The story spread, and calls from parents of frightened children caused Shannon’s principal to be unimpressed with her gift for storytelling. But the other tree fort members knew better!
Now that she’s grown up, Shannon still loves telling stories just as much as she did in second grade, but her goal is no longer to ward off unwelcome guests. Now, Shannon aims to draw others closer with her stories—not to a tree fort or to herself, but to the Author of the One True Story: God.
As a writer and speaker, Shannon passionately equips and encourages women of all ages to put their hope in God. Shannon’s work has been published in a number of Christian and mainstream magazines, including Thriving Family and Family Fun. On her blog, Shannon shares Tiny Paragraphs, extracted from her life as a wife and mom, which gain significance as they are tucked back into the story of God.
Shannon and her husband, Ken, have been married for 17 years. The three Popkin kids, (ages 15, 13, and 10), have done their best to pluck their parents clean of pride. But they’ve also filled the Popkin nest with the deep joy and satisfaction of family.
Most recent project: Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible (Kregel, 2017)