Back to Blogging!

30 Sep

Hey, everyone!

I’m back, but the major change around here will be my posting day. Instead of Mondays, I will post every Saturday. It should be easier to remember. I mean, I’m SAT…and I’ll post on SATurdays. Aside from one exception…

This year I’m a featured author in YASH, a.k.a. The Young Adult Scavenger Hunt. Here is the official announcement. So what does that mean? It’s an awesome blog hop that features over 100 authors, and you get to win a stupid amount of prizes. (Not going to lie, I totally enter this every year as a reader, so I’m super thrilled to be an author this year.) I am on the Purple Team! The blog hop runs between Oct 3 – Oct 8, so be sure to visit this website to enter. If you can’t wait to get involved, you can vote for Minutes Before Sunset on this Goodreads Listopia list. (P.S. The extra I’m providing might be about the never-before-seen prequel.)

This means that my regular posting schedule will start on October 14.

 In other news…

I went on my first writing retreat with SCBWI. We went to a monastery in Northern Missouri, and aside from getting caught in the worst thunderstorm of my life during the drive back, I had a freakin’ blast! I’m currently working on some major revisions (again), but hey, that’s just how an author’s life goes, right?

My first audio book released this past month! If you love to listen to books, check out Bad Bloods: November Rain, now available through Audible. The narrator, Jonathan Johns, is amazing. In fact, in order to get the characters *just* right, he had the opportunity to learn some behind-the-scenes info no one else knows. So I hope you’ll check it out and enjoy it! You can already listen to a sneak peek of the November Snow audio book here. How cool is that? Please leave a review!

Special thanks to everyone who came out to Barnes & Noble in Kansas City for BFest! I really enjoyed meeting you all, and I can’t wait to see you again next year. If you’re in the KC area, you can still pick up a few signed copies at the Zona Rosa store!

A Not-So-Great SAT Update

I am working hard at setting up publications for 2018, I promise, but I have to be honest about something else. I originally talked about this in my newsletter, but I’m having some health issues. I’m not dying or anything, so please don’t worry too much, but I don’t want to share details. That being said, I find out in March if treatments are working. Until then, I’m hanging on. I will let everyone know as soon as I know about more publications, but please understand if 2018 isn’t very exciting. I really need to concentrate on my health. But, hey, I received my author copies of Bad Bloods: July Thunder and Bad Bloods: July Lightning! I hope you’re enjoying the newest duology in the Bad Bloods universe! If you’re curious what happens next in the Bad Bloods series, I have been working on the next books. October Blood and October Bone are told by Ami and Skeleton, and focus largely on the Highlands after a certain (very important) character is killed. But that’s all I’m saying for now. If you love this series, be sure to share it and leave a review. Every review helps me more than I can express. In fact, if you’re a blogger and interested in reviewing Bad Bloods, feel free to e-mail me at shannonathompson@aol.com for a review copy! 

And last but not least…Can you believe my five-year anniversary for blogging happened? Thank you for sticking it out with me these past couple of years. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about writing, reading, and publishing. I know I sure have! You all are the light of my life, and I’m glad to be back.

Thanks for letting me take a break,

~SAT

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19 Responses to “Back to Blogging!”

  1. Kim September 30, 2017 at 12:55 am #

    Welcome back to the world of blogging! I did a highlight on Minutes Before Sunset about the same time that you left and, I must admit, I was a little disappointed that you were taking a break from blogging because I found your book very inspiring 🙂 I look forward to seeing future posts from you. I might need to look into that review copy :O

    • Shannon A Thompson September 30, 2017 at 2:58 am #

      Oh my goodness! You are awesome. I just found your highlight post. (I will comment soon.) It made my day! Feel free to email me for review copies anytime! Reviews help tremendously. I hope you stick around for upcoming the writing/publishing tips and conversations, too. 😀
      ~SAT

      • Kim September 30, 2017 at 3:03 am #

        You are more than welcome! Well deserved 🙂 I will definitely be sticking around 🙂

  2. Charles Yallowitz September 30, 2017 at 3:26 am #

    Congrats on the audiobook. Good luck with the health issues. Just having a writer retread in a monastery sounds cool and oddly inspirational.

    • Shannon A Thompson September 30, 2017 at 3:38 am #

      Thank you, Charles! It was very restful, which helped with the inspiration. (But that could’ve been because we had no access to Wi-Fi, too. Ha!)
      ~SAT

      • Charles Yallowitz September 30, 2017 at 3:41 am #

        Wow. You’re a lot braver than I am. That probably would have made me twitchy for the first day. Just the thought of email building up makes me cringe.

      • Shannon A Thompson September 30, 2017 at 4:03 am #

        I loved it! I wish I could do it more often.
        ~SAT

  3. depatridge September 30, 2017 at 3:42 am #

    Great having you back, Shannon.

  4. josiesvoice September 30, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    Welcome back,Shannon and my prayers will be for all your endeavors and well-being! Soldier on!

  5. debyfredericks September 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

    SCBWI is the best, glad you made it up there. Take care of yourself.

    • Shannon A Thompson September 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

      It is! I’m so glad I joined this year. Thank you, Deby!
      ~SAT

  6. The Animation Commendation September 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    Welcome back and happy 5th blogoversary! I guess you started a month or two before I did as mine is in November. Thanks for being one of my first subscribers!

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