Shonac Young studied English literature at Leicester University, and has had a long career in social and specialist housing. She began revisiting her childhood passion for storytelling after her daughter was born. While taking time out from the world of housing, she set up Shadow Tales, a community-based project that explored myths and fairy tales through shadow puppetry. She lives in Cornwall, with her husband and three children, and works as a Resident Engagement Advisor, writing in her spare time. She has had writing published in Mslexia and is currently working on a novel.