Shannon Stoker is a licensed attorney who works for Northern Illinois University, training more than 30,000 students and staff in the finer points of ethical research. As a volunteer for the award-winning Gail Borden Public Library, the third largest library in Illinois, Shannon works with readers of all ages and helps run the Kids Fun Fair. A happy newlywed, Shannon was a featured bride on the reality TV show Four Weddings. The Registry is her first novel. Shannon now lives in DeKalb, Illinois, with her husband and small dog.