I have been an avid reader since I was a young child - happily sacrificing TV and playtime in order to read a good book. I have been capturing observations, feelings and events in poems and stories since middle school. As I have grown older, I continued to write and create stories to entertain family and friends and to help celebrate life's special moments.
For many years I suffered from symptoms that went undiagnosed. After years of suffering and searching for answers, I was finally diagnosed several years ago with Fibromyalgia and some other underlying conditions. With a well-rounded, holistic treatment plan I am feeling better and living a more active and joyous life.
I am passionate about education in all formats. Since 1999 my professional career has focused on the design and development of training for employees across industries and educational formats. I have specialized in analyzing the need for training and assessing the best method for training and delivery (classroom, live virtual training, blended, web-based training, etc). My writing skills assisted me in delivering solutions that engaged learners and translated to application on the job.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Organizational Development and Human Resource development as well as my Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
I live in Kansas with my husband, teenage son and our two gorgeous, ornery and energetic Scottie pups (Conner and Zoe). In my spare time I enjoy photography, spending time with family and friends, and traveling around the world with family.
I am always excited to hear from readers. Please visit my website (http://www.ShannonSonneveldt.blogspot.com) and join me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ShannonSonneveldtAuthor). I look forward to hearing from you!