Shannon Molloy is an award-winning journalist and author with more than fifteen years of experience working for major media outlets spanning print, digital and publishing. He began his career at Fairfax in Brisbane as an award-winning news reporter and has since covered property, business, entertainment, and human interest. He spent seven years working for News Corp as an entertainment reporter and feature writer, then as News Editor of news.com.au. He is currently the News Editor at realestate.com.au. Shannon was the 2020 recipient of Journalist of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards. His debut book, FOURTEEN, a memoir about growing up gay in regional Queensland, is a critically acclaimed bestseller that was turned into a sell-out hit stage production and is now being adapted for the screen. His latest book is YOU MADE ME THIS WAY. Shannon also contributes to various charity organisations and founded the annual Clare Atkinson Memorial Scholarship for journalism at The University of Queensland. Shannon lives in Sydney.