Shanna Silva is an author, freelance writer and Tony® and Drama Desk Award Winning Broadway Producer. After spending many years writing within the legal, real estate, finance and health care industries, she became a freelance writer, writing for herself as well as for hire. Shanna has written for Bella Magazine New York, Twins Magazine, Kveller.com, and her essays can be found in the anthologies Multiples Illuminated I and II and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her picture books, Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups and Passover Scavenger Hunt were published in 2018 and 2017, respectively. Shanna has also written over 30 hi/lo books for the educational market.
Shanna graduated from New York University (Phi Beta Kappa) with a BA in Psychology, and has taken Masters Level writing classes at Hofstra University. In addition to her writing career, Shanna is also a Tony and Drama Desk Award Winning Broadway Producer.
Shanna completed the Middle Grade Mastery course at Children's Book Academy, is a proud member of SCBWI, Long Island Author's Group, and is a founding member of The Book Meshuggenahs.