Who I am

H.M. Shander was born and raised in Edmonton, AB. 

Married to an amazing man, and the proud mother of two boys, her life is blessed beyond words. With all her family (from grandparents to nieces/nephews) there's never a shortage of people to call on, depend on or share a laugh with. 


Having enjoyed creative writing ever since she drafted her first novel at 14 on many sheets of looseleaf paper, tied together with ribbon - (no, it will never be published), she has enjoyed the way writing allows her to unwind, and create memorable characters. 

Following a goal from participating in NaNoWriMo in November 2012, she took the first journey towards a new career. Following up with another NaNoWriMo "win" in 2013, she pursued that story to the end, and sought out beta readers, critiquers and eventually an editor, who fell in love with Andrew & Charlotte in RUN AWAY CHARLOTTE. Another tight "win" in NaNoWriMo in 2014, created ASK ME AGAIN, a follow-up on Andrew & Charlotte's story. 


With the Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy complete, she is hard at work on Stories from Westside, a series of short novels coming out 2018.
The first is tentatively titled Jasper's Jade, and the second is tentatively titled Evanora's Captain.  Follow the blog for the latest information, teasers and sneak peeks. 

Completely Random Facts 

  1. I am a Libra. 
  2. I am also a librarian. 
  3. I once attended Space Camp. 
  4. My favourite color is Royal Blue.
  5. Run Away Charlotte is based off a dream. As is Claire & James' story. 
  6. Loves "Once Upon a Time"
  7. Lives within a 20 minute drive from her parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles.