Shauna Sever–cookbook author, baking blogger, television host, and mom of two–is The Next Door Baker. With her easy, fun, and accessible approach to baking, Shauna gives you the know-how to pull together simple, crave-worthy recipes that are good for the soul and get people talking.
With two successful cookbooks in print (Marshmallow Madness! and Pure Vanilla) and a third to be published by HarperCollins in Spring 2015; Piece of Cake, an award-winning baking blog; numerous television and radio appearances; and recipes and expert baking tips featured in publications like O Magazine, USA Weekend, Woman’s World, Fine Cooking, and more, Shauna is matching her skills and her passion to make baking accessible to everyone.
As a home baking expert, she’s appeared on Food Network, Better TV, Good Day L.A., WGN Chicago, and many more. Her baking-related videos for outlets such as CHOW.com, eHowFood, and Kin Eats have attracted more than 1 million YouTube views. She currently pops into more than 20 million homes each week as the host of Cooking Light on Portico TV.
Before pursuing a career in food, Shauna graduated with a degree in Journalism from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. After working as a television host and entertainment correspondent for the likes of Extra, TV Guide Network, and Reelz Channel and interviewing countless celebrities on the red carpet and beyond, she followed her sweet tooth into the world of baking and desserts. Soon after, she launched her blog and became a recipe writer for a Michelin-starred chef, and continued on as a TV host for food-related segments.
When not writing, baking, or spending time with her husband and their little girl and baby boy, Shauna can be found hunting for great pastries and kitchen gadgetry, and running the hills of San Francisco. She covets 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.