Shan Leah’s debut thriller, Thieves, Beasts & Men, was a Finalist for the 2021 American Fiction Awards, a Finalist for the 2021 Shelf Unbound Awards for Best New Fiction and is currently longlisted for the Somerset Prize for Literary and Contemporary Fiction 2021, a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards.
She’s also a fine artist and freelance photographer, and her work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Black & White Magazine, Black+White Photography Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine, Emboss Magazine, Private Residences North America, At Home Magazine, and three editions of fine art compilation books by Out Of Step Books. Her work was also recognized as a grantee of the 2017 Impact Returns Grant from Creative Pinellas.
Shan is a lover/writer of dark and suspenseful literary fiction. Surrounded by an endless supply of pens, papers, paints, and clay, she grew up in the Florida Keys and was taught proper wheelthrowing techniques before mastering her shoelaces. She currently lives in Dunedin, Fl, with her brilliant kid and small herd of cats.
She finds beauty dreadfully boring.
Shan is a member of The Authors Guild, The Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.