Shawna J.C. Tenney is an author and illustrator with a passion for picture books. Shawna graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University in 2004. Since then, she has created artwork for many children’s books, magazines and games. It took Shawna a while to discover that her true passion lay in writing and illustrating her very own stories. Brunhilda’s Backwards Day, Shawna’s first book as both author and illustrator, was published in August 2016.
Besides the process of making art, Shawna also enjoys being involved in the writing and illustration community. She is the host of the Stories Unbound Podcast, a show for the creators of children’s books, at the Oatley Academy of Visual Storytelling.
Shawna lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah with her husband and two daughters.
Come meet her at the Spring into Books event, May 20th 2017 from 2-6pm at the Library’s Viridian Event Center 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088