Shannon Gilligan

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Shannon Gilligan
BornUnited States
GenreInteractive fiction
PartnerR. A. Montgomery

Shannon Gilligan is an author of interactive fiction and computer games.

Early life and education[edit]

Gilligan graduated from Williams College in 1981 and spent a year abroad at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.


Gilligan has been extensively involved in the Choose Your Own Adventure series, having written five books in the main series and six others in the "Younger Readers" series.[1] Her stepsons, Ramsey Montgomery(deceased) and Anson Montgomery, wrote several books in the series as well. Shannon was married to the series co-founder, R. A. Montgomery.[2] She also writes the History Mystery Series and Our Secret Gang series for children. Over 2 million copies of her books are in print in several languages including English, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.[citation needed] She also worked in mystery computer games for Activision such as The Elk Moon Murder and the Murder Mystery series for Creative Multimedia. She was the first person to be inducted into the Mystery Writers of America based on interactive works.[citation needed]


Choose Your Own Adventure series[edit]

Mystery games[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Author Bios". Chooseco. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  2. ^ "The Educational Paperback Association 1986 Jeremiah Ludington Memorial Award presented to Edward Packard & R.A. Montgomery January 1987". Educational Book & Media Association. January 1987. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  3. ^ Fantastic Fiction
  4. ^ Valley Reporter

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