SHANNON MORONEY was a practicing teacher and counselor when violence tore her life apart. After personally discovering the lack of help available for families of criminals, she became a restorative justice advocate who speaks internationally on the ripple effects of crime. A volunteer with Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE), she is also a contributor to The Forgiveness Project

In 2011, Shannon's memoir Through the Glass was published by Doubleday Canada and became an instant national bestseller and was nominated for several awards. In October 2012, it was published in the USA, UK, Australia and throughout the Commonwealth by Simon & Schuster. It is currently on the Top 10 List at the international Empathy Library.

Shannon lives in Toronto where she is remarried and the mother of twins. 

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CANADA: Nicola Makoway, Random House of Canada: 

USA: Kristin Dwyer, Simon & Schuster:

UK: Emma Harrow, Simon & Schuster:

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portrait by Anka Czudec

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