Currency is a speculative fiction novel that tackles the most controversial of issues and pushes even the most contentious of buttons. It’s a fast-paced expose of the value system that is driving our world.

Deidre Hanson loved her life. She loved being a single mom and she loved her small dress shop in their quaint little Ohio town.

But that was before The Book.

It was The Book that forced Deidre, and everyone she knew, to examine their values and be prepared to defend them because The Book offered a new plan; a bold, unapologetic plan called The Network. And The Network was about to change their lives.

While some people raced passionately toward the promise of a better future, others clung tenaciously to the present and the perceived stability it represented. It is within this dichotomy that Deidre finds herself in opposition to many of the people in her life, including her own twin brother, Danny, and her best friend, Kate. Deeply dedicated to the cause, Deidre is ultimately forced to evaluate the cost of that dedication. Will she decide the price she paid was too high, or will she risk everything all over again?

Currency is a powerful story whose characters demand the reader ask, “What if?”

What if The Network can put an end to poverty, overpopulation and hunger? What if all cultures could be celebrated equally? What if The Network does save our struggling planet? What if money and power are no longer the international currency of exchange?

Currency is a novel so germane to our times that it will leave you asking, “What would I be willing to exchange for all of that?”



Shanon Harwood is the author of the multimedia book, It Depends on Who’s Looking. Within a year of that writing, she created the online, self-help program of the same name. 


She was tutored for 15 years by Spiritual Elder Josephine Crowshoe of the Piikani Nation who named Shanon ‘Iniskimaaki - Buffalo Rock Woman’.  Shanon then graduated from Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s Four Winds Society Healing the Light Body School and specialized in Advanced Soul Retrieval as well as Working With the Sacred. 


Together with her partner, Marv Harwood, Shanon founded The Kimmapii School of Shamanism, where she has been a director and instructor for more than 30 years. (


Shanon has been invited to lecture on the works of Edgar Cayce and has instructed regularly on the subjects of tarot, astrology and Archetypes. In more recent years, she trained with Psychologist, Jungian Analyst, Dr. Carl Greer.



Shanon entered the world of shamanism as a teenager, intensely interested in tarot and astrology.  This interest deepened when, as a young woman, she moved to Dubai UAE - one of the worlds greatest religious melting pots.  Here she was able to study numerous different religions and soon concluded that although terminology and ceremony may differ somewhat, each faith was saying essentially the same thing. 


At university, Religious Studies drew yet another parallel - this time to the ancient gods and goddesses from around the world.  This (combined with her hands on experience with religions in Dubai and her now in depth knowledge of tarot and astrology), inspired her to devote eight years of her life to writing “It Depends on Who’s Looking - The Archetype Project”.  This project is a study of the universality of the Archetypal Energies referred to in religion, folklore and mythology.


Shanon is a shamanic practitioner, instructor and healer who has devoted the last 32 years of her life to shamanic teaching, writing and practice.