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A Goodreads user asked Shannon Messenger:

Did you ever think you'd ever become an author? And what or who inspired you?

Shannon Messenger Growing up I didn't, mostly because I was so focused on art. I wanted to be an animator, or an illustrator, or a painter. It wasn't until college that I really switched my focus to writing, and even then, at first I wanted to be a screenwriter. It took film school and a brief time working in Hollywood to make me realize I should be writing books instead. And THEN I dreamed of being an author and made it my goal to become one. Took about five years of very, very, very hard work, but it paid off and now I have the best job ever. :)
Shannon Messenger

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