Shannon Gilligan is an author of interactive fiction and computer games. She has been extensively involved in the Choose Your Own Adventure series, having written five books in the main series and six others in the "Younger Readers" series. Her stepsons, Ramsey Montgomery (deceased) and Anson Montgomery, wrote several books in the series as well and Shannon is married to the series co-founder, R. A. Montgomery. She also writes the History Mystery Series and Our Secret Gang series for children. Over 2 million copies of her books are in print in several languages including English, Italian, Spanish and Turkish. She also worked in mystery computer games for Activision such as The Elk Moon Murder and the Murder Mystery series for Creative Multimedia. She was the first person to be inducted into the Mystery Writers of America based on interactive works.
Shannon Gilligan graduated from Williams College in 1981. While a student, she spent a year studying at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. Ms. Gilligan is also the author of The Search for Champ, The Three Wishes, Mona is Missing, and The Fairy Kidnap in the BantamSkylarkChoose Your Own Adventure series. When she's not traveling to research her books, she lives in Warren, Vermont.