About the Author

Shannon McGuire

Shannon was raised in a small town in Eastern Montana, where you leave your car keys in the ignition and your front door unlocked all the time. The kind of place where sunsets and sunrises can be seen for miles on the horizon. Where the spring crickets and frogs resting in the irrigation ditches helped transition the busy days into a calm resting night. Where the winters can get so cold, air can freeze.

It was only after she was academically suspended by the college, she was attending that she became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She did her training in Billings, Montana, and it was there she learned how to take care of others and bonded with the geriatric population. For over five years, Shannon worked in the same nursing home where she received her training. The work was hard, but it grounded her and helped her find balance in what had become a deeply unbalanced life. It was not until she was a CNA at one of the hospitals that she had a dream—three nights in a row—that she was going to become a nurse.

She currently resides in Tampa, Florida where you may hear her laughing with her husband of over 10 years. You can find her either scuba diving in the ocean with her husband, taking walks with her rescue Pit Bull Darby, or dancing to life’s music.