About Shana Dow

Shana grew up reading and writing short stories. Whenever it was her turn to read her creative writing in class, everyone knew she would read a story way beyond the required one to two-page maximum.

She met and married her husband and they have four boys. She put her dream of writing on hold while her sons were small but continued to study the art of writing and read as much as she was able.

Shana is a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy. She also enjoys delving into the world of dystopian novels.  She finds the themes represented in these genres universal and inspiring to the human condition. She always roots for the underdog and understands that some stories may not end ideally, although she prefers a happy ending.

Several years ago, she had a dream about a boy and his discovery which inspired the story for her debut novel. Years would go by, but she said that the dream remained vivid and she remembered every detail as if she had just dreamt it the night before.  (She will not share the details of the dream here – spoilers!)

She always wanted to be a writer and when the time came, she dove in and didn’t look back. She is the best selling author of the Keepers of the Balance series and will begin writing her next series this fall.