is a uniquely named and talented freelance writer specializing in health and parenting stories. Over the past six years, she has written over 100 articles for some of Canada's leading magazines and Web sites, including Chatelaine
, Today's Parent
She also contributed political speeches to The Art of Negotiation: A Simulation for Resolving Conflict in Federal States
(Broadview Press, 2002) by Jonathan Rose, John McLean and Alexis Conrad. Shandley has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including CH Morning Live, Global Television News, Shop Toronto, Rogers Daytime, Medical Intelligence, CKCO's The Vernile File
and 680 News, to promote her articles.
Shandley began her journalism career as an editor at the Queen's University Journal
. She soon became a regular columnist and freelance writer for The Kingston Whig-Standard
. Prior to graduating from Queen's, Shandley worked as a summer editorial intern at Chatelaine
. A year later, she graduated with first class honours and a BAH in English and Sociology. She then began work as a freelance writer and Microsite and Editorial producer for Chatelaine.com
in Toronto. At night, she took journalism courses at Ryerson University.
Shandley has since worked as Assistant Web Editor at Maclean's
and Acting Associate Health Editor at Glow
. She also worked as a segment producer during the most recent season of CTV's preeminent health show, Balance – Television for Living Well
, hosted by Dr. Marla Shapiro.
Shandley is number seven of eight well-named children and has 10 nieces and nephews. She lives just north of Toronto in Newmarket with her popularly-named husband, Austin.