About Shannon Gilmore

Shannon Gilmore loves writing character driven romance, with plenty of banter and whimsy, where the plot revolves around the hero and heroine, and the steamy scenes fit like magic.

Shannon, a multi award-winning author of historical romance, is a California native who developed a passion for romance after reading her first book by Johanna Lindsey. Her second book in the Ruined Rakes series earned the favor of FAB five judges to win the Silver Quill® award. Every Time You’re Near was also notably nominated for the coveted Golden Heart®.

In her books readers are likely to find an unchaperoned heroine and a hero who thinks he knows what he wants.

And when she’s not doing writerly things like drinking coffee heavily laced with chocolate, she’s crafting, quilting, crocheting, and listening to the ambient sounds of ice-hockey with her real life happily-ever-after husband.

Shannon is currently working with WOLF Publishing on her newest series, Breaking the Rules of the Beau Monde, where a band of friends and a broody duke will stop at nothing for their happily ever after, even if it means breaking a few rules.

Coming 2024!

Visit Shannon at www.ShannonGilmoreAuthor.com.

Q$A with Shannon

Would you like to live in the time period and places you write about in your books? 

No. I love romance because it’s the best of make believe, but I could not live without fresh running water, my electric toothbrush, and ice on command.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

Talking and singing. That means musicals of any kind. If there’s a Disney movie on anywhere within hearing, I’m cooked. 

What are the ethics of writing about historical figures?

I think it’s important to remember that they didn’t have the same choices we have, and to keep a decent distance between today’s freedoms and yesterday’s standards. I think there’s a balance to be struck when romanticizing a time period like the regency and Victorian era. Writing romance is like writing a fairy tale, it doesn’t have to adhere to all the rules in order to be entertaining, but must adhere to the important ones. Which ones those are I suppose is up to the writer.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

Easy. A llama. My kids always called me the Llama so I have them all over my office.