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. 


After the success of Duly Noted she dove into a novella that explains what happened during the time shift in Duly Noted. It will hit the shelves in late February. The follow up, and possible completion of the Aurora MacIntyre series, will release in late 2017. 

Watch out for an upcoming contest - you could win a signed paperbacks and SWAG.  

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.