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Shauna Sever is a cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and a daughter of the great Midwest.

As a writer, Shauna’s work is best defined by several baking-centric cookbooks. Her fourth book, Midwest Made, will be published in October 2019. She has also contributed food stories, recipes, and expert tips for numerous outlets including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Food52, Bon Appetit, The Kitchn, Family Circle, Real Simple, Midwest Living, Fine Cooking, Food and Wine, Bake from Scratch, O Magazine, and many more. She began developing and writing recipes when she launched her award-winning baking blog Piece of Cake in 2007.

Shauna’s career began in broadcast journalism, and branched out into a former life as an entertainment news host and reporter. Though she now talks about pie instead of Hollywood, she uses the same skill set for her regular television appearances, which include the TODAY Show and Food Network, and on-camera branded content. She also sits behind the microphone as a contributor for the beloved and long-running public radio show The Splendid Table, for which she was nominated for an IACP award in 2017.

After more than 12 years of California living, Shauna, her husband, and their two sweet-toothed kids returned to her hometown of Chicago, where she now bakes, writes, and is always on the hunt for great old-school Midwestern bakeries. She covets vintage bakeware, bowls that nest, cookbooks old and new, hot coffee and cold cocktails, laughing so hard that no sound comes out, and singing loudly to classic rock.