Shannon Valenzuela, B.A. English & Classics, 2000
Shannon (S.K.) Valenzuela graduated in 2000 with a B.A. in English and Classics. She
married Frank Valenzuela (‘00, Politics) and then went on to study medieval literature
at the University of Notre Dame. She received her PhD in 2007 and has recently returned
to UD as an Adjunct Professor of English.
In 2011, she and her sister Jennifer Bralick (‘03, History) co-founded SisterMuses,
an independent micropress and boutique author services firm. She has published a trilogy
of science fiction novels under the SisterMuses imprint, and her newest novel, a dystopian
thriller called Final Origin, will be released in May 2016.
Most recently, her science fiction screenplay Render was a winner in the Industry Insider Screenwriting Competition. She will travel to
Hollywood in May 2016 to meet with producers, agents, and industry executives about
Her passion for the power of story to illuminate what it means to be human by entertaining,
not just teaching, the soul is grounded in her studies at UD, and she brings this
passion both to the classroom and to her creative work.
Alongside her writing and teaching, she is a busy football/soccer/baseball/dance mom
to her six children, ages 3-15.