#SATurdate: Signed Books, Cherry Cookies, Everything Everything, & The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

20 Feb

The book signing in Barnes & Noble went so well! I met so many great readers, and I was able to share that experience with amazing authors. If you would like a signed copy of The Timely Death Trilogy, e-mail me at shannonathompson@aol.com. The Barnes & Noble has a few copies left, and they will ship the books to you! To those of you I had the joy of meeting, thank you for coming out!

What I’m Writing:

Bogart judged me harshly this week.

Bogart judged me harshly this week.

I’m 30,000 words into Take Me Yesterday, and yes, I’m still handwriting this entire novel, which has been quite fun. I handwrote enough this week that I was able to start typing more onto my computer, so I did that—which of course has me changing and shifting things and driving myself mad. This was a delight to me. I like driving myself mad. This was the first week in a LONG time that I was able to go to my favorite coffee house and really type it all out. Well worth the trip.

What I’m Publishing:

This week’s #1lineWed preview theme was “texture.”

Shadows dripped off the bumpy texture and pooled into the center of the living room.

Fun story about this #1lineWed preview. For all you fans of The Timely Death Trilogy there is actually a “shade” in Bad Bloods. Her original name was Kati, but it was changed to Violet or simply Vi in the editing process. This is a description of her coming down from the ceiling as a shadow. I like to connect all of my novels, so keep your eyes open! You might see something from previous works that new readers won’t.

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What I’m Reading:

currentI started to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon…and then I finished it in one sitting. I literally never put it down. I knew I had to buy this book when a Barnes & Noble employee passed me and said, “You’re really enjoying that, huh?” Apparently, I was blissing out. Everything, Everything is an intimate, insane, and intricate exploration of love and life and all of the fear and joy in between. It is a heartbreaking exploration of family, friendship, health, and identity. Oh, and humuhumunukunukuapuaa. It is…everything. Read my full 5-star review by clicking here. My favorite quote was, “Sometimes you do things for the right reasons and sometimes for the wrongs ones and sometimes it’s impossible to tell the difference.”

I am also reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, and I love it so far! This novel was actually recommended to me by the Barnes & Noble event coordinator in Wichita, Kansas, and I always love recommendations. I thought I’d also share the other two books I bought while in Wichita: Dreamthief by Tamara Grantham (a CTP novel) and The Republic of Pirates: Behind the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard (because who doesn’t want to know more about pirates?)

What I’m Listening To:

Railroad Track by Willy Moon is still my inspiration for my writing life right now, so that’s about all I’m listening to.

What I’m Watching:

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles! I know, I know. It’s totally speculative and fiction, but I loved this show. It’s twisted, dark, and filled with horror and delight. (Can I say horror and delight in the same sentence?) Well, it’s on Netflix right now, and I have Netflix again. (Eep.) I must resist watching too much, but I definitely recommend this show if you love horror and loving the villains.


I also watched The Way of the Gunbecause going back to the year 2000 can be fun sometimes. And bloody. Really, really bloody.

What I’m Baking, Making, and Drinking:

I made dark chocolate chip cherry fill-in cookies for Valentine’s Day! NOM. 

What I’m Wearing:

PINK. I wore a lot of pink for Valentine’s Day. I actually like the color pink, but I don’t like wearing the color pink. It feels too bold and bright for my vampire lifestyle, but I am trying to be more…shall I say, colorful?

What I’m Wanting:

I mean, who wouldn’t want a bunch of Sailor Moon collectibles? I’d be happy with Luna, Artemis, and Tuxedo Mask…and Saturn…and Jupiter…and oh wait. I want them all. Look at them here.


What I’m Dreaming Of:

I had this really strange—very realistic—dream that someone broke into my house…and started making espresso. They even brought it upstairs and gave it to my roommate in the dark, and I was VERY confused. I wanted to scream, but I also wanted some espresso, so when they started to hand me something, I was excited. But they handed me a bunny. An adorable, fuzzy, kicking bunny. That was it. (I swear, there is no way dreams ALWAYS mean something. I mean, sure, I think they can symbolically mean something some of the time, but my dreams are too consistent and crazy…unless that means I’m consistently crazy, which is a possibility.)

What Else Is Going On:

At the Barnes & Noble book signing, I’m pretty sure there was a glitch in the Matrix. We had SIX Sarahs (all spelt with H) come up in a row. I believe all the authors had a great giggle over that…so thank you, Sarahs!


Have you checked out this amazing gift basket Clean Teen Publishing is giving away this month? It has over $130 worth of goodies including a Kindle Fire, several print novels, sweets, swag, and more! Enter to win here.


If you would like a signed copy of any book in The Timely Death Trilogy, e-mail me at shannonathompson.com. Barnes & Noble in Wichita has a few copies left, and they will ship you one.

Minutes Before Sunset: book 1: FREE 

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Seconds Before Sunrise: book 2:

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Death Before Daylight: book 3:

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13 Responses to “#SATurdate: Signed Books, Cherry Cookies, Everything Everything, & The Lizzie Borden Chronicles”

  1. Charles Yallowitz February 20, 2016 at 5:57 am #

    Really cool that you connect all of your stories. Oddly enough it reminds me of how Stephen King does that in subtle ways. Good luck getting those Sailor Moon toys. 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson February 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

      It’s like leaving little presents for my readers. 🙂 I wish I could get them! I already have way too many knacks around my desk to justify it.

      • Charles Yallowitz February 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

        Maybe a bigger desk, so it looks like you don’t have as much? Sadly, this is how I rationalize eating a lot of pizza. Thin slices are a trick to the eye, mind, and stomach.

      • Shannon A Thompson February 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

        Haha! Yes! I day I shall have a bigger desk. And thinner slices of pizza.

  2. Lisa Orchard February 20, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    I’m putting Everything Everything on my TBR list thanks for the recommendation! I appreciate it!

  3. Sierra February 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    I had an entire conversation with several people on Twitter today about those Funko Sailor Moon collectibles. SO MUCH PRETTY! And dang, girl, I can’t believe you’re writing that book by hand. That’s amazing!!

    I also would like to just say hello to ya as part of a #LoveAThon event I’m participating in and let you know that I enjoy following your blog and all your fun tweeting. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you a bit the last year or so and I think you’re a great author to follow and talk to. Looking forward to your upcoming books, girly! ❤

    • Shannon A Thompson February 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

      You’re the best, Sierra! Thank you for this kind message. You truly brightened my evening. I love tweeting and chatting with you. ❤

  4. Tamara Hanks Grantham February 21, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    I had so much fun at the book signing–and for the record, you totally rocked the pink! I’ve got Minutes Before Sunset on my TBR list and look forward to reading it soon. I love reading new authors from CTP. Hope you enjoy Dreamthief 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson February 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

      It was so much fun! Maybe you can come to one in KC with us in the future. 😀 Thank you for the pink comment. I rarely wear it, so that was an adventure for me. I hope you enjoy MBS! I’ve read the first few chapters of Dreamthief already, and it is great! Those goblins sound frightening.

  5. Grant Goodman (@NovNotebook) February 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    The Fairyland books are unbelievably good! Right now I’m on the 3rd one. Her prose is so lush on every page; it amazes me how she can write at such a high level, so consistently. Enjoy book one!!!

    • Shannon A Thompson February 21, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

      I’m loving it so far! I’m only on Chapter V, but it’s a great read. Very lyrical.


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