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Ep 95 Shannon McLeod | Nature Trail Stories, being an educator, and the quiet moments

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Hi there,

Today I’m so overjoyed to be arts calling Shannon McLeod! (

About our Guest:

Shannon McLeod is the author of the novella Whimsy (Long Day Press, 2021) and the essay chapbook Pathetic (University of Indianapolis Etchings Press). Her writing has appeared in Tin House Online, Wigleaf, Hobart, Joyland Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Prairie Schooner, among other publications. Her stories have been nominated for Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, and featured in Wigleaf Top 50. She teaches high school English in Virginia.


Check out Shannon’s interview on Otherppl with Brad Listi, great chat!

Nature Trail Stories, now available from Thirty West Publishing!

Check out Shannon’s previous works here:

Thank you so much for this chat, Shannon! All the best and happy writing!

‘You can’t fight the kind of writer that you are.” – Shannon McLeod

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Go make a dent: much love,


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