meet the instructor


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Shaun owns Saltshaker Marketing & Media, a boutique content marketing agency in Atlanta that creates brand cookbooks for food, wellness, and tourism businesses. 

Shaun Chavis spent four years as a development editor for Time Inc. Books, where she specialized in finding and working with new talent, and managing book concepts from start to finish. Three of her books were Cooking Light list bestsellers. Cooking Light Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Good-for-You Food Taste Amazing! won Time Inc.'s Luce Award for Best Book of the Year and the James Beard Award for Focus on Health in 2015. Shaun worked on The CarbLovers Diet, which spent 11 weeks on The New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers List. She also edited Southern Living's first book-to-iPad app, The Big Book of BBQ. As a journalist, Shaun's worked for ABC News and Health magazine. She has a culinary degree and a Masters in Gastronomy from Boston University.  

Food editor Shaun Chavis nurtured me right into the publishing arena... That she championed me, a rookie writer, in securing this incredible project, is something that I’ll be thankful for ‘til death.

—Keith Schroeder, Cooking Light Mad Delicious
2015 James Beard Award for Focus on Health