Shannon Doleski is the author of Mary Underwater, which received a starred review from Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books, who called it " perfect for readers not quite ready for Laurie Halse Anderson." She born and raised in Cazenovia, New York. After graduating from Niagara University with an English Education degree, Shannon was an English teacher and swim coach in New York and Maryland. She lives with her family in West Texas. Visit her author website at shannondoleski.com.