Her upcoming book is on the murder of Travis Alexander and the high-profile Jodi Arias trial. “Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story” will be released on September 3, 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.
Her first book, “Dancing with Death: The True Story of a Glamorous Showgirl, Her Wealthy Husband and a Horrifying Murder,” was released in 2011.
Shanna is a regular contributor to HLN programs including: “Jane Velez-Mitchell,” and “Dr. Drew on Call.” She has also been featured on “Dateline,” and “20/20,” discussing the Jodi Arias case.
An Arizona State University journalism graduate, Shanna has written for several Arizona-based publications and has received numerous writing awards, including first place honors for crime reporting, feature writing and investigative journalism. Most recently she was named 2011 Arizona Newspaper Association’s “Journalist of the Year.” Shanna was also the 2009 Arizona Press Club’s “Journalist of the Year,” as well as first runner-up for the 2010 Arizona Press Club’s “Journalist of the Year.”
Shanna lives in Phoenix with her husband, Matt LaRussa, and their two dogs.