Shaun Carney

I work with The Shannon Company because …
‘I’ve enjoyed a long career in journalism trying to decipher and convey what people – especially those in power – do what they do and why. The work has often been high volume and with a quick turnover, a bit like the fast-food business model where you get ‘em in and get ‘em out. My work with The Shannon Company penning narratives aimed at inspiring positive changes in behaviour is more focused and precise – a word here and a word there can make a big difference. And the effect can be as powerful as the best journalism.’

Shaun on Shaun…
‘I’ve been blessed to have lived my adult life in households surrounded by amazing females of all ages. Their overwhelming message to me has been that no matter how much I think I know, it’ll never be enough. I’m a nut for reading fiction, non-fiction, journalism and revisiting the old Marvel comics of my childhood (Stan Lee was an early literary hero; in later years, Saul Bellow). And I love popular music, having spent many years writing about it for The Age and Rolling Stone. The Beatles, Bacharach and Beck are areas of special interest. I play guitar but have never really got past my garage band Smoke on the Water beginnings.’