Family news: Shannon Cowan’s novel short-listed

Shannon Cowan and Teegan

Shannon Cowan and Teegan

Shannon Cowan’s Young Adult novel, Tin Angel (978-1-897073-68-1), has been Shortlisted for the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People. This award, which was established in 1988 in memory of the respected historian and children’s author, Geoffrey Bilson, is given annually to the Canadian author of an outstanding work of historical fiction for young people. The winner will be chosen on November 6, 2008. For more information, visit

Congratulations, Shannon!

Shannon is the daughter of my sister Penny and her husband, Bill Cowan. She is married to Patrick Walshe, and is mother to Zaira and Teegan. They live in Errington, Vancouver Island. Tin Angel is her second novel.

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One Response to Family news: Shannon Cowan’s novel short-listed

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