R. D. Shanks is an author, book reviewer, and English teacher from Ayrshire, Scotland. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, with a 1st in Literature in 2013. She has an eclectic taste in fiction, and her favourite authors include Mervyn Peake, Dianne Wynne Jones, Mo Yan, and Sarah Waters.
Her debut novel, ‘A Reverie of Brothers’, was published in December 2014. Her first children’s book, ‘Merlin and Guinevere: A Happenstance Meeting’ was also published in 2015.