Shannon Gatewood

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Shannon Gatewood was born and raised in Chicago and currently resides in Los Angeles. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology, has worked in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors, and currently works as a college advisor supporting students at ScholarMatch. Shannon is writing her first novel, a story that follows a family of Black women after their father and husband dies suddenly of a heart attack.

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