privacy notice & terms of use

Thanks for visiting My website and the way I collect data is GDPR-compliant. Please find my privacy statement and related information, below.

If you have questions, please contact me: shanna(at)



I send out an occasional email newsletter called the Ampersand. If you’ve signed up to sign up to receive this newsletter, your name and email address are stored securely with MailChimp. I use clear consent to use personal data in the form of your email address—I don’t add anyone to my list without their explicit permission.

I keep no identifying information, and I never share, sell, trade or otherwise use your email address for anything other than the list to which you subscribed. In addition, I make it easy for you to unsubscribe from my list at any time via the link in each email I send.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to help me track where my web traffic comes from and which pages and posts are most popular. This information is monitored using a technology referred to as cookies.


I use various plug-ins and widgets on my website that help me avoid SPAM from bots and other nefarious ne’er-do-wells, and for other purposes like web traffic tracking, etc.


All the opinions on are mine, and as such, I am not responsible for anything you may do as the result of reading my work. All my content is for general information and does not constitute professional advice. I am not a professional anything other than a writer, so please, if you need a doctor, accountant, or therapist, find one and get the help you need or want. If you need or want a professional writer, let’s talk.


Comments submitted to this website are the responsibility of the commenter. I reserve the right to remove or edit comments at my discretion. E-mail addresses are required with the submission of comments but are not disclosed, unless the commenter enters the email address in the comment box in addition to the box clearly labeled for the email address.

Links to Other Websites

My website and newsletter contain links to other sites. Once you leave my site, you are own as to the particular site’s policies and your review of such.

Re-Use of Content

I don’t typically allow corporations, individuals, or other entities to use my content for private or commercial use. However, if you’d like to share my work (whether writing or photography), please contact me: shanna(at) to discuss your request.

Affiliate Links

I am/ is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to


In addition to affiliate links for Amazon, I have affiliate accounts for Dropbox and Siteground web hosting. When you buy a product from one of these companies through links on or through my newsletter, I make a small commission. While this commission is in no way able to support me, it does allow me to buy a cup of coffee or two.

My promise to you: I only recommend products that I personally use or have used.

At this time, I don’t accept sponsored posts, guest posts, or paid product reviews, but you can always inquire, and if the fit is right, I may consider it: shanna(at)

These policies are effective as of May 18, 2018 with updates made on June 11, 2019. Policies will be updated as needed.

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