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Storytelling for Mental Health

Featuring: Shawn Verdoni

In this podcast, we feature International Author, Shawn Verdoni. When her children went away to college she felt lost, alone, and forgot who she was before being a mom. As a suicide survivor, she knew that writing would be her saving grace, weaving personal experiences into an imaginary world where she could control the space where the experiences played out to her chosen conclusion.

Her books, Canoodling Up North-Book One and Canoodling Out West-Book Two, follow Cat Carneri and Damon MacGregor through rural Wisconsin. Readers will fall in love with and root for these characters as they face complex challenges of mental and physical illness while trying to find a way back to themselves and each other.

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    Storytelling for Mental Health
    Shawn Verdoni

Storytelling For Mental Health

  • Tell us about your mental health experiences and how your book came to life.
  • What did you learn about yourself during your writing/publishing journey?
  • What surprised you about writing and publishing your books?
  • Where can our listeners buy your books?
  • What new projects do you have coming up?

Connect with Shawn Verdoni and learn more about her books at

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Shawn Verdoni

Shawn M. Verdoni is the author of Canoodling Up North-Book One, Canoodling Out West-Book Two, and is working on her third book. She attended UW Whitewater for her degree in secondary education and MSOE to complete her Master’s in Business Administration. Her best days are spent with her husband, children and two dogs just hanging out. She loves living in Wisconsin, especially in fall when you can find her in a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard collecting tart baking apples for her famous crumble crust apple pie.

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