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This Is the Sneaky, Self-Discombobulating Trait I’m Giving Up in 2017

What follows are three instances where my sneaky trait got me in trouble. See if you can guess what it is? The Bra Incident My acquaintance had incredibly large breasts. No, I did not touch them! Although I was curious to

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I Thought I’d Fixed All of My Issues; Think Again

Excerpt: “This fear took over every aspect of my life. My ability to enjoy my family. My ability to live in the moment and be in my body. My ability to actually enjoy my life. I knew I had to take radical action and fast …”

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I’m Lucky to be Featured in SheSpark’s “Keeping It Hot” Edition

A starlet, a scholar and a stripper discuss sex in midlife and beyond. Fine, I’m one of them. I have the fortune to be featured in SheSparks’s #KeepingItHot August Edition. Read On …

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One Reader’s Comment Paralyzes Me & I’m in Love with Someone New!

It’s Monday. Hence I guess I should mention that I’m in love with someone. It is someone who is not my husband and also has a vagina. I love her, but don’t want to have sex with her. It’s a passionate love, nonetheless. Keep Reading!

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Device Addiction: Does the Quest to Constantly Quantify our Lives Diminish Them?

I’m six months shy of 50 and, like most people my age, can no longer eat mindlessly without packing on unwanted pounds. Now each bite does not touch my lips before it’s fingerprinted, patted-down and cavity-searched on that hellish Fitness Pal app.

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Monday Paralysis in Cougar Town

I woke up this morning utterly paralyzed by all of the things I need to do or think I need to do or can’t remember if I need to do or in what order I need to do. Wear my cougar costume.

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Not All Feminists Want to Wear Mens’ Penises on a Chain Around Their Neck

We women can tell stories all goddamn day long about how we’ve been mistreated. I could tell you one from today. But I don’t know how much telling those stories will mean until we can get a goddamn grip on the word feminist.

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Does My New ABOUT Page Work? I Need Your Input

Hello Readers, Friends, Family and Porn Spammers. It would mean so much to me if you could give me notes on my new About page.  I’ll send a copy of my new book, Smash, Crash and Burn: Tales From The Edge

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My Wittiest, Wisest, Most Inappropriate Commenters (Andy) This Week!

My favorite comments this week! I’m frequently thrilled by how funny, insightful and creative twfkab commenters are, and how much I can adore people I’ve never even met. The internet certainly can be used for evil, but the good that

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Today TWFKAB Turns 3!

I started this blog on October 18th, 2010. I began by publishing my first novel, Into The Child: 40 Weeks in the Gestational Wilderness, on the site which – if you haven’t read it you should in order to fill my

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Moms Speak Out at Expressing Motherhood Show

We just wrapped our first week of performing Expressing Motherhood to packed audiences. Thirteen moms address everything from adoption to nude photos, (who could that be?) to molestation, to husband’s who work too damn much, to discovering their teenage son

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TWFKAB Turns Two-Years Old: The First Post

On October 18th, 2010 I was disillusioned enough with screenwriting to start a blog.   I didn’t think I had anything to say, so I decided to publish a journal I kept while I was pregnant with my youngest, Bridget,

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How To Make Money With Your Blog

And NOT Lose Your F#*king Marbles 1. You need a Facebook Fan Page Then you need to post on your fan page. And if anyone responds, then you have to respond right back, preferably instantaneously. You have to ENGAGE your

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Sleeping With Women

Roomies, not Roofies Not since college have I slept four women in a room, two to a bed — and usually it was under the influence of Thunderbird and Night Train Express. So you can imagine my distress when —

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If You’re Not Happy, Enough You Suck!

Is it just me or do you ever feel like you’re losing in the happiness race? Like if somehow you’re not in a perpetual state of satisfaction and bliss you’re a loser? And is there anything worse than being a

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A Visit to Homeboy Industries With Jamie Lynne Grumet

My friend Jamie Lynne Grumet – recently on the cover of Time nursing her toddler Aram – is forcing me to step out of my comfort zone. At last tally she’s gotten me to join her at far-flung speakeasies for

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What Jealousy Drove Me To Do

Jealousy’s a bitch hound from hell. A bitter pill. An acrid taste in your mouth. And inescapable. Don’t even bother trying. She’ll track you to every safe house/witness protection program/Saddam spider hole and she’ll bite you in the ass again.

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Writing For Idiots!

There you are, you Empty Page. I face you now, typing fingers drawn, ready to scribble you into the oblivion from whence you came.   How you mock me with your smug, white face, your glowering screensaver, your dubious perspicacity.

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Welcome to the new TWFKAB website!

You’ve found my new home! I’m not sure how to live in it yet, but I hope you’ll snoop around. Look through all my cupboards, drawers, closets and under the top of the toilet bowl for a baggie of Bolivian

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The Day TWFKAB Blog Went Live

My “First” day as an AYSO ref — sexy! This is my first post in the present day. The official day that TWFKAB blog goes live! I feel like Cindy Brady staring into the studio-camera as a contestant on a

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