ABOUT SHANNON HORN
I am a true California girl: I’ve lived on Lido Isle, in the horse country of Tustin, by the crystal blue of Lake Tahoe and majesty of the Sierra, and at the edge of the ocean in Santa Barbara. For the last fifteen years the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley has been my home with my son and my man.
I write Young Adult Dark fantasy where young adults get their butts kicked and kick butts, all the while learning who they are, that, ‘yes, they matter,’ ‘yes, they are good-enough,’ and that their choices do make a difference in the kind of life they choose to lead.
After all, the juicy parts of all stories lie within the journey. The challenges we face, how we chose to deal with them, where we shift as a result, where we stubbornly remain the same. And most of all: how we cherish the miracles.
I have been depressed, scared, alone, out of body, heart-sore, broken, and lost. I decided to change my own story arc by embracing the idea that the Universe has my back, by cultivating an attitude of gratitude, and intentionally recreating my life from a foundation of JOY.
I created the Beautiful You Project blog as a reminder of the things I knew for sure ~ each of us matters, and we were all good enough. Beautiful You is a sacred community where girls and women re-discover they are worthy, they matter, that ‘yes, they can’.
Beautiful You, now in its fifth year, features classes for girls and women of all ages. The work includes Joy Parties, Got Gratitude campaigns, blog posts and a book. I love running a business where love and joy are the foundation, where creativity is the glue that holds us together, and laughter abounds.
I have my Master of Arts in Education, am a Reiki Master, a Danielle LaPorte Desire Map licensee, and a graduate of Marie Forleo’s B School.