It’s a good feeling seeing those numbers rise–whether it be fellow authors I’ve connected with, sales, or blog comments that represent all the conversations I’ve had with passionate readers, writers, and dreamers. So I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who supports so many people on this journey of writing and publishing. I am very grateful to have every single one of you cheering me on! And I wanted to share a special moment with everyone:
The photo below was taken on July 31, 2007–the day I received the first copy of November Snow in the mail. I’d just turned 16, but I moved shortly afterward, and I lost the photo…or so I thought. A few days ago, I found it on an old computer’s files. It means a lot to me, because the moment was my first novel’s release, and I’m glad I have it again. I’m sharing it, because it’s another one of those instances where we, as writers, can find inspiration from our pasts.
But I also have three other wonderful things to share today:
The Examiner reviewed Minutes Before Sunset: 5 STARS!
“Benevolent magical creatures of the Dark called shades live clandestinely among humans as nimble shape-shifters while readying for a pivotal battle against the evil beings of Light.”
Read the rest here. I can promise the reviewer, Lionel Green, has a way with words, and I’m flattered by his in-depth review and analysis of the piece.
And if you want even more information, I’d recommend two delightful interviews I was able to participate in:
Interview by upcoming author, Jackson Paul Baer:
Although I’m interviewed about my novels, Baer also adds some fun questions about what I like outside my writing world. Oceans or Mountains? Favorite T.V. show? Happy or sad ending to a novel?
Find out what I said here.
And this interview focuses on the writing and publishing industry:
Writing Under Fire: Young Blood in the Publishing World
Joanne asks: What was the hardest part for you in the writing process; the outline, synopsis, query or building the story itself? What do you do to promote yourself and your novels? Do you also write in other genres?
Find out what I said here.
I have to thank everyone who follows me, but I also want to emphasize how much I appreciate those who have interviewed me and/or reviewed my novels. I’m always excited to participate, and I look forward to discussing these topics with more and more readers and writers. It’s a wonderful and fun opportunity to connect further, but I can’t do it alone, so thank you for allowing me to do so through your support 😀
Speaking of which, I’m still giving away free copies of Minutes Before Sunset for review in order to celebrate Goodreads Book of the Month for July! If you’re interested in that (or interviews–or anything really!) email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am also thinking about doing more guest blog posts in the future, so look out for that!
Changes are coming, but I’m excited about them!
Have a great weekend,
13 thoughts on “150th Post”
Congratulations Shannon! I was finally able to do a quick review of Minutes Before Sunset but I want to read the book again because I feel like there’s still so much more to discover in the story! I can’t wait for the next one 🙂
Thank you! And feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments about Minutes Before Sunset (or anything really!) I’m excited for Seconds Before Sunrise as well.
Keep up the good work, kiddo.
Congrats on your new release and I enjoyed the interviews.
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed participating in them.
So glad you found the photo. And congrats on the new release. I just requested to be your friend on goodreads and marked the book as want to read. Let me know if you are looking for reviewers. My book review blog is tbmarkinson.wordpress.com
I’m glad that I found the photo too! I am always looking for reviewers :] Can I have your email so I can send you an ebook? Or you can send me an email to email@example.com.
Congrats on your 150th post! The milestone posts do feel good, don’t they? 🙂
They do! Thank you.
150th Post…..here’s to the next 150 :)………Happy for you & your new book as well Shannon…Take care
Yes! My thoughts exactly. Can’t wait to post more.
Congrats on your new book!
And I love that photo of yours. I can see how how proud you are. Just pure unadulterated joy. 🙂