Shanalee Sharboneau

Shanalee Sharboneau
Bio

Children's Author Shanalee Sharboneau spent most of her life in Texas. With immigrant Irish Grandparents, growing up she heard tales of Vikings, castles, leprechauns and banshees. When Shanalee's son Braydon was born in 2010, he had severe reflux. She and her husband, Perry, spent the first 6 months with their son on a 24/7 vigilant watch to make sure his condition did not bring him back to Heaven. Shanalee spent countless hours rocking her son all hours of the day and night humming nursery tunes to calm him.

None of them worked, until she began to hum a melody which later formed words. These words turned into lyrics, lyrics turned into verses, and the verses became the beautiful lullaby she sang to her newborn son entitled "My Mama Loves Me". After Braydon's reflux went away, Shanalee wrote down all the melodies to the lullaby so she would not forget the loving song she once sang to her infant son over and over again to calm him in his time of need.  This became the book "My Mama Loves Me: I'm Her Little Boy" in her upcoming children's series "My Family Loves Me". Shanalee’s books are sold online all over the world, including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Africa, Russia, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France. 

Her books have been recognized by The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, Financial Guru, Dave Ramsey and Former First Lady, Laura Bush. 

In honor of National Reading Awareness Month, Shanalee has received the prestigious "Moving America Forward" Award.  She was also featured on "Moving America Forward" hosted by William Shatner on Sunday, May 10, 2015.  Her book along with the beautiful artistry of illustrator Israel Dilean, “My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Boy” was awarded finalist by the 2016 International Book Awards in the division Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction.  She has also won the award "Reader's Choice - 5 stars".  Her interview on "The Author Show" went global on October 2016. 

The gorgeous illustrations by Israel Dilean make the love between parent and child come alive with intensity. Now available in the “My Family Loves Me” series, is "My Mama Loves Me: I'm Her Little Boy", “My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Girl”, and “My Daddy Loves Me: I’m His Little Girl”.  My Daddy Loves Me: I’m His Little Boy” available in 2017. Awarded Medal Finalist in the 2016 International Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction Featured and awarded on "Moving America Forward" show hosted by William Shatner Awarded Medal Reader’s Favorite Five Stars Interviewed on "The Author Show" in October 2016 and broadcast to her fans globally.

Shanalee’s books are sold online all over the world, including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Africa, Russia, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France.

Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: June 14th, 2017
When I had my son in 2010, he had severe reflux. For those parents with reflux babies, they know it is a very traumatic and worrisome time. My son's reflux was so severe, we could not place him on his back or set him down or we could have lost him. So, we held him 24 hours a day for 6 months, only putting him down to change his diapers . . . quickly.
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