George Shannon is an American author. He was born on February 14, 1952 in Caldwell, Kansas. A former children's librarian and professional storyteller, he has worked as a freelance writer and lecturer for over 25 years. Though primarily a children's author, his YA title Unlived Affections was nominated for a Lambda Literary award in 1990. Lizard's Song was his first children's book to be accepted. His other titles include: Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar, A Very Witchy Spelling Bee, Turkey Tot, Rabbit's Gift and Chicken Scratches.