Shannon McEwen has been a poet from the age of five before expanding into other types of writing. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia and works in the insurance industry. While insurance is not a very creative endeavor, she finds inspiration in every other aspect of her life, from her emotions, thoughts, the people that surround her and her experiences. She expresses herself best through the written word. Poetry is a passion that fuels her to keep on writing, a compulsion, much like breathing. "The Cracks in my Soul" (2016), "Love and Cheese" (2018) are Shannon's amazing poetic vision in extensive collections.