Although Shawnee grew up in the Pacific Northwest, she has spent as many years in California, Hawaii, and now Wisconsin. Shawnee and her husband have two kids who are mostly adults now. She loves a good book, creating a budget, and traveling. She also spends a lot of time in the kitchen and watching cooking shows. After returning to college in her forties to take accounting, Shawnee has worked as an office manager, bookkeeper, and grammar-checker for various businesses.