Shana Targosz
Shana Targosz
Designer of costumes. Writer of stories. Tea-a-holic. Crafter of beautiful things, scary things, magical things, fuzzy things. Book nerd, Zelda fan, board gamer, and lover of all things fantastical. Mom to a master Lego builder and future space explorer. Thank you for visiting!

Middle Grade Fiction


Seeker of the Lost Stars

Lost stars, devious creatures of ink and shadow, and a museum of magical artifacts hidden beneath the world.

Indiana Jones meets A Wrinkle in Time in this 74,000 word MG historical fantasy.

The House of Haunts

To save her home from the wrecking ball, eleven-year-old Zee and her friends follow a century-old treasure hunt, with help from a ghost.

Goonies meets City of Ghosts in this 73,000 word MG paranormal adventure.

I am an Author Mentor Match R6 mentee, and revisions for this manuscript were completed under the guidance of an industry professional.

The SpellWorker’s Apprentice

To keep a book of spells from falling into the wrong hands, a young apprentice must assume her Mistress’s identity, then fight to stay one step ahead of the magicians who murdered them.

(Work in progress)

Howl’s Moving Castle meets The Blackthorn Key.


Short Stories


Benjamin Barley and the Unbelievable Bicycle

A 4,000 word short story about the power of imagination, and where it can take you.