About the author

Pauline Shen is an emerging writer after having been a teacher, fitness instructor, and administrative assistant. Her work is published or forthcoming with Amethyst Review, Blank Spaces, CommuterLit, Dreamers Creative Writing, and Occasus Literary Journal.

In her writing, Pauline explores topics such as grief, trauma, and fragmented relationships. Pauline completed her B.A. in psychology and B.Ed. at The University of Western Ontario. She and her husband live in London, Ontario.

In order to write, I draw on my combined personal history and examples from a wide variety of classic and contemporary written works. With every piece I create, I am truly in love with all aspects of the story, its characters, and their heart’s journey. If it were otherwise, how could I expect my readers to feel anything in response to having read it? I am particularly interested in showcasing beauty and courage rooted in unexpected and challenging places.”

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