Shannon Bowen is a New England author, and popular travel writer. Her first diary-style book, "Momma, Don't Hit Me!" became an instant Kindle bestseller in 2012. Then, she wrote a sequel, describing what happened next in the sad tale of Kevin, the abused child. She's currently working on a new series of books, based on others' real experiences with abuse and bullying. Shannon writes from her home office. She is a happily married wife and mother, and a former Girl Scout camp director. She's active in her church, and her hobbies include baking, hiking, and genealogy.