Anna Shannon is a creative and technical writer and editor based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Current work in progress:

  • a historical novel set in post-confederation Canada following the life of a woman named Alice, an avid photographer and mountain climber, who chooses an unconventional life to further her career and discovers that regardless of the obstacles she faces, her biggest obstacle is herself.
  • a creative nonfiction compendium of the life and work of ‘Professor’ Oliver Brown Buell, best known as one of the official photographers for the Canadian Pacific Railway during its construction west in the 1880s, for his portraits of Indigenous Chiefs and Metis leaders, and for the grand stereopticon ‘entertainments’ he mounted on tour across North America.


For a complete list of publications, visit annawordsgood.com/publications/.

Author Biography:

Anna Shannon (she/her) is a writer with publications in Book of Matches, Existere Journal of Arts & LiteratureNōD, Past Ten, Regulus Press, Remington Review and The Coachella Review. She holds credentials in psychology and professional writing from the University of Calgary and lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Anna is available for contract work in technical writing and editing. Services include writing copy (web, articles), corporate governance items (minutes, terms of reference), speaking remarks, technical instructions, copyediting, proofreading and structural editing. Contact her for more information.

Book Reviews:

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