Shannon Stocker

Shannon Stocker’s debut picture book CAN U SAVE THE DAY (Sleeping Bear Press) released in 2019. Her next PB, LISTEN: HOW ONE DEAF GIRL CHANGED PERCUSSION (NF PB bio about Evelyn Glennie), comes out with Dial/Random House in 2022, and several of Shannon’s nonfiction essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shannon currently serves as SCBWI social co-director for Louisville, a judge for Rate Your Story, a ninja for 12x12, and she created the blog series, Pivotal Moments: inHERview, highlighting transitional life stories of female picture book authors ( Cool facts: Currently writing her memoir, Shannon is a medical school graduate, a coma survivor, an RSD/CRPS patient and advocate, and a singer/songwriter who once performed two songs, including one original, as part of an opening act for Blake Shelton. She can be found online at, on Facebook (Shannon Otto Stocker/Shannon Stocker Author), and on Twitter/Instagram @iwriteforkidz. Shannon is represented by Allison Remcheck of Stimola Literary Studio.


Storytime Sing-Along with Shannon Stocker (ages 3-8)

Join Shannon for a read-aloud of her picture book, CAN U SAVE THE DAY, followed by an interactive sing-along. If older kids attend, we’ll also chat a little about plot… Read More »Storytime Sing-Along with Shannon Stocker (ages 3-8)

Meter Matters: Poetic Pearls of Wisdom with Shannon Stocker (ages 11 and up)

In this interactive session, we will chat about different types of meter used in many lyrical manuscripts (poetry, rhyming picture books, writing in verse), as well as a few of… Read More »Meter Matters: Poetic Pearls of Wisdom with Shannon Stocker (ages 11 and up)