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Publishing News: One Week To Go: First Chapter & Extra

24 Apr

One week before the Minutes Before Sunset release! That means there’s only seven days left! And I have exciting free things to share. But there is one change: you’ll be able to buy Minutes Before Sunset online as e-book through Amazon and Barnes & Noble May 1, 2013, but paperback won’t be available for a few more weeks. I apologize for this inconvenience, but things happen in the printing world, and I’d rather be able to give you all a great product in a few weeks than rush something that isn’t perfect on May 1st :D. So I’ll announce when the print version is available (it won’t be too long! I promise!)

First and foremost: Here is the back cover (if you haven’t already read it) and the first chapter can be found immediately below it:

She was undoubtedly a shade, but I didn’t know her.

Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.

He had gotten so close to me—and I couldn’t move—I couldn’t get away.

Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.

Read the first chapter of Minutes Before Sunset (AEC Stellar Publishing) by clicking the link provided (it will open a PDF file on another page): First Chapter Preview.

I’m excited to share the first chapter with you, and I cannot wait for the novel’s release next week! One moment comes down to a lot of time, dedication, and handwork (But I know many of you already know this) so I’d really appreciate it if you helped spread the word! Don’t forget I have a Facebook Page for both Minutes Before Sunset and myself (which just went over 200 followers!)

I also wanted to share a very dear to picture to me. As many of you know, I’ve been wanting to dedicate Minutes Before Sunset to my late roommate Kristine Andersen, but I also wanted to dedicate it to our other roommate, Megan Paustian, because the time we lived together lives forever, and those memories live within my passion. The picture below shows, from left to right, Megan Paustian, me, and Kristine Andersen during August, 2012. I simply wanted to share the two important people I’ve dedicated my novel to.

Megan Paustian and Kristine Andersen--the two lovely ladies I've dedicated "Minutes Before Sunset" to.

Megan Paustian and Kristine Andersen–the two lovely ladies I’ve dedicated “Minutes Before Sunset” to.

 If you’re interested in other extras, I have one more to share today! It’s rather childish, but when I was younger I spent a lot of my free time on eLouai’s Candybar Doll Maker 3. The reason is pretty simple: I wanted a break from writing, but I’m not very good at it, so I’d log on and create my characters (as best as I could within the limits of clothing, hair, etc.) and just have fun with it. So I returned to the website to create the cast of Minutes Before Sunset. I’ll be adding them as the novel is released, but I’m adding the protagonists below (and if you’re looking for something fun to do, I actually would encourage this website. I’m almost 22, and I still had fun. Then again, my childhood imagination has never faltered. BUT–they do have room makers, and you could theoretically create maps for scenes, or figure out what your character might wear or not wear. So it is a nice exercise.)

Protagonists from left to right: Jessica Taylor, Eric Welborn, Shoman, and the nameless shade.

Protagonists from left to right: Jessica Taylor, Eric Welborn, Shoman, and the nameless shade. There are differences. I, of course, couldn’t add supernatural things, including purple eyes on the last character. Clothes aren’t accurate, but it’s still fun to create!

Have a great day! And thank you for helping spread the word about my upcoming novel! 

~SAT

Happy New Year: New Poetry Page!

1 Jan

Happy New Year!

I hope 2013 is starting off right for everyone, but I thought I’d add a new page to start off mine!

If you click my “Poetry Collection” tab, you can read all of my poems that were featured in “Poems: a collection of works by twelve young Kansas poets.” Previously, I posted about this accomplishment, and you can read about it here, if you haven’t already. As always, if you’re a family member and/or a friend of Kristine Andersen, you can send me an email via my Contact Page, and I’ll distribute the link for sale since the collection was published in her memory. product_thumbnail.php

I’m really excited to be able to share this with you guys, because I can’t sell it, since  it was a private publication. However, I’ve always wanted to show another piece of myself, and this is my solution.

So enjoy the poems, and I can always post others (as I have a full portfolio.)

I’d love to hear about your poems & writings too.

Begin your New Year off right, and keep writing!

~SAT

Shannon Summary: Publishing

6 Dec

I have exciting news!

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.

This was not only a touching moment but one I will not forget.

I, unfortunately, cannot offer to sell it, because it was privately published. If you are, however, a friend or family member of Kristine, send me a private email via my contact page, and I can send you the link for purchasing.

Thank you for following me, reading my reviews, and supporting me as I continue to dive into the publishing world.

And, of course, follow your dreams, because they are always, and will forever be, possible.

Here’s a picture of me with collection!

~SAT

Photo on 2012-12-05 at 23.16 #3

Inspirational Meet: Kristine Andersen

10 Oct

I know I haven’t posted the past few days even though I’ve promised to post every day, but I’m grieving at the moment. Unfortunately, this week, I lost a very dear loved one. My roommate since 2009, Kristine Andersen, passed away Sunday, and I thought I could dedicate this post to her wonderful life and her lovable memory.

Kristine loved rugby, her cat Iona, and, most of all, her friends and family. She touched everyone around her with her spunky attitude and endearing personality.

So I ask for you all to take a moment and remember the loved ones in your life. Tell them you love them—hug them—anything. In the memory of Kristine, love as much as you can, because those memories become treasures.

Rest in Peace, Kristiney.

August 13, 1991—October 7, 2012

Memorials are suggested to your local Veteran’s Service Organization.

~SAT

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