“I'm hoping that will mean we'll all understand it and accept that whoever it is, it's who she truly wants, but if not--blame Sophie. I'm just the messenger. (ohhhhh, see what I did there??????) :)”
—Shannon Messenger, in a goodreads question
Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She’s the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats.
Note: Pre-divorce, the last sentence of her biography was "She lives in Southern California with her husband, Miles, and an embarrassing number of cats."
She absolutely loves cupcakes, and was inspired by Legolas (from J.R.R. Tolkien's works) and the X-Men. Her series, Keeper of the Lost Cities (as of 2012) is now a New York Times Bestseller.
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Keeper of the Lost Cities
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Nightfall
- Keeper of the Lost Cities: Flashback
- Let The Sky Fall
- Let The Storm Break
- Let The Wind Rise
Shannon Messenger Online Edit
- Her Blog
- Her New Website
- Keeper of the Lost Cities Website
Parallels between Shannon Messenger and Keeper Edit
- Sophie is similar to Shannon Messenger in several ways.
- Sophie's nervous habit of pulling out her eyelashes is the same as Shannon's.
- Sophie looks similar to her.
- In an interview about Book 5: Lodestar, Shannon said that Sophie was the version of herself that she wished she could be.
- Shannon Messenger owns a stuffed animal identical to Ella in name and appearance.
- She had a cat named Marty.
- Shannon Messenger is a Ravenclaw and her Patronus is an otter.