Soon after devoting full-time attention to writing, Anna became a member of the Society Of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Her work has been nominated twice for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award.
She married musician Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park in 2003. She has led efforts with the band’s non-profit, Music For Relief, in the U.S. and abroad.
Anna writes to promote healing in young people, whether it is confronting the unknown or facing a difficult truth. Drawing inspiration from her experiences as an adult with her memories of her own childhood, Anna Shinoda has many stories to tell.
Learning Not To Drown is her debut novel.