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Shannon Leone Fowler

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Shannon Leone Fowler is a writer, marine biologist, and single mother of three young children. Since her doctorate on Australian sea lions, she’s taught marine ecology in the Bahamas and Galápagos, led a university course on killer whales in the San Juan Islands, spent seasons as the marine mammal biologist on board ships in both the Arctic and Antarctic, taught graduate students field techniques while studying Weddell seals on the Ross Ice Shelf, and worked as a science writer at National Public Radio in Washington DC. Originally from California, she currently lives in London. Traveling with Ghosts is her first book.

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Shannon Leone Fowler Hi Tawodi - Yes, it is normal for box jellyfish to come very close to shore. Although box jellyfish were previously thought to be confined to waters o…moreHi Tawodi - Yes, it is normal for box jellyfish to come very close to shore. Although box jellyfish were previously thought to be confined to waters off north Australian, they are now known to be found throughout the tropics, predominantly in the Indo-Pacific. Thank you for your note, and for your kind words, and best of luck.
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Shannon Leone Fowler Thank you for writing, and I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish there was more I could say. I am glad that my story may have helped in some s…moreThank you for writing, and I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish there was more I could say. I am glad that my story may have helped in some small way.
There were a number of books that meant a great deal to me after Sean’s death: Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking, Judith Barrington’s Lifesaving, After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events, and Andrew X. Pham’s Catfish and Mandala.
But two books really stood out for me. Elizabeth McCracken's An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination is incredible and I found myself wishing I had written some of what she wrote. And Sonali Deraniyagala’s memoir, Wave has got to be the most brutal, unapologetic, unflinching, uncomfortable, raw, brave, and truthful book I’ve read about grief.(less)
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Box jellyfish killed my fiancé—he held, kissed me; it wrapped his legs below.
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"5 stars. Beautifully written, with chapters juxtaposed across different moments of the author's physical and emotional journey."
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"A powerful memoir of tragedy during travel, using travel as a tool for recovery, and one person's relationship with the sea before and after experiencing loss. "
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"This could easily have been a "sob story", dealing with the grieving process, but instead it was moving, heart-wrenching story. I personally love stories that showcase human resilience and the will to keep going while dealing with difficult emotions," Read more of this review »
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“a west coast feels like home. I use the ocean to orient myself, finding north with the water to my left and telling time as the sun drops into the sea. An east coast has always felt a little foreign to me, a sunrise over the ocean a little wrong.”
Shannon Leone Fowler, Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir

“The Israelis I met didn’t seem hunted or haunted. They were living their lives, going to cafés and clubs, dating and drinking and dancing. They just weren’t doing it anywhere near the doors.”
Shannon Leone Fowler, Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir

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“a west coast feels like home. I use the ocean to orient myself, finding north with the water to my left and telling time as the sun drops into the sea. An east coast has always felt a little foreign to me, a sunrise over the ocean a little wrong.”
Shannon Leone Fowler, Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir




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