Flannery O’Connor described fiction as both canny and uncanny. And I think that is my favorite adage for this most exacting, frustrating and satisfying art. It is a craft, but it is also a mystery — and the interweaving of these two aspects creates the fascination that keeps me going.

In this website you’ll find information on my books, reviews and interviews, and occasional thoughts on writing. Please feel free to join the discussion. Whether you’re a reader or a writer – or both – I look forward to hearing from you.

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Featured News

— Oh, My Darling is now out in trade paperback from HarperCollins Perennial. Beautiful production job by Jane Warren and team. At a sale price of $14.95, it might be a good bet for the short story lovers on your list.

— I’m planning out my consultations with fiction writers for 2015. If you think you might be interested, drop me a line. (See Contact page for my email.) I work with a limited number of emerging story writers and novelists. A five-page sample of writing is required.

— Thank you to the West Vancouver Memorial Library, and the truly wonderful librarians and staff, for having me as Writer in Residence in November.I enjoyed holding meetings in the historic Elizabeth Musto room, and reading about this feisty and important librarian. The West Van Memorial Library is my original home library: growing up in Horseshoe Bay it was where my mother first took me to experience books. Many thanks to all involved. And happy writing to those writers with whom I had consultations.

Radiance is now available as an audio book, downloadable from audible.com. Read by Tara Ward.


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To buy Shaena's books, visit one of the online retailers below:

Amazon (Canada)
Oh, My Darling
The Falling Woman

Amazon (USA)

Amazon (UK)

Amazon (Germany)
Die fallende Frau

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