Shannon Cleary is a freelance writer based in Calgary, AB. Her stories cover topics in parenting, health, design and technology. Shannon is a contributing writer for several Alberta-based publications and has appeared on Global News Morning Calgary for Calgary's Child. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in journalism.

In 2016, Shannon was selected as one of Five New Alberta Voices through the Writers’ Guild of Alberta Mentorship Program for a project in fiction. She has studied creative writing through the University of Calgary Continuing Education program and the prestigious Humber School for Writers.

Shannon is originally from rural Nova Scotia. She now lives in Alberta with her husband and three daring, darling daughters.


  • Master’s of Arts in International Journalism, 
    Cardiff University (2007)
  • Bachelor of Journalism (Honours),
    University of King’s College (2005)


Writers’ Guild of Alberta

Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA)


You can reach Shannon by visiting the contact page.

Good times in Calgary by Lucas Aykroyd

While the World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend is a global event, it’s the hard work and commitment of families supporting minor hockey associations that make it succeed locally. Shannon Cleary is a writer who lives in Calgary with her husband and three daughters. For the Calgary Hockey Magazine, she’s covered everything from the legendary Hayley Wickenheiser’s journey to India to promote women’s hockey to the demand for more female goalies in Alberta’s largest city.
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