A longtime foodie who’s been obsessively perfecting her meal planning system since as far back as 2002, Dr. Shannan Palma rarely has only one project going and thrives on giving her curiosity free rein. She’s an award-winning PhD, as well as a film school drop out; a writer, public speaker, and communications professional, as well as a curmudgeonly introvert. She lives by a quote from Lois McMaster Bujold’s Miles Vorkosigan series: “I have a better idea. Wish to be yourself. To the hilt. Find out what you’re best at, and develop it. Hopscotch your weaknesses. There isn’t time for them.”

Press and speaking engagements

flier for Start Where You Are: A self discovery retreat

Palma is an experienced speaker and presenter at conferences and the Atlanta Film Festival. In 2012, she co-led Start Where You Are: A Self Discovery Retreat. She currently co-hosts the Whiskeyknitters podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher. For press enquiries regarding Savour: Live Fast, Cook Slow or to contact her regarding potential speaking engagements, please fill out the form below.

Editorial services

Freelance editorial services and dissertation formatting for ProQuest by an award-winning PhD and professional communications expert. Learn more >>

Sewing commissions

Palma is available for a limited number of sewing commissions throughout the year. Contact her via the form below with a detailed description of your project and timeline for current availability and an estimate.