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Shannon McKenna Schmidt


Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Shannon McKenna Schmidt’s work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Arrive, France Today, The New York Daily News, The Miami Herald, and other magazines, newspapers and websites, and she is a regular contributor to the book industry news publication Shelf Awareness. Prior to freelancing, she spent 10 years working in marketing for various publishers, including Penguin USA, Hyperion Books and Simon & Schuster. A former New Jersey resident, Shannon is traveling full-time in the United States and abroad. She has been on the road since 2010, and chronicles her adventures at

Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Books by Shannon McKenna Schmidt

by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon - Nonfiction, Travel

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's NOVEL DESTINATIONS --- a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe.

by Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon - Nonfiction, Reference, Writing

WRITERS BETWEEN THE COVERS rips the sheets off real-life love stories of the literati --- some with fairy tale endings and others that resulted in break-ups, breakdowns and brawls. From the best break-up letters to the stormiest love triangles to the boldest cougars and cradle-robbers, this fun and accessible volume reveals literary history’s most titillating loves, lusts and longings.