Chana Shinegba

Chana Shinegba has been passionate about writing from a young age. She discovered her love for literary arts when writing her first haiku at age five. Since then, she has filled the pages of many journals with poetic tales depicting life’s triumphs and challenges with a dance of fantasy and vibrant imagination. Dancer in the Bullpen is her first novel. 


Young, beautiful, and timid: Nina Abadie comes from an elite family of intellectual over-achievers. Still, all Nina wants when she grows up is to be loved by the perfect man, like in the fairytales she reads—or so she thinks. Hiding in her fantasy world calms the chaos that often charges through Nina’s suburban home and city life, yet when threatened or afraid, fantasy becomes reality, punishing those who dare to be the source of her torment.

A captivating blend of autobiographical fiction and magical realism, Dancer in the Bullpen charts the life of a Black woman growing up in the D.C. suburbs, the expectations that bind her, and the love that will set her free.

Dancer in the Bullpen is available now on Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Thriftbooks or Amazon!