Shannon McGarvey is a writer, producer, content strategist, and ex-New Yorker with over ten years experience in non-fiction series television, advertising, print + digital journalism, and content strategy for major networks, publications, websites, and agencies.
She has worked with award-winning producers, editors, and writers on content for the Biography Channel, Western Union, CLR, Poptent, A&E, Food Network, National Geographic, Lowe’s, Austin American-Statesman, and CultureMap.
Shannon is also a published poet, fictionist, and non-fictionist who holds an MLitt in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Individual poems and short stories have appeared in The Furnace Review, Temenos Journal, Merge Poetry, Haggard and Halloo, and Persona.
“Work comes from work,” Bruce Nauman said. “Always work in times of doubt, in good times, bad times – work.”
Real accurate history…dummies!
This year will be a year of firsts for me and the NYC Half-Marathon will lead the list.
I’ve decided to read up on various training schemes instead of forking over $400+ for a 10-week class. Am I crazy? Probably. But, then again, I think it takes a bit of insanity to want to tackle 13.1 miles FOR NO REASON AT ALL. That is, aside from testing my mortal limits.
Oy vey, I’m in for a world of pain.
Ever since I took on a full-time job, I’ve had less time to do the things that I love, such as write… anything. That’s why I was totally stoked when CultureMap Austin’s newest managing editor reached out and asked me to pen a quick listicle for the first autumn article of the season. It had been about three months since my unofficial hiatus from the online publication.
So, without further ado, I give you the “Top 7 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Central Texas!”
Enjoy. Or Something.
Austin Sailboat Rentals
In early March of this year, Carter and I co-wrote, produced, directed and, subsequently, sold a 30-second commercial to the household cleaning brand CLR (Calcium Lime Rust). When our spot eventually went live on the internet earlier this month, we put a bunch of PR muscle behind it.
Today, some of that (wo)man power paid off when Adweek, otherwise known as the mother of all news sources for marketing, gave our wee spot a sparkling review.