Shanna Yetman hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. Yes, Utah. And, ever since her parents plopped her down in that strange foreign land ofdesert arches and Books of Mormon, she’s been obsessed with the intersection of religion and, well, normal life. Shanna is currently working on a collection of short stories, Absent Without Leave, where she explores some of these intersections. And, as she is writing and revising, she is happily preoccupied with her two-year old son, Gabe, and all of his antics—which include not sleeping through the night, spitting out vegetables and the zoo. Shanna's fictional short story "Window"is scheduled to appear in the December Issue of the online literary magazine The Writing Disorder. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Smart CEO, Maryland Commons and the Patuxent Papers. Shanna currently works with the theatre organization 2nd Story as their Development and Donor Relations Coordinator. She has a B.A. in English from Wellesley College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to receiving her MFA, she worked as the Communications Manager for the Maryland Food Bank.
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