kittridge, Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, The Catcher in the Rye,  and Stuart: A Life Backwards,  just to name a few.
Favorite Authors
Whatever author I'm reading at the time.
Favorite Quote
"The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector." ~Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Music
Nick Drake, John Mayer, Everlast, Amy Winehouse, Billy Joel, David Gray, Marc Broussard, David Wilcox, Eliot Morris, and every other struggling singer/songwriter out there.
Favorite Movies
The Pianist, The Usual Suspects, The Silence of the Lambs, Cinderella Man, Tell No One, Seven, The Sixth Sense, Kalifornia, Capote, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Gladiator, Life Is Beautiful, Léon: The Professional.
1st Place winner (June 2010 Short Shots Contest).
Rated: 18+
~1,499 Words
Contest Entry, Emotional, Tragedy
Type: Short Story
Updated 8 years ago
1st Place winner (April 2010 Short Shots contest).
Rated: 18+
~1,511 Words
Comedy, Contest Entry, Other
Type: Short Story
Updated 9 years ago
Third place winner of November 2015's "What a Character" contest.
Rated: 18+
~1,760 Words
Contest Entry, Crime/Gangster, Dark
Type: Short Story
Updated 6 years ago
2nd Place winner (May 2009 Short Shots Contest)
Rated: 18+
~1,902 Words
Contest Entry, Relationship, Tragedy
Type: Short Story
Updated 9 years ago
Resurrection Man--one who exhumes/steals dead bodies, especially for dissection.
Rated: 13+
~1,576 Words
*Dollar* 500 GPs per review
Contest Entry, Fantasy, History
Type: Short Story
Updated 8 years ago
    Rated: E · Other · #1555482
    A listing of all my newsletters in one easy-to-find place.
    Rated: E · None · #1245494
    Welcome to my port! Please sign in so I can return the favor.
    Rated: E · Activity · #2197019
    Which is worse: 1 innocent person in prison or 10 guilty people NOT in prison?
    Rated: ASR · Emotional · #1211263
    Chronicles the events experienced by those aboard United 93 on September 11, 2001
    Rated: E · Other · #1399305
    Come peek!
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