I’ve been writing persuasively since I was a child. Here’s a letter I wrote to Santa Claus.A seven year old girl's letter to Santa

Some favorite lines: “Santa I have some cookies and some milk … find my stocking with the snowman and Shannan on it. Then you will know it is min (sic). I wish you could come and get a present.”

Then as now, I demonstrate empathy for the audience. Yes, I did receive a Baby Alive doll on Christmas Day, in addition to the stroller, high chair, feeding bottles and diapers. Oh, the accessories!

During my childhood, I wrote school plays, stories and letters. Articles were published in my town paper, The Tonganoxie Mirror. I have written in spiral bound notebooks and more notebooks, filling several plastic storage crates. The shorthand (stenography) class I excelled in high school is useful today for quick note-taking.

Clients describe me as one the most pleasant people to work with. It’s my Midwest roots. I grew up on a family farm in Kansas. We raised rabbits, sheep, goats, dogs and cats. It was a true test of creativity to give each animal a name. I did just that. Did I mention there were hundreds of animals?  Small town living equaled big time friendliness.

I attended Kansas State University, in Manhattan, a city known as The Little Apple. I edited the college newsletter, wrote for The K-State Collegian university newspaper, and created copy for many print publications, non-digital at the time, of course.

Shannan L SeelyAs an adult, I have lived in nine states. Writing for others is the one constant in my ever-changing home address. Wherever I’ve lived, people come to me when they need a writer to create refreshing content under a deadline.

I reside in Central New Jersey with a family, two cats and an inexhaustible number of electronic devices. It’s the chargers that are in short supply.

In my spare time, I love reading through my “stack” of ebooks, telling stories about growing up on the farm, and dreaming about my next adventure in exploring the Northeast.

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