Shannon Griffin is a 32 year old animal-lover from Hardwick, VT, where she grew up in a house known for never turning away a stray cat or dog. Shannon and her fianc John are keeping that tradition alive at their current residence in Auburn, NY where they live with their adorable dog Linus (yes, the very same Linus from the story!) and two mischievous cats, Beatrice and Scully. Shannon has a degree in Cultural Studies from SUNY ESC. This is her first publication.