s.m. backus . author

The writings below include books that are works of fiction and . . . as well as articles based on areas in which she has expertise, namely yoga, massage and various aspects of psychotherapy such as trauma, anxiety and depression. If you’d like Shadow to speak at an event on any of these topics, please contact her using the contact information below.


Birth Rites

Chapter 1

In the Light

Coming Soon

At First Site

Coming Soon


About Shadow

Shadow Backus is a psychotherapist by day and writer by night. She is gifted to be a parent of three extraordinary young men. She enjoys exercising, reading, spiritual awakening, and oxford commas.

She and her novels are based in Madison, Wisconsin where it is cooler by the lake, passive-aggressive communication is an art, and yes, the cheese is pretty darn good–if you can get away with eating dairy.


Get in Touch

Send me a quick bit of info in the form at right and I will contact you as soon as possible. Be sure to include your phone number if you’d like me to call. You can also call me at 608.409.3400.

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