“As a writing mentor, Shaena possesses that rare combination of empathy, intuition, and craft that lets her zero in on the strengths and weaknesses in a manuscript. Her advice improved the structure and storytelling impact of my first novel, which went on to become a published work in Canada and internationally. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her influence, which stays with me even now.”
—Janie Chang, bestselling author of Three Souls, Dragon Springs Road and The Library of Legends.
“Shaena shares a deep knowledge of process and craft, broad intellectual reach, and unswervingly cleaves to what is important and true. Her manner is generous and full of charm. She gave my book just the exact touch it needed.”
—Carrie Saxifrage, author of The Big Swim: Coming Ashore in a World Adrift, finalist for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness.