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Press Kit

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Shawna J. C. Tenney grew up in a world of fort building, hand-me-down dress ups, and fairy tales. Her love of creating her own imaginary worlds with the pencil grew over the years, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration from Brigham Young University. She loves telling stories through color, composition, and whimsical characters. Shawna is the author and illustrator of Brunhilda's Backwards Day, Pirates Don't Dance, and Anonymoose (2024).

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Book Synopses

Brunhilda's Backwards Day

Brunhilda the witch loves making trouble.


Each morning, she wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. As soon as she leaves the house, she begins to spread her mischief. No one is safe from her rainy-day spells, or her wart-growing charms! 


But then, one night, Brunhilda's cat makes trouble instead.


What will happen when Brunhilda wakes up on the right side of the bed? And why won't her spells spread mischief anymore?

A tale about doing nice things for others that goes down easily. -Kirkus



Pirates Don't Dance

Jack longs to be a pirate. He also loves to dance. In fact, Jack often dances as he does his chores. Unfortunately, Captain Squinty Eye's number one rule is PIRATES DON'T DANCE! 


Can Jack convince Captain Squinty Eye that dancing is not a bad thing, and may even help Jack be a better pirate? Or will Jack and his dreams get tossed overboard? An empowering and relatable story about staying true to yourself and following your dreams. 



Blood! Not Just a Vampire Drink

Written by Stacy McAnulty, Illustrated by Shawna J. C. Tenney

Welcome to I Don’t Vant to Suck Your Blood Smoothie Shop, where all products are 100% blood-free!


That’s good news for humans, but bad news for a thirsty vampire who just wants a pint of O-positive. With a little help from a friend, he’ll realize that blood isn’t a beverage. Humans need it! Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients, helps fight off infections, and so much more. So grab this book and a pineapple-spinach smoothie, and find out why blood is such a fabulous fluid.

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