Shanna Silva is an author, freelance writer and Tony® 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 also writes books for struggling readers 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 Award Winning Broadway Producer. She has four Tony® nominations for Tootsie (2019), Once On This Island (2018), The Visit (2015) and Leap of Faith (2012). Her current productions are Tootsie, Little Shop of Horrors (Off-Broadway), The Inheritance and the National tour of Anastasia.
Shanna is a proud member of SCBWI, Long Island Author's Group, and The Book Meshuggenahs.