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“Shawnessy” by Michelle Kim Hall Captivates Readers at the 2023 San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books

Michelle Kim Hall, a masterful storyteller and illustrator, invites readers to an underwater adventure that blends the magic of exploration, the allure of selfies, and the profound wisdom of living in the present moment.

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Dive into a whimsical underwater adventure with Shawnessy, the selfie-loving sea lion in Michelle Kim Hall’s charming book.

Self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet displayed the captivating drawing and coloring book “Shawnessy” by Michelle Kim Hall at the San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books 2023. The book festival occurred on August 19, 2023, at the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

In “Shawnessy,” the world revolves around the lens of sea lion Shawnessy’s beloved phone, capturing every moment of her life with the click of a button. However, her obsession takes on an unexpected twist when a mischievous hermit crab snatches her prized possession. What initially seems like a frustrating setback catalyzes an extraordinary adventure as Shawnessy follows the audacious crustacean into uncharted depths.

As Shawnessy ventures deeper into the ocean, she soon discovers that the most extraordinary moments in life are not always meant to be viewed through a camera lens. Guided by the whimsical hermit crab, she learns to let go of her self-absorption and embrace the wonders of the present moment.

Readers will be touched by the transformation of this charming sea lion as she learns that sometimes the most cherished memories are the ones that effortlessly capture people’s hearts. As readers delve into the book’s vivid underwater illustrations, they will have the unique opportunity to breathe life into Shawnessy’s world, adding their touch to every page.

Michelle Kim Hall’s storytelling prowess and expressive illustrations combine seamlessly to create an unforgettable reading experience. With her charming characters and boundless imagination, Hall transports readers to a world teeming with marine wonders.

Get a copy of “Shawnessy” by Michelle Kim Hall on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information, check out the author’s website at

Author | Michelle Kim Hall
Genre | Drawing Book, Coloring Book
Publisher | IngramSpark
Published date | March 21, 2023

Michelle Kim Hall believes in the power of storytelling. She studied creative writing at UCLA, where she graduated with a BA in English. She went on to earn a JD from Harvard Law School and an MFA from NYU, where she taught creative and expository writing. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Asian American Writer’s Workshop, and elsewhere. As the founder of Proud Earthlings, Michelle offers wellness workshops for creative spirits. Everyone has a story worth sharing.

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