Novels

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Take Me Tomorrow

takemetomorrowTwo years after the massacre, the State enforces stricter rules and harsher punishments on anyone rumored to support tomo – the clairvoyant drug that caused a regional uprising.

But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems.

Between her father’s illegal forgery and her friend’s troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with a boy.

He’s wild, determined, and one step ahead of her. But when his involvement with tomo threatens her friends and family, Sophia has to make a decision: fight for a future she cannot see or sacrifice her loved ones to the world of tomorrow.

Available now on Amazon, Barnes & NobleSmashwords, and more.

Seconds Before Sunrise (Book 2)

Seconds Before Sunrise

Seconds Before Sunrise

Two nightmares. One memory.

“Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love.”

Eric has weeks before his final battle when he’s in an accident. Forced to face his human side, he knows he can’t survive if he fights alone. But he doesn’t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.

Jessica’s memory isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence. But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.

Available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and more. 

Minutes Before Sunset (Book 1)

Goodreads Book of the Month [ July, 2013 ] 

MBS CoverTwo destines. One death. 

“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates…”

Eric has less than a year left before his fated battle when he meets her. She’s a shade like him, but separated from the Dark – and with more power than she should have. And he can’t stay away.

Jessica is new to town and desperate to figure out who, or what, her birth parents were. But she can’t find them without overcoming Eric, and she won’t let him stop her.
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‘Minutes Before Sunset’ happens through the minds of two young adults as they struggle to survive their paranormal realities and find balance in their human lives.
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November Snow

Available at Amazon as a paperback only, but it can be personalized and signed.

November Snow (By Shannon A Thompson, Penname Ashlee IronwoodIn the city of Vendona, bad bloods aren’t considered human; they aren’t even considered animals. They are lower than that. The parents of these creatures abandon them. The cities shun them, and the government massacres them.

In 2089, an election threatens a revolt, and two bad bloods meet. Among the chaos, their accidental relationship reveals a twisted history, and citizens are forced to make a decision. Battles begin, love blossoms, and three brothers’ past repeats, while bad bloods focus on their only goal: to survive.

And very few of them will.

SHORT STORIES

The Pink Scarf (Ashtrays to Jawbreakers, V. 2)

ec4f93788fcacf99509538d4f2543fb597b16275A contempoary short story

Free on Smashwords

Although this story is among my shortest pieces, I am very grateful for the opportunity to share it with the world. Without giving too much away, I believe that mental health is a complicated world we must discuss, so I wrote this piece with a heavy heart and a stomach full of coffee.

2013: AEC Stellar Collection

Available now on AmazonSmashwordsGoodreads.

2013: A Stellar Collection

I am truly excited to be a part of this anthology, which includes short stories from so many talented authors. My short story, Sean’s Bullet, was originally written in my college writing class during my freshman year. Unlike my novels, it is military-fiction, and it was inspired by stories I’ve heard from soldiers. Sean’s Bullet is dedicated to every man and woman who has served.

 

 

POEMS

the poem, “Regretful Memories

lalunaPublished in LALUNA Magazine, “Regretful Memories” is a singular, standalone poem that I had kept in the depths of my desk drawer until one evening. A great photographer, Sofie Sund, called for submissions for her new magazine, and I did it immediately – without thinking too hard about it (or I probably wouldn’t have submitted it due to my perfectionist nature.) But – my surprise – I received an acceptance letter a few weeks later. My poem featured in the very first edition that you can buy here or even check out a preview here. LALUNA is an inspirational magazine for youth.

 

 

 Poems: a collection of works by twelve young Kansas poets

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I had the wonderful opportunity to share a great semester with talented poets, and our collection, “Poems: a collection of works by twelve young Kansas poets” was privately published at the end of our semester. It was also dedicated to my roommate, Kristine Andersen, who passed away October 7, 2012. If you’re a loved one of Kristine Andersen, email me via my Contact Page, and I will send you the link for distributing.

Unfortunately, I cannot offer to sell this collection, but I thought I would share the poems inside, so click the picture!

If you want to read more about this accomplishment, click here.

82 Responses to “Novels”

  1. Rochelle Soetan September 30, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Greetings Shannon!

  2. BABYBOOMER johanna van zanten October 19, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Hi Shannon,
    Thanks for following my blog. I take it you adopted a pen name, Ashlee Ironwood, for your first novel? What was your thinking around that if I may ask?
    I am not really a YA writer, but my next novel might be suitable for that audience. Would you be interested in getting a copy so you could give me some feedback?
    Johanna

    • Shannon Thompson October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      I had to use a pen name at the time, because I was a minor and the publishing house didn’t want to risk anything.
      Contact me via my contact page, and I’d love to chat with you or get a copy of your novel for feedback.
      ~SAT

    • savannahday January 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Johanna, I am a new blogger and have found it most addicting! I created a pen name, Savannah Day as a way to keep my “real” life private, like I am, but still work my magic through my writing. I find it easier to lose myself and completely allow “fantasy” life to take over without ever worrying about what someone else thinks. Its my self-preservation I guess. Everyone is different. I guess if I ever become an overnight HUGE success, I will need to reveal myself, but until then, I prefer to use this picture of my younger self overlooking a city full of promise. I do proofreading and editing as well, something has to pay the bills, right? :)

  3. Rain E. Jobson October 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog. Rain

  4. reviewingonline November 24, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Thank you soooo much fo following my blog! :P
    I hope you like it!
    Also – your book sounds very good!

  5. 321irony December 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    You have an awesome blog! I look forward to reading your posts in the future :) Also congratulations on getting published at 16! That is truly impressive. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

  6. libertyinthedesert December 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    I was scanning you blog and actually realised that you published a book at 16( congratulation a great achievement I must say). I am at that crossroad and thinking of publishing some of my work I have done several articles for newspapers as a 15 year old and a few when I turned 16 do you think it would be an easy task?
    thank you for also following me and best wishes on your blog :D

  7. Deborah Owen December 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Impressive. I like your preview and wish you the best of luck in your writing. Thanks for liking When God and Santa Became Friends at http://www.deborahowen.wordpress.com. Hope to hear more from you in the future. Merry Christmas! Deb

  8. The Tethered Worlds Author December 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    How long did it take you to write November Snow I wonder? You must have started it at 15. Amazing. My last book took quite a bit longer than one year if you include all the editing and other processes.

    • Shannon Thompson December 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      I began writing it at 13, but I finished it at 15 as it was my first novel. It was published by a sponsor from a smaller publisher based in Iowa, but I am working on a new novel with a bigger publisher. November Snow took me the longest. One I did for personal fun took me two months, but it was entertainment for me so I wasn’t worried about taking my time.
      ~SAT

  9. lindalochridge December 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Shannon, I found you when you began to follow my blog. Your life of writing fascinates me. I began to develop a passion for writing when my sixth grade teacher called me a “true writer” in front of the class. I got slammed in a creative writing class the following year and then didn’t pick it back up for quite awhile, but, like you, I breathe to write. Have a wonderful holiday!!

    • Shannon Thompson December 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      I’m sorry you got slammed so harshly at such a young age, but I’m glad that you picked up your passion again.
      Thank you for sharing your story.
      ~SAT

  10. bmackela December 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog, Bill’s Book Reviews. If you have a new novel out, you may see it reviewed.

  11. gonzojr December 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Picking up a copy of November Snow for sure. It reminds me a lot of my next novel! It’ll hopefully help fine tune some of the dinner details with what I want the story to be! Thanks for checking or my blog, by the way. Give me a follow!

    • Shannon Thompson December 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      I’m working on making it an E-Book as well, so check up on that, as it will save money.
      And I believe I am following you :D
      ~SAT

      • gonzojr December 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

        You are! Haha. I got the email saying so just as I posted the comment. As far as e-books go, I’d pay twice the price for a paper back. I hate off an electric device. Call me old fashion I guess!

      • Shannon Thompson December 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

        Ha! I’m the same way, so I understand.
        Feel free to order a copy; there’s a seller via Amazon that sells for 12.99 and under.
        If you can’t find one, email me via Contact, and I can find another one.
        ~SAT

  12. il coda December 28, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    thanks a lot for following my blog shannon, whish u all the best for ur writing career!

  13. Karen Crumley, author December 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Shannon,
    Thanks for the like and the follow! Your book sounds very interesting!

  14. lrtrovi December 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Shannon, First- Thanks for following my book blog “Frayed Dustjackets” – hope you enjoy the reviews. You have a very impressive profile already for a young writer. I’ve also scribbled out a YA novel and am moving towards self pub in order to break from the lit agent log jam and get out there. Best of luck! Lisa

  15. ltownsdin January 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Hi Shannon, your novel looks really interesting! Thanks so much for following my blog.

  16. writelindy January 11, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Hi Shannon Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading your work.

  17. floridaborne January 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    It’s good for the soul to know there are successful authors so willing to help out struggling writers. When I first started a blog, it was frightening. I couldn’t imagine anyone would want to read what I was writing. Now, I can’t imagine life without a blog nor could I have imagined the sage advice and virtual friendships just waiting to be found.

    Thanks for dropping by and, as you passed through, pushing the “like” button.

  18. b00kreader January 20, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Great teaser reading that on the back of a book would definitely make me open to page one. Congrats on so many accomplishments at such a young age. Best wishes in all your future endeavors.

  19. LFBR LLC January 22, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I’m excited to read November Snow! ahhhh

    • Shannon Thompson January 22, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      Glad to hear :D
      It’s available on Kindle and Paperback via Amazon, and you can get a signed (personalized) copy of “November Snow” as well.
      ~SAT

  20. Charron's Chatter January 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    great cover art, and intriguing intro!

  21. Daniel Angel from Cape Cornwall January 27, 2013 at 4:14 am #

    Shannon
    Thank-you for liking and following my Journey
    Love will blossom, And some will fall
    I will enjoy reading your novels
    And wish you the very best in life
    Have a Beautiful Sunday
    ╔╗
    ║║╔═╦╦╦═╗*. . *
    ║╚╣║║║║╩╣* Daniel angel from Cape Cornwall
    ╚═╩═╩═╩═╝.*.*

  22. William Wolfe February 1, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Hi Shannon, thanks for checking out my blog. I’ll definitely add November Snow to my to read list. Sounds great!

  23. firebrightyoga February 2, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Hey Shannon- thanks for following my blog and for liking my post on Svadyaya (self-study). Namaste!

  24. minda webber February 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    !6 is awesome. Getting published. Your books look great. I’m going to get one. Thanks for the comments on Pride and Prejudice and Daughters Grimm. This was my sixth novel in the paranormal romance genre. Minda Webber

  25. Hakuna Matata February 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Wow I do feel privileged to be followed by a real life author! I am trying to write a novel for the first time. It’s a romantic fiction with heavy doses of diaspora. I am just beginning the couple of chapters so it’s still a long way to go what with a 9 to 5 leaving me exhausted by the time I get home. But I feel it’s never too late and I’m taking this step or never – I say to myself. I would love to have your input on this maiden journey. I understand that a novel has to have at least 80,000 words – is that right?

    All the best for your endeavours. I will get someone to get me a copy as I live in Nepal.

    • Shannon Thompson February 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

      Actually, most publishers won’t publish a first time author if their novel is over 80,000 words, but there are exceptions. Mine was 123,000. Anywhere between 50,000 and 80,000 is the norm for debut novels (depending on genre and what kind of literary agent and/or publisher you are going for.) Also, I’m unsure what the standards are for Nepal, so that could be different.
      I hope that helps.
      ~SAT

      • Hakuna Matata February 9, 2013 at 5:25 am #

        Thanks for the helpful comments. I will target somewhere between 50 – 60K then. I haven’t thought about a publisher yet. English writing here is relatively new here. Guess I will keep in touch with you from time to time.

  26. A Girl Nicknamed Dee February 16, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    wow, This books sounds interesting. Definitely something I would read.

    And thank you for checking out my blog :)

  27. S.M. McEachern February 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Hi Shannon – thanks for following my blog! It’s always great to meet another author, especially one so accomplished. I’ll enjoy looking through your books.

  28. Linda Vernon February 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Congratulations on your success Shannon. You must be a very talented writer to get published so young! How wonderful! :D

  29. McGirl February 23, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    Thanks for stopping by projectworkingtitle.com. You have a great blog here, I look forward to following it.

  30. Shawn Bailey February 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Unless it’s just me, I think your Kindle link above is broke. I got a 404. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Shannon Thompson February 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      I’m sorry. November Snow is no longer available on Kindle, because it’s contract doesn’t allow for it to be on Nook and Kindle at the same time. However, I will soon be posting a poll on an e-book I’m publishing. My readers get to decide whether it will be on Kindle or Nook. Be sure to check it out!
      ~SAT

      • Shawn Bailey February 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

        Thanks. And will do.

  31. Janice Spina February 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi Shannon,
    Thanks for reading my blog. I wish you luck with your book. It sounds very different and intriguing. You are clever to put your book on e-reader version. That is becoming the way to go. Best of luck!

  32. mikerana March 3, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    I am glad that u follow me. My books A Citizen’s Manifesto 640 pages and 5th generation 500 pages deal with society and politics. My blog contains articles written with the purpose of obtaining international opinion on my thinking. Please do circulate / share my blog to others

  33. Sootopolis March 3, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Hi Shannon, thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Your novel looks interesting and definitely the kind of thing that appeals to me (I’m a big fan of science fiction, even more so if the setting is dystopian). I’d like to get the ebook and have devices enabling me to read in mobi and epub format. Since your novel isn’t on Kindle anymore, I’ll check out nook but I don’t know anything about it I’m afraid; will it let me read epub?
    Congratulations on getting published, btw, I hope you continue to have success with your writing :)

    • Shannon Thompson March 3, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      I’m afraid I don’t know how to work ePub, but if you find out, please let me know.
      Soon, I’ll be releasing an e-book, and it’s up to the readers to decide whether it’s on Kindle or NOOK, so look out for that :D Maybe your vote will bring it to Kindle.
      ~SAT

      • Sootopolis March 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

        I have a program called Aldiko, which reads ePub, PDF and other formats, and I prefer it to Kindle because I find it’s a lot faster and has more customisable options. In the meantime I’ll go over and request a Kindle version at Amazon.

      • Shannon Thompson March 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

        Good information to know :] Thank you.
        ~SAT

  34. Mary Mageau March 8, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    Thank you for following my blog, Shannon. I’ll visit yours too.

  35. Scott Johnson March 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Shannon … thanks for reading my blog. Good luck with your book! Blessings!

  36. cariwiese March 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Is there a Kindle form of November Snow? Thank you for following my blog!

    • Shannon Thompson March 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

      Unfortunately, no. Amazon won’t allow NOOK and Kindle at the same time, but I’m about to let you all vote which one my new novel (coming out in May) will be on. And if it’s Kindle, I might switch November Snow over once B&N has it available as paperback.
      I’ll keep you posted.
      ~SAT

      • cariwiese March 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

        If you don’t mind my asking, why did you choose Nook over Kindle? I don’t have much experience with Nook, since I started with Kindle forever ago and didn’t want to lose all my stuff when Nook came out. I’m just curious, though I may one day have to make the choice myself.

        I’d love to read it. Maybe I’ll just purchase it from the Nook app on one of my devices to read in the meantime! Thanks!

      • Shannon Thompson March 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

        I did NOOK because Barnes & Noble sent me a contract to sell my paperback, and I wanted to thank them by being on their site. However, I may switch it back over when I release MBS if it’s voted into Kindle, because I wouldn’t want readers to be torn between two different types.
        ~SAT

      • cariwiese March 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

        That makes sense. Honestly, it probably doesn’t really matter that much, except to almost-OCD people like me, who like to have all their books in one spot. I have a Nook app on my phone, my iPad, my computer, etc. The only device I can’t have a Nook app on is my Kindle Fire (which makes sense lol). Really, these days the choice isn’t that big of a deal, unless it drives you mad to have books scattered all over different apps (me), and those people are just crazy…

  37. jaggh53163 March 31, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Shannon, Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. With a major goal of bridging generations, I’m thrilled that you liked my most recent post. I would appreciate it if you could leave comments or email me at JudyGuion@att.net and let me know what you think about the content, the layout, pictures etc. It would be fantastic if you could get some other young people looking at it also, because I really want feedback from a generation much younger than mine.
    Thanking you in advance.

    • Shannon Thompson March 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      I don’t find your novel difficult for younger generations (Meaning, mine–twenties) because that seems, at least to me, what it’s about: generations through history and how they are similar to today while also differing over time. I study a lot of things like that in college, so it seems natural to read novels about it too. For instance, I just finished “The Unmemntioable” by Erin Moure which is a poetry collection about the Polish-Ukraine conflict during WWII and how immigrants fled to Alberta, Canada to start again, but it told from the daughter after the family fled and how she’s returning to the Ukraine to spread her mother’s ashes, wondering if she ever really knew her mother at all. (Since they never spoke about the horrible history.)
      I hope that answers your question.
      ~SAT

  38. amberskyef April 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Thank you for the follow! It’s awesome you started your career so young.

  39. Puspanjalee Das Dutta April 28, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Wow..it’s great to know you through your blog. Thanks for the follow and all the best for your new book.

  40. Anna Hub - Writer May 22, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Your books sound great, I’m going to add them to my reading list :)

    • Shannon Thompson May 22, 2013 at 4:51 am #

      Thank you! If you read it and/or do a review. Let me know! I will post a link of your blog onto my website, so my 7,000 followers can be shared across cyberspace as a big thank you :]
      ~SAT

  41. orionwriter October 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m really interested in checking out some of your books. I really like dystopian settings…

  42. jwrodriguez November 3, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    How did you get published, if I might ask.

    • Shannon Thompson November 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      My first novel was sponsored self-published. My poetry collection was published with fellow poets by the University of Kansas. My other publications are small-press published. I applied to all of the publishing opportunities.
      ~SAT

      • jwrodriguez November 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

        Wish I could say that I have anything as impressive as that. But the only thing I have to show for it is a stack of rejection letters.

      • Shannon Thompson November 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

        That’s okay. I have rejection letters, too. :] Every writer gets them. Just keep trying. You’ll get there!
        ~SAT

  43. Meglena Ivanova November 5, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I have visited your website a few times & I am very impressed, not only with your creativity, but also all of your accomplishments! :)

    • Shannon Thompson November 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      Meggie,
      Thank you! You’re very kind. I am glad we’ve connected. I’ve sent you a response over email, too.
      ~SAT

  44. indaherwood7 April 19, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Thank you for following me Shannon ;) I look forward to reading your posts.

  45. Ramesh June 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    Hi Shannon: Great to have come across your blog. Loved it. Would be great if you take a few minutes to visit mine too. Thanks:)

    My blog is http://www.lifeislifeis.wordpress.com.

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