Nebraska Authors

Shannon Baker

Born Garden Grove, CA (USA)

Now a resident of Tucson, Shannon Baker spent 20 years in the Nebraska Sandhills. Though she always loved writing, Baker never considered it as a serious career until later in her life, getting her first work published with a small press in 2010. She is the author of the Nora Abbott mystery series, a fast-paced mix of Hopi Indian mysticism, environmental issues, and murder, from Midnight Ink. The first in the series, Tainted Mountain, is set in Flagstaff, AZ, where she lived for several years and worked for The Grand Canyon Trust. Baker returns to the Nebraska Sandhills in her Kate Fox Mystery series. The first book , Stripped Bare, was released in 2016.

Places Lived

McCook, NE
Boulder, CO
Flagstaff, AZ
Tucson, AZ

Author Of

  • Fiction


Fiction; Mystery



Places Worked

The Grand Canyon Trust


Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2014 Writer of the Year.
2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards finalist.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2017 Writer of the Year


Tainted Mountain. 2013. (Book 1: Nora Abbott mystery series)
Broken Trust. 2014. (Book 2: Nora Abbott mystery series)
Tattered Legacy. 2015. (Book 3: Nora Abbott mystery series)
Stripped Bare. 2016. (Book 1: Kate Fox mystery series)
Dark Signal. 2017. (Book 2: Kate Fox mystery series)
Bitter Rain. 2021. (Book 3: Kate Fox mystery series)

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