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 Joan Shannell



Renowned Author



    I was born in The Bahamas, on the island of New Providence, but grew up on the island of Andros. My earliest introduction to Literature was by my parents; my mother in particular, who recited to me daily the works of renown poets like Frost, Longfellow, and Tennyson. My father told the stories of The Tinderbox and Tom Sawyer, and as I grew older, I was an avid reader of the various mystery writers of my decade such as Franklyn W. Dixon and Enid Blyton.

     I began writing at a very early age and had my work published in my school magazines from Primary to High School, and later in anthologies by the National Library of Congress. My first book was a book of poetry and drama called My Restoration.

   In addition, I have also written and participated in dramas in my church in Andros, and later in New Providence and have been a devotional writer for my current home church, Abundant Life Bible Church.

     I am an accountant by profession and serve as Chief Financial Officer at my church. I love the Lord with all of my heart.

A Young Woman Writing

Books Authored by J. Shannell Evans

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A Woman Writing by the Window

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works”


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