Informed by over a decade of work providing individual therapy and facilitating forgiveness retreats and workshops across a wide spectrum of settings—from large city conferences to tiny fly-in Arctic communities—Heal For Real walks you through a proven curriculum that has helped thousands to make peace with the past, and achieve post-traumatic growth.


Through hands-on activities, reflections, and inspirational stories and quotes, Moroney takes you through the steps of defining what forgiveness means—and doesn’t mean—to you, and provides practical strategies that will help you offer and receive it. Along the way, you’ll also gain insight from the forgiveness journeys of incredible individuals—including Shannon’s own path toward forgiveness, following violent crimes committed by her first husband.


Above all, you’ll be supported in a highly personal, individualized journey of healing. Whether what happened was Big T trauma or little t trauma, whether you were hurt or did the hurting, Heal For Real will guide you to understand and bring forgiveness into your life—in a way that’s right for you.

January 4, 2022 from Page Two Publishing  ISBN 978-1-774-58-099-8

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Through the Glass by Shannon Moroney national bestseller cover

When Shannon Moroney married in October of 2005, she had no idea that her happy life as a newlywed was about to come crashing down around her. One month after her wedding, a police officer arrived at her door to tell her that her husband, Jason, had called 911 and confessed to having kidnapped and brutally assaulted two women. He was arrested, held in prison, and set to be tried as a Dangerous Offender-–Canada's highest sentence.

In the aftermath of these crimes, Shannon dealt with a heavy burden of grief, the stress and publicity of a major criminal investigation, and the painful stigma of guilt-by-association, all while attempting to understand what had made Jason turn to such violence.

THROUGH THE GLASS is an impassioned, harrowing and ultimately hopeful story of one woman's pursuit of justice, forgiveness and healing. In this intimate and gripping journey into prisons, courtrooms and the human heart, Shannon reveals the far-reaching impact of Jason's crimes, the agonizing choices faced by the loved ones of offenders and the implicit dangers of a correctional system and a society that prioritizes punishment over rehabilitation, and victimhood over recovery.



“A compelling documentation of a flawed penal system [and] a nuanced look at the humanity of a violent criminal. Most of all, it’s a meditation on forgiveness.”

— Maclean's

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Timea Nagy was twenty years old when she answered a newspaper ad in Budapest, Hungary, calling for young women to work as housekeepers and babysitters in Canada. Interviewed and hired by what seemed like a legitimate recruitment agency, Timea left her home on the promise she would earn good money to send home to her family. What she didn’t know was that she’d been lured by a ring of international human traffickers—and her life would never again be the same. 

Upon her arrival in Toronto, she was forced into sex labour in some of the city’s seediest nightclubs, starved and controlled by her agents, and brainwashed to believe she was to blame for her situation. The only way she’d be free was when her debt was paid—but, no matter how hard she worked, that debt seemed only to go up, not down.

Out of the Shadows is a gripping, heartbreaking and eye-opening journey deep into the underworld of human trafficking and the sex trade, told in riveting detail by one brave survivor. At once tragic and powerfully redemptive, Timea Nagy’s story is one that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last page.

National Bestseller

Praise for OUT of the SHADOWS

“Timea Nagy’s harrowing story deeply reports the ugliness of human trafficking. But it’s ultimately a remarkable tale of survival and resilience, with lessons for a country that considers itself to be a safe place for immigrants.”

— Pauline Dakin, author of Run, Hide, Repeat


Book Club Events

Oct 2019 • Toronto, ON • Junior League of Toronto Book Club • Featured author

Mar 2019 • Toronto, ON • Private book club • Featured author

Jun 2018 • Toronto, ON • Private book club • Featured author

May 2018 • Toronto, ON • Private book club • Featured author

Nov 2016 • Kitchener, ON • Turn the Page Book Club • Crime Prevention Council • Panelist

Shannon speaking at Coffin Ridge Winery, Oct. 2017

Coffin Ridge Winery, Oct. 2017

Author Events

Sep 2019 • Charlottetown, PE • Charlottetown Public Library • Featured author

Jun 2019 • Toronto, ON • Indigo, Sherway Gardens • Out of the Shadows signing

Jun 2019 • Ottawa, ON • Jamari Espresso House • Out of the Shadows signing

May 2019 • Toronto, ON • Out of the Shadows launch & signing

Oct 2017 • Meaford, ON • Speaker Series at Coffin Ridge Winery • Featured author

Apr 2016 • Toronto, ON • Harper Collins headquarters • Staff Lunch & Learn interviewer of Diane Schoemperlen

Jul 2014 • Buckhorn, ON • Turquoise Waters Writers Retreat • Featured author

Sep 2012 • Kingston, ON • Kingston WritersFest • Featured author

Jan 2012 • Sarnia, ON • Book Keeper Books & Cafe with Sarnia Public Library • Featured author

Nov 2011 • Toronto, ON • Ben McNally Books and Brunch • Featured author

Shannon’s book Through the Glass has been adopted as required reading at several high schools, colleges and universities in Canada and the USA, and is a favourite among students and teachers. Shannon is a popular guest lecturer and is known for engaging Q&A sessions that allow students to delve deeply into the issues her story brings forth, drawing links among various fields: criminology, psychology, victimology, social work and mental health. She is available to speak to classes/ student groups in person or via Skype    .

Shannon Moroney speaking at Ryerson University School of Criminology Lecture, March 2013

Ryerson University School of Criminology Lecture, Mattamy Athletic Centre (Maple Leaf Gardens), March 2013


“Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to learn more about you, Shannon. And for allowing us to realize the impact that we can and WILL have on others as we enter into this field. This was definitely an honour!”

— Nessa M., 4th Year Social Work Student


Shannon's work consistently inspires students to think more critically about their world, and to reflect more deeply about their own values. I have used Shannon's book as a text in a number of courses and would highly recommend it to others.

— Judah Oudshoorn, Professor, Bachelor of Community & Criminal Justice, Conestoga College