Shannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and law professor. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan and St John's Universities, is a graduate of Suffolk Law School, and was a trial lawyer in Chicago prior to moving to Massachusetts. She has been honored three times by the Faulkner Society in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. The Method won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award for best suspense. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, a physicist, and their son.