My Interview with Shawna Robison Young

I had fun reading through and doing light edits on Shawna’s novella, part of the The Visitor series. I hope you enjoy finding out more about this up and coming talented author. I really liked her style!

Her novella releases this week on Amazon. Yay!



Shawna is the mother of four, the wife of a Navy Veteran, and lover of all things chocolate. She is a former children’s minister and currently owns a preschool. Shawna enjoys writing the unexpected stories of life and love. Her debut novel, The Unsuspecting Heather Meyers released in February 2020 and her cozy mystery, The Visitor plays a Game, releases May 12, 2023.


1.  What state do you live in? Have you always lived there? Have you lived anywhere else?

I grew up in Kentucky and Indiana, and during my husband’s navy career we lived in Washington State and Florida. We returned to Indiana sixteen years ago. I’m a Hoosier all the way!

2. What do you write? How did you decide to become a writer?

I write contemporary general Christian Fiction and contemporary split time that include a little mystery and the unexpected. I loved dabbling in writing a cozy mystery with The Visitor Series. I have written fiction since I was a young girl. I also write Christmas plays and VBS curriculum. Writing has always been a part of me. It wasn’t until after I had children that I thought about having my writing published.

3. Where do you get your ideas for your books?

From all around. Sometimes a song can spark a book idea, or something I saw on the news, a character in a book or movie, a story I heard through the grapevine, a question to how one might respond in a situation, and sometimes God just places a story on my heart and I have to write. I’m always watching and listening. I’m very observant and empathetic. Almost anything gets my mind thinking of a story to write.

4. Are you an introvert or an extrovert, or something in between? How does that help you write?

I am definitely both. It  helps me write because I’m able to see how both personality traits would respond in different situations.

5. Besides The Visitor series, what else have you written? What other book(s) are you planning? Oh, and when did/does your Visitor book launch?

My debut novel, The Unsuspecting Heather Meyers released in Feb. 2020. I’m hoping to have a split-time contemporary release next year. And my book, The Visitor Plays a Game, releases May 12, 2023.

6. What’s the best thing about being a writer?

I love escaping into another world that I have created. I learn so much about myself, and I see how to grow and heal along with my characters.

7. Where can we find you online?


Thank you, Shawna!

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