Shawn McCann, author of The Long Gun is a lifetime resident of Yellowknife. She is married with two children that both have a lot of exciting stories to tell. The vast majority of Shawn’s writing experience is around writing speaking notes and government plans, but she annually engages in writing for fun during the Northwords Festival, and she does try to write at least one short story each year, and hopes to have a novel drafted by 2035. It is always very exciting for Shawn to write without using acronyms. The Long Gun will be Shawn’s first published fiction.