At the dawn of the new millennium I was a restless, cubicle-dwelling twenty-something.
Inspired by the sight of my granny pants billowing in the breeze on the clothesline, I decided to make some life changes. I wrote stories about my journey to keep myself honest.
At first it was my delicious, dorky secret.
No one was reading. But over the next half decade it grew, from awkward silence to thousands of daily readers and a book deal with Random House.
Since then me and my writing have been featured in places like ELLE, O The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, CBS The Early Show, Cosmopolitan, and The Sydney Morning Herald.
I also co-created Up & Running e-courses, building a kickass global community and another book.
My blog is still my favourite place to tell my stories. And through my writing business, I get to help my clients tell theirs!
I believe when you have something to share — whether it’s a business, an idea, or your craziest thoughts — stories are the best way to communicate it.
We’ve all got them inside of us, they’re woven into our DNA. It’s how we connect and make sense of the world.
If you want to share your life or work, I can help you spread the word. Here’s how we can work together.
Who’s that lady?
NAME: Shauna Reid
LOCATION: Bonny Scotland since 2003, with half my heart and accent still back in Australia
SIDEKICKS: Husband Gareth (a whisky distiller) and cat Ziggy (surly but sweet tabby)
SECRET WEAPONS: Flat whites. Fancy notebooks. Colour-coded to do lists
TEMPERAMENT: Detail-oriented and deeply enthusiastic. Swift to find the funny side
HAPPY PLACES: Foreign supermarkets. Real talk and good cake. Gloomy Scottish beaches (UV rays are overrated)
WHEN NOT WRITING: Exploring Scotland. Skulking in stationery shops. Lifting weights. Listening to Test Match Special. Watching romantic comedies (favourite: Roman Holiday).
FUN FACTS: I eloped in Las Vegas – twice in one day!
CURRENTLY: Learning to play the piano. You should hear my Jingle Bells! Well, maybe you don’t want to hear it just yet