Shawn Marie Mann’s Writing

Thank you for visiting my website.  If you’d like to know more about me, check out my bio page.  If you are interested in reading more of my work, here are links to other places you can find it.

Do you have questions or comments for me?  Drop me a line at shawnmariemann at (replace the word at with @)

On the Web

  • Amusement Park Mom – Lots of information about traveling in PA Dutch Country with your family, all written by me
  • PA Dutch Country Blog – I’m a featured writer for their blog
  • Novelspot – Book reviews of all kinds listed here
  • NAPHA NewsFLASH!!! e-newsletter editor


In Print


  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries, “Missing Faces”
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Multitasking Mom’s Survival Guide, “A Nugget of Wisdom”


  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood: 101 Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about the Joys of Raising Children of All Ages
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers – Budding or Bestselling – from Books to Blogs – “A Pat on the Back”


  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Hooked on Hockey “A Night at the Arena”


  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Find Your Happiness “A Ride on a Carousel”
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Just for Preteens  “View from the Top”
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul My Cat’s Life “Warning, He Bites”
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Think Positive “When Health Fails Paint Nails”


  • Simple Pleasures from the Kitchen “Summer Salad”

Awards, Recognition and Contests


Designated a James E. West Fellow by the The Boy Scouts of America for my work with the PA Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts through my website


Honorable Mention in the Binnacle Ultra Short Story Competition


Mary Englebreit Mother Goose Baby Shower Contest finalist – runner up


Places where I’m quoted:


TheBurg July 2012 page 28