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Shannan Younger

Shannan Younger is a writer living in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and teen daughter. Originally from Ohio, she received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame—Go Irish! Her essays have been published in several anthologies and you can find her work on a wide range of websites, from the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers Workshop to the BBC, as well as on her blog, BetweenUsParents.com.

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