Shinn at Capricon 29 in 2009
|Born||1957 (age 58–59)
Wichita, Kansas, US
|Genre||Science fiction, fantasy|
Sharon Shinn (born 1957) is an American novelist who writes combining aspects of fantasy, science fiction and romance. She has published more than a dozen novels for adult and young adult readers. Her works include the Shifting Circles Series, the Samaria Series, the Twelve Houses Series, and a rewriting of Jane Eyre, Jenna Starborn. She works as a journalist in St. Louis, Missouri and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Shinn is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams fan and is also a big fan of the TV Show Lost. She is a frequent attender of science-fiction/fantasy conventions. Her first Guest of Honor stint at a convention was ArmadilloCon 26. She was also the Guest of Honor at the convention Capricon 29.
- William L. Crawford Award (awarded by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for best first fantasy novel) (1996)
- Twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (1995, 1996)
- Summers at Castle Auburn named to the ALA list of Best Books (2002).
- The Safe-Keeper's Secret (Puffin Books, 2004)
- The Truth-Teller's Tale (Puffin Books, 2005)
- The Dream-Maker's Magic (Viking Press, 2006)
- Archangel (Ace Books, 1997)
- Jovah's Angel (Ace Books, 1998)
- The Alleluia Files (Ace Books, 1999)
- Angelica (Ace Books, 2003) Although this is the fourth novel in the Samaria series, it is set before the first book Archangel.
- Angel-Seeker (Ace Books, 2004)
Twelve Houses series
- Mystic and Rider (Ace Books, 2005)
- The Thirteenth House (Ace Books, 2006)
- Dark Moon Defender (Ace Books, 2006)
- Reader and Raelynx (Ace Books, 2007)
- Fortune and Fate (Ace Books, 2008)
Elemental Blessings series
- Troubled Waters (Ace Books, 2010)
- Royal Airs (Ace Books, 2013)
- Jeweled Fire (Ace Books, 2015)
- Unquiet Land (Ace Books, 2016)
Shifting Circle series
- The Shape of Desire (Ace Books, 2012)
- Still Life With Shape Shifter (Ace Books, 2012)
- The Turning Season (Ace Books, 2014)
- The Shape-Changer's Wife (Ace Books, 1995)
- Heart of Gold (Ace Books, 2000)
- Wrapt in Crystal (Ace Books, 2000)
- Summers at Castle Auburn (Ace Books, 2002)
- Jenna Starborn (Ace Books, 2003)
- General Winston's Daughter (Viking Press, 2007)
- Gateway (Viking Press, 2009)
- Fallen Angel (novella) in To Weave a Web of Magic (Berkley Books, 2004). This story is set in Samaria.
- When Winter Comes (novella) in The Queen in Winter (Berkley Books, 2006)
- "The Sorcerer's Assassin" in Powers of Detection: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy, edited by Dana Stabenow (Ace Books, 2006)
- "Wintermoon Wish" in Firebirds Rising (Firebird Books, 2006)
- "The Double-Edged Sword" in Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology (Tor Books, 2006)
- "Bargain With the Wind" in Elemental Magic (Berkley Books, 2007)
- "The House of Seven Spirits" in Unusual Suspects (Ace Books, 2008)
- Quatrain contains four novellas: "Flight" is set in Samaria, "Gold" is set in the world of Heart of Gold, "Blood" is an addition to Summers at Castle Auburn, and "Flame" is a prequel to The Twelve Houses Series (Ace Books, 2009)
- "Nocturne" in Angels of Darkness (Berkley Books/Penguin Group, 2011). "Nocturne" is set in Samaria.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Collection, Northern Illinois University
- The Locus Index to SF Awards: William L. Crawford - IAFA Fantasy Award Winners By Year
- "2002 Best Books for Young Adults". Young Adult Library Services Association. Retrieved 15 March 2013.