Wordsmith and Liaison
Writing social and political commentary, as well as articles and stories raising awareness of important issues, Shannon creates material that packs a punch. Her work has appeared in a long list of regional and national newspapers, magazines, books, and blogs. Shannon’s articles and essays are regularly selected by local and national news aggregators, and her press releases have been published verbatim on a multitude of news websites. She is highly skilled in customizing content for maximum audience impact.
In addition to journalism and commentary, Shannon has extensive experience in the fields of Public and Community Relations, and her pitches, proposals, award entries, nominations for recognition, and media advisories have won much national recognition for her clients. Thanks to two decades of experience, she has become a master of crafting a persuasive message and tailoring it to the appropriate audience. She has written well over a thousand press releases, essays, articles, speeches, website content, newsletters, marketing plans, advertising copy, marketing materials, pitches, and proposals.
Shannon’s blog, Thoughts and Musings on Politics and the Universe, has more than 20,000 subscribers. She posts about human rights, the media, health issues, current events, women’s rights, the arts, and politics.
If you would like to work with Shannon on a writing project, please email her through her web contact form here. She will return the correspondence promptly.
Social and/or Political Commentary featured in the following publications:
PBS.org (online). Two pieces listed as a “Must Read” byPBS MediaShift. Both pieces were also the leading headline in the website’s daily email.
Richmond Times Dispatch (print & online).
The Progress-Index (print & online).
Three feature-length political Op-Eds prominently featured in newspaper *
Henrico Citizen (print & online).
The Chronicle of Social Change (online).
Style Weekly (print & online).
Blue Virginia (online). Five pieces prominently featured on the front page of this popular political blog.
UniteWomen.org (online). A prominent women’s rights blog.
Thoughts and Musings on Politics and the Universe (online). Personal website with more than 20,000 followers.
A letter to George Will in response to his Op-Ed about rape on college campuses (shared over 1,000 times & referenced in several other national pieces on the topic)
Blog Main Menu (25+ posts, most of which have also been published elsewhere)
Virginia Minute (online). Two articles featured as leading Virginia headlines. *
Politics in Stereo (online). Three articles featured on this national news site offering balanced political perspectives. *
The Pennsylvania Avenue Post (online). Three articles highlighted as nationally relevant on this national news site. *
Original work re-published by the following publications:
Old Dominion Blogs*
Criminal Defense Law Newswire *
National Organization for Women Blog *
Resist the Privatization of America *
United Nations Blog *
Pieces co-written or ghost-written (published under the name Lester George) published in the following magazines, news websites, and anthologies (print & online):
The Board Room Magazine:
Club & Resort Business
Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective, Volumes 5 and 6
Golf Course Architecture Magazine
Golf Course Architecture
Golf Club Atlas (ghost) *
The Virginia Golfer
Work referenced or quoted in the following publications:
*Article has been archived by publisher and/or piece was in print only. Graphics of some archived/print-only articles can be found here.
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