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I get personal satisfaction from making people chuckle and enlightening readers about the traits and experiences people around the world have in common.

Background Information

I grew up in Bellevue, Washington, where I attended an all girls Catholic school. Given the choice to attend a public or private high school , I chose public school, whereupon her parents replied “wrong choice.” It was the smartest decision I never made since at the time, my fondest desire was to live in a commune. After graduating, I attended Washington State University, earning a B.A. in Speech and a Graduate Degree in Audiology—fields that proved to be particularly useless in my future endeavors as a humor writer.


Over the years I held a wide variety of jobs, which provided excellent fodder for my writing, if not excellent wages. I failed to make my mark as a strawberry picker due to my languid picking style and flipping burgers left me feeling greasy. I also worked as an ‘under’ maid to the rich and famous in a resort town where I served appetizers at secret service-staffed cocktail parties and picke


I won ‘Honorary Mention’ for a story in the ‘Humor Press’ contest. The story was a thinly disguised portrayal of my mother in law and her ‘depression era’ saving habits.

Describe your second successful writing piece-I submitted a piece to an anthology that was eventually published as a book, it was a funny piece about my inept abilities with my computer.

Additional Information

I am the humor columnist for the, my bi-line is 'Underwood-Undercover

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Shawn Underwood
A compilation of humor stories about family, travels, and a "he said, she said" column with my husband as guest contributer.

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