Upcoming Events: 

Monday, June 12, 2023: Starting a Writing Project (ZOOM): 6:30pm – 8:00pm Central: I am teaching a FREE virtual writing class on how to start a writing project for Mid-Continent Public Library. Here’s the official description: Start your writing project with Story Center Program Manager and author Shannon Thompson by diving deep into creative inspiration, and learn tricks to prevent writer’s block. Then discover tools to help you set realistic goals and stay on track. Come prepared to put pen to paper. Registration and information.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023: Revising Your Manuscript (Virtual): 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eastern: I am teaching a FREE virtual writing class for Orange County Library’s Traditional Publishing Summer Boot Camp. Here’s the official description: Learn how to revise your manuscript for publication. Author and mentor Shannon A. Thompson will provide self-editing tips and discuss how to handle feedback from critique partners. Register here. Please note, you do not have to have an Orange County Library card.

Past Events:

Tuesday, May 16, 2023: My Writing Process for an Issue-Driven Middle Grade Novel-in-Verse (Virtual): 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Central: I am teaching a FREE writing workshop for SCBWI KS/MO. Here’s the official description: Join children’s author Shannon A. Thompson for a discussion on how she wrote an issue-driven middle grade novel-in-verse based on the real-life tragedy of losing her mom to the opioid crisis. By using real examples from her novel, we will explore how symbolism can stand in as placeholders for tougher topics to make a book more accessible for children. In addition, we will discuss rhythm and revision. Content warnings for this program include drug use and overdose resulting in the death of a parent. Info & registration.

February 25, 2023: SCBWI Virtual Winter Conference

January, 2023: Starting a Writing Project (ZOOM): 6:30pm – 8:00pm Central: I am teaching a FREE virtual writing class on how to start a writing project for Mid-Continent Public Library. Here’s the official description: Start your writing project with Story Center Program Manager and author Shannon Thompson by diving deep into creative inspiration, and learn tricks to prevent writer’s block. Then discover tools to help you set realistic goals and stay on track. Come prepared to put pen to paper. Register.

January 2022-December 2022: SCBWI KS/MO YA Mentorship: I mentored Anna LaForest, a young adult writer, through SCBWI KS/MO.

October 2022: I am now represented by Marietta Zacker at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency!

July 8, 2022: My novels and WIP were featured in simplyKC Magazine. Read about them on page 32.

June 13, 2022: Starting a Writing Project (ZOOM): I taught a free webinar on how to start a writing project for The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library. Dive deep into creative inspiration, and learn tricks to prevent writer’s block. Then discover tools to help you set realistic goals and stay on track. Come prepared to put pen to paper. This class is part of the Written Storytelling Certification Program from Mid-Continent Public Library and Metropolitan Community College. 

June 9, 2022: Midwest Romance Writers: I guest spoke about writing a series at the Midwest Romance Writers meet-up in Lenexa, Kansas.

April 8, 2022: I was quoted in the Slate article LOSER: When you fail at Wordle for the first time, it may affect you more than you think. Absolutely hilarious. Such a good time.

March 22, 2022: A quote of mine was published in the book The GAME of Innovation: Level Up Your Team. Play to Win. by David Cutler (McGraw Hill).

March 3, 2022: I’ll be speaking on the KidLit Publishing Roundtable via Twitter spaces with writers Sandra Proudman, Justine Pucella Winans, Harper Glenn, and Camille Baumann-Jaeger at 5:30 PM Central time. We’ll be talking about going on sub, querying red flags, and self-care. Listen in.

August 2021-February 2022: I mentored middle grade for Pitch Wars with my longtime friend and CP Sandra Proudman. We were Team Stellify! Our mentee was the fabulous Damara Allen, who wrote a wonderfully spooky middle horror.

February 8-February 12, 2022: SCBWI Winter Conference

February 8, 2022: 4:30 PM Central: Twitter LIVE: #KidLitPubTable: Join authors Justine Pucella Winans, Sandra Proudman, Harper Glenn, Camille Baumann-Jaeger, and Shannon A. Thompson as we talk about almost misses, querying, and self-editing for a #KidLitPubTable on Twitter LIVE.

February 1, 2022: 4:30 PM Central: Twitter LIVE: #KidLitPubTable: Join authors A.J. Sass, Justine Pucella Winans, Sandra Proudman, and Shannon A. Thompson as we talk about the scary book bans happening, query tips, and staying focused for a #KidLitPubTable on Twitter LIVE.

January 31, 2022: My blog post – Yes, Writers Need to Hear the Hard Truths. But Warnings Can Go Too Far. – was featured on Jane Friedman’s blog for writers.

January 19, 2022: I spoke at the Kearney High School Creative Writing Club.

January 12, 2022: I taught Starting a Writing Project (ZOOM) for The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library (open to anyone in the world): 6:30 PM: Start your writing project by diving deep into creative inspiration and learn tricks to prevent writer’s block. Then discover tools to help you set realistic goals and stay on track. Come prepared to put pen to paper. This class is part of the Written Storytelling Certification Program from Mid-Continent Public Library and Metropolitan Community College.

January 6, 2022: Pitch Wars Interview with Shannon Thompson, Sandra Proudman, and Damara Allen. You can read it here.

November 7, 2021-December 5, 2021: YA Mentorship with SCBWI KS/MO: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a free mentorship with our faculty author and local PAL member, Shannon Thompson! The 2022 KSMO Writer’s Mentorship will focus on Young Adult manuscripts.  Applications were accepted Nov. 7-Dec. 5. Winner will be announced in January 2022!

November 6, 2021: SCBWI MS/MO Middle of the Map Conference: Critiques: I’m offering critiques in both YA and MG. Read details here.

November 3, 2021: SCBWI KS/MO Middle of the Map Conference: How to Write a Series Webinar: Learn how to write a series by exploring how to use outlines, book bibles, and subplots to keep each book consistent, but also fresh and exciting. We will also cover how to avoid that middle book slump and nail that cliffhanger ending. Walk away with a resource list that includes recommended craft books and websites for further research.

Saturday, October 9, 2021: I took over the Pitch Wars Instagram for a Day in the Life!

Saturday, September 25, 2021: 10 PM EST: Pitch Wars #AskMentor Last Chance Chat on Twitter

Friday, September 24, 2021: 8 PM EST: Pitch Wars #AskMentor Chat on Twitter

Saturday, September 11, 2021: 10 PM EST: Pitch Wars Wishlist Blog Hop goes live!

Sunday, September 5, 2021: 2 PM EST: Pitch Wars #AskMentor Chat on Twitter

Saturday, September 4, 2021: 12 PM EST: I was on the Pitch Wars LIVE: Middle Grade Mentor Chat. Click here to watch.

September 2, 2021: Guest spoke at Kearney High School’s creative writing class.

January-June, 2021: Doniphan Leadership Institute: I was nominated by Mid-Continent Public Library to attend the Doniphan Leadership Institute program at William Jewell College. Doniphan Leadership Institute Fellows are the leaders and visionaries of a dynamic and vibrant Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and business community. I attended this six-month executive training program from January to June, and I learned even more skills that will allow me to help Kansas City grow! 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021: 6:30 PM Central time: Starting a Writing Project: I taught a virtual writing class for The Story Center at Mid-Continent Public Library.

February 8, 2021: Guest spoke at the Lake Waukomis Women’s Club.

February 5, 2021: I was interviewed by Austin Gragg for Space and Time MagazineGet your copy here.

January 26, 2021: Pitch Wars Team Interview with Sandra Proudman, Shannon Thompson, and Miranda Sun: This was so fun! You get a sneak peek behind Miranda’s Pitch Wars revisions (and a ghost story from me).

January 13, 2021 (ZOOM): Starting a Writing Project: I taught how to start a writing project via ZOOM for The Story Center as part of Mid-Continent Public Library. 

October, 2020-February 2021: I co-mentored with Sandra Proudman for Pitch Wars! We mentored Miranda Sun and her novel, KISSING BOYS, RAISING THE DEAD, AND OTHER THINGS MY MOM WON’T LET ME DO.

September 29, 2020: YASH Fall 2020: The FINAL Young Adult Scavenger Hunt is coming. I was on Team Purple!

September 16, 2020: Starting a Writing Project: Join me for this virtual writing event and get started on a writing project with me! This class is taught on ZOOM through Johnson County Library.

September 12, 2020: Pitch Wars Wishlist went up!

August 9, 2020: It’s official! I’m going to be a Pitch Wars mentor with Sandra Proudman!

June 15, 2020: I was awarded Mid-Continent Public Library’s Maggie Jackson Community Spirit Award. Click here for more info.

June 1, 2020: I am the featured author of the month for SCBWI KS/MO region! Check out my interview.

May 1, 2020: I wrote an article for my local chapter of SCBWI (KS/MO)’s monthly newsletter, Scribbles. Check it out.

April 20, 2020: Woodneath Writers: Publishing Resources: Online and Beyond: I guest spoke about unique opportunities writers can find online via ZOOM!

March 28, 2020: Kansas City Writing Workshop

February 21-23, 2020: WriteOnCon

January 8, 2020: Getting Started on a Writing Project: I taught a course on writing at The Story Center!

December 15, 2019: I was chosen for a mentorship with Parker Peevyhouse through Science Fiction Writers of America.

December 6, 2019: Teen Author Chat at Northern Hills Christian Academy: I’ll be giving a chat on pursuing publication as a teen.

November 23, 2019: Local Author Fair

November 14-17: Johnson County Library Writers Conference: I moderated Best Practices on November 15.

November 9, 2019: MCPL Publishing Panel: As part of our NaNoWriMo programming, we invited industry experts to answer your burning hot questions about publishing.

November 8, 2019: I hosted #BeMyLi on Twitter!(Theme: video games)

November 4, 2019: Teen Writing Group at Mid-Continent Public Library Dearborn Branch: I spoke to teens about their NaNoWriMo projects and writing goals.

November 2, 2019: Took Me Yesterday (book 2 of The Tomo Trilogy) released on Wattpad! Follow now.

October 23, 2019: Ray County Public Library: Teen Time: Join us as Young Adult  Author Shannon A. Thompson shares on the writing process and her work. For ages 12 – 18 only. 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

October 2-4, 2019: 2019 MLA Annual ConferenceFind me on the Library Land stage.

October 1-6: YASH: Young Adult Scavenger Hunt: I was on the red team!

September 13-15, 2019: SCBWI Conception Abbey Writing Retreat

August 24, 2019: SCBWI: The ShopTalk for Newbies: (10 AM-12 PM) at the Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park, KS. I gave a talk on The Story Center and answer any questions you may have about publishing.

August 1-3, 2019: Romance GenreCon: I hosted Romance Writing 101.

July 10, 2019 (6-8 PM): Writers United at the Central Resource Library (Overland Park, Kansas) I answered questions about The Story Center and publishing at the industry table!

June 24, 2019: I am now The Story Center Program Manager for the Mid-Continent Public Library. Stop on by! We are an awesome home of storytelling. More info.

May 4, 2019: LitUp Festival for Teens. More info. I introduced L.L. McKinney, author of A Blade So Black, Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great is Not Okay, and Miranda Asebedo, author of The Deepest Roots, for their author sessions and workshops!

April 9, 2019: YASH (Young Adult Scavenger Hunt): This was my fourth time participating in this awesome event. I was on the Green Team!

January 28, 2019: My YA historical fantasy won Authoress’s Secret Agent contest. Check out my entry – The Pharaoh’s Daughter (#26).

November 17, 2018: Local Author Fair: The Story Center at the Woodneath Library Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

November 5, 2018: I was promoted to Branch Programmer for the Mid-Continent Public Library!

October 2, 2018: YASH (Young Adult Scavenger Hunt): This was my third time participating in this awesome event. I was on the Purple Team!

June, 2018: Minutes Before Sunset Audiobook Released by Clean Teen Publishing! 

May 23, 2018: Bad Bloods: November Snow released as an audiobook through Clean Teen Publishing, narrated by Jonathan Johns.

May 12, 2018: The LitUp Festival: I will be teaching writers in Independence, Missouri at the Mid-Continent Public Library! Event info.

April 3, 2018: YASH (Young Adult Scavenger Hunt): This was my second time participating in this awesome event. I was on the Blue Team!

February 1, 2018: I began working in Youth Services for the Mid-Continent Public Library!

January 20, 2018: Interview with Forever Bound By Books

November 19 – November 25, 2017: Bad Bloods Audio Book Tour

November 3-4, 2017: Middle of the Map Conference in Overland Park, Kansas: Minutes Before Sunset, book 1 of the Timely Death trilogy, will be in the Conference Bookstore, so stop on by and get a signed book right before the holidays! I will also be introducing Jill Santopolo at her break-out session: Setting Your Inner Characters Free.

Oct 3 – Oct 8: YASH Fall Hunt: I was a featured author in the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt! Go Team Purple!

September 23, 2017: Signing and discussion for BFest at Barnes in Noble in Zona Rosa in Kansas City, Missouri (Event info) 

September 15-17, 2017: Writing & Illustrating Retreat with SCBWI 

September 12, 2017: Bad Bloods: November Rain Audiobook released! Check it out on Audible!

July 24, 2017: Bad Bloods: July Lightning paperback release. 

July 10, 2017: Bad Bloods: July Thunder paperback release. 

July 7, 2017: My entry – hear the library humming in the night – won #Pg70Pit for YA! 

May 23, 2017: Joined SCBWI in the KS/MO Region 

May 22, 2017: Bad Bloods playlists featured on Music May by author Susan Harris

May 12, 2017: CTP May Release Spectacular

May 1-7, 2017: Bad Bloods: July Lightning Book Blitz by Xpresso Reads

May 1, 2017: Bad Bloods: July Lightning (#4) released by Clean Teen Publishing!

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April 21, 2017: CTP Spring Release Spectacular

April 19, 2017: Interview About Blogging with Susannah Contra Mundum

April 10-16, 2017: Bad Bloods: July Thunder Book Blitz by Xpresso Reads

April 10, 2017: Bad Bloods: July Thunder (#3) released by Clean Teen Publishing!

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April 10, 2017: In-depth interview with In Which I Run My Mouth.

March 25, 2017: Kansas City Writing Workshop

November 12, 2016: YALL Fest in Charleston, South Carolina

November 4, 2016: Bad Bloods Book Tour: Barnes & Noble in Zona Rosa (KC, MO)

October 21, 2016: Wizard World Comic Con Speaker: Villains vs. Villains Writing Panel

September 23-4, 2016: Penned Con St. Louis

September 21, 2016: Interview with Natasha Hanova

September 19, 2016: Bad Bloods: November Snow, Part Two paperback releases by Clean Teen Publishing.

September 16, 2016: Interview with Daydreaming Books

July 29, 2016: Interview on Crazy Beautiful Reads

July 25, 2016: Bad Bloods: November Snow, Part Two releases

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Bad Bloods: November Snow

July 18, 2016: Bad Bloods: November Rain, Part One released! 

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July 18-July 22: Bad Bloods Book Blitz by Xpresso Book Tours.

July 18, 2016: Character Focus Interview with Brittany M. Willows

July 9, 2016: Interview on KC Writes Interview series Podcast

July 8, 2016: CTP’s Sizzling Summer Reads Book Release Party

July 5, 2016: Featured on July Book Boyfriend/Girlfriends Month

July 4, 2016: Interview with Discover New Authors

June 12, 2016: 2-4 PM: I hosted an author panel about creative writing for teens at Barnes & Noble in Zona Rosa Town Center in Kansas City, MO for B&N Teen Fest! 

June 11, 2016: 12-3 PM: I signed books and held a YA panel at Barnes & Noble in Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, KS for B&N Teen Fest

April 29-May 1: I attended the 101st Annual Writers’ Guild Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. 

April 27, 2016: #AskCTP on Twitter

March 3, 2016: Featured in article Things I Learned From Shannon A. Thompson, Author

February 27, 2016: Interview with the Laugh Riot Report.

February 13, 2016: Barnes & Noble Valentine’s Day Romance Author Event 

I signed books in the Timely Death trilogy, along with Tamara GranthamCandice GilmerTheresa RomainJan Schliesman, and Angi Morgan from 1 to 3 p.m. in Wichita, Kansas. More info here.

February 8, 2016: ECAV Radio interview at 2:00 p.m.

January 14, 2016: Featured on Buzzfeed Book’s 31 Funny Tweets That Are Way, Way Too Real For Writers

December 7, 2015: Interview with YouTuber Drew C. Ryan on the awkWORD.

November 27, 2015 – November 30, 2015: Black Friday Sale

November 25, 2015: hits 20,000 followers!

October 21, 2015: Halloween Book Signing and Paranormal Talk at Headrush Roasters in Kansas City, Missouri (6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)

October 19, 2015: Paperback of Death Before Daylight releases!

September 30, 2015: Minutes Before Sunset was nominated for the Cybils Award in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

September 28, 2015: Minutes Before Sunset was featured on Shelfbuzz as a best handpicked Kindle eBook.

September 18, 2015: CTP Death Before Daylight Release Party! 7-9 p.m. (EDT)

September 18, 2015: Interview with Kelly P’s Blog (SBS tour)

September 17, 2015: Spotlight on Forget the Housework, I’m Reading (SBS tour)

September 16, 2015: Spotlight on Dowie’s Place (SBS tour)

September 15, 2015: Guest post – Not Just Another Romance – on Mythical Books. (SBS tour)

September 15, 2015: Death Before Daylight released!

Reviews from lovely bloggers!

September 7-18, 2015: Seconds Before Sunrise blog tour.

September 14, 2015: Interview with Books for Thought (SBS blog tour)

September 14, 2015: Guest Post, Favorite Book Covers and Why, on Lulo FanGirl. (SBS blog tour)

September 13, 2015: Author Takeover at Happily Ever After Seekers Book Club.

September 13, 2015: Spotlight on One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads (SBS blog tour)

September 10, 2015: Interview on Blacks Words, White Pages (SBS blog tour)

September 9, 2015: Death Before Daylight featured on Michelle K. Pickett’s Waiting On Wednesday.

September 8, 2015: Spotlight on Just Amy (SBS blog tour)

August 28, 2015: CTP Find Your Next Read Party.

August 27, 2015: Spotlight on Platypire Reviews.

August 25, 2015: Seconds Before Sunrise released!


 August 10-21, 2015: Minutes Before Sunset blog tour

August 20, 2015: Spotlight on A Fold in the Spine (MBS tour)

August 19, 2015: Interview by Melissa Book Buzz (MBS tour)

August 18, 2015: Guest post, If You Could Be Any of Your Characters, on Black Words-White Pages (MBS tour)

August 17, 2015: Spotlight on Girls With Books (MBS tour)

August 17, 2015: Spotlight on The Bookie Monster (MBS tour)

August 14, 2015: Interview by Deal Sharing Aunt (MBS tour)

August 14, 2015 Spotlight on Mythical Books (MBS tour)

August 13, 2015: Spotlight on The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass (MBS tour)

August 12, 2015: Spotlight on The Wonderings of One Person (MBS tour)

August 11, 2015: Guest post, How To Make Your Paranormal Novel Stand Out, on One Guy’s Guide to Good Reads. (MBS tour)

August 11, 2015: Spotlight on Lady Amber’s Reviews (MBS tour)

August 10, 2015: Interview with Juniper Grove Book Solutions. (MBS tour)

August 3, 2015: More Than You Wanted to Know Interview with Meglena Ivanova

August 1, 2015: Featured in the article You Love Them, but How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Authors?

July 31, 2015: CTP’s Midsummer Magic Party

July 28, 2015: Minutes Before Sunset released!

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July 28, 2015: Minutes Before Sunset Book Blitz through Juniper Grove Book Solutions

July 24-26, 2015: Penned Con in St. Louis 

May 26, 2015: Guest Post, My Book Story, on The Modest Verge

May 3, 2015: Death Before Daylight featured on April’s Favorite Reads

April 23, 2015: 5 Minutes with Shannon A. Thompson via Chris Pavesic

April 17, 2015: Guest Post, 5 Lessons I’ve Learned Since Becoming an Author, on Little Birdy Book Blog

April 6, 2015: Interview with Little Birdy Book Blog

March 28, 2015: Live interview with Jonas Lee, watch here.

March 19, 2015: Interview with Writing Room 101

March 6, 2015: Guest post, How I Found a New Publisher after Losing One, on Lit World Interviews

February 20, 2015: Interview on Reading, reading, READING

February 12, 2015: Guest post, Balancing the Editor’s Life with an Author’s Dream, on Legends of Windemere

February 10, 2015: Nonfiction essay, Nowhere, published in the literary magazine, Fine Lines

January 31, 2015: Signed with Clean Teen Publishing

January 20, 2015: Services featured on Write Out Loud

January 15, 2015: Interview with The Book Forums

January 3, 2015: Featured on Capybara

December 23, 2014: Interview with Books Everywhere

December 9, 2014: Featured on Top Ten Authors New-To-Me in 2014

November 22, 2014: Seconds Before Sunrise featured on Best Books of 2014

November 22, 2014: Take Me Tomorrow featured on 50 Days of Indie

November 19, 2014: Two poems published in The QuillTo my mother and On being overweight

November 17, 2014: Interview with The Messy Owl

November 2, 2014: Interview with Book Gannet

October 31, 2014: Interview with Mel’s Shelves

October 23, 2014: Interview with Life of a Young Adult Writer

October 21, 2014: Featured on Read to Write Stories, Interview with Read to Write Stories

October 15, 2014: Live interview on Whispers in the Dark radio

October 13, 2014: Interview with People Like Books

October 12, 2014: Seconds Before Sunrise was quoted by the reality T.V. show – The Big Break Legacy.  

October 5, 2014: Seconds Before Sunrise was quoted by DJ FRESH, one of the most influential muso’s in the South African music industry.

October 3, 2014: Interview on Lit World Interviews

October 2, 2014: Meet and Greet Book Signing at Ice Fire Hookah in Shawnee, Kansas

September 24, 2014: Featured on 6-Word Stories, What We Are Chicken Of

September 14, 2014: Interview with Bonnie Brown’s Book Reviews

September 10, 2014: Interview with Into the Written World 

September 5, 2014: Interview with P.S. Bartlett

September 4, 2014: Interview with The Examiner

August 27, 2014: Interview with The Random Book Blogger

August 16, 2014: Short story, The Pink Scarf, was published in the adult anthology, Ashtrays to Jawbreakers.

August 8, 2014: Interview on eBook Review Gal

July 29, 2014: Interview on I Am a Reader

July 28, 2014: Interview on The Authors Show

July 25, 2014: Interview with Diary of an Eager Reader

July 23, 2014: Interview with The Starving Bibliophile

July 20, 2014: Interview and feature on HeiBooks

July 20, 2014: Featured on Books to Curl Up with Blog

July 17, 2014: Take Me Tomorrow releases by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. 

July 16, 2014: Interview with Camisado Mind

July 13, 2014: Indie Romance Convention

July 11, 2014: Interview on the Lit Chic

July 2, 2014: Interview on Marcha’s Two-Cents Worth

June 21, 2014: Shannon A. Thompson featured on Dreams, Fantasies, Nightmares, and Visions.

June 20, 2014: Featured on Friday Fiction

June 15, 2014: Featured on Marcha’s Two-Cents Worth

June 14, 2014: Interview on Literary Heaven.

June 12, 2014: Featured on Jonas Lee’s Imaginarium

June 12, 2014: Tony Jaa, martial artist and actor, deems Shannon A. Thompson quote worthy. Read more about this by clicking here

June 6, 2014: Featured on A Way with Words

May 24, 2014: Interview with Books for Thought

May 23, 2014: Featured on Reviews and Recommendations

May 19, 2014: Novels featured on The Hot Books Boutique

May 16, 2014: Minutes Before Sunset featured on Friday Fiction

May 13, 2014: Interview on The Literary Syndicate

May 10, 2014: Actor and martial artist, Tony Jaa, quoted Seconds Before Sunrise. Tony Jaa is known for his work in Ong-bak 1, 2, and 3 as well as Fast & Furious 7. Click here to read more about this event.

May 10, 2014: Interview on Confessions of a Book Geek

May 7, 2014:  Interview on blog talk radio, “Whispers in the Dark

May 3, 2014: Interview with David Congalton, author of the movie, “Authors Anonymous”

April 30, 2014: Life OK – Star TV’S new Hindi GEC Channel – quoted Minutes Before Sunset

April 25, 2014: Gordon Tredgold – leader, speaker, and author – quoted November Snow

April 17, 2014: Interview on Doodles, doodles everywhere.

April 5, 2014: the poem, Regretful Memories, is published in LALUNA Magazine.

April 3, 2014: Interview Read to Write Stories

April 2, 2014: We hit 15,000 followers

April 1, 2014: Seconds Before Sunrise is featured on Read to Write Stories during the lesson “How to Write a Love Story.”

March 31, 2014: Interview with Mental Cheesecake

March 29, 2014: The Timely Death Trilogy appears on BIT’N Book Promotors

March 27, 2014: Seconds Before Sunrise released

March 26, 2014: Interview with Dan Thompson

March 24, 2014: Interview and exclusive excerpt with A Reader’s Review

March 15, 2014: Featured on Paranormal Book Club

March 15, 2014: Actress, dancer, and director, Gracie Dzienny, quoted Shannon A. Thompson on Twitter. She is known for her work on Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas and multiple shows on AwesomenessTV.

March 14, 2014: Free Book Friday on Fantasy is More Fun. I explain what free books mean to me.

March 14, 2014: The Urge to Write, “Checking Back in with Shannon A Thompson”

March 14, 2014: Writing Under Fire, “Young and fearless, author, Shannon A. Thompson”

March 12, 2014: Interview with Desirable Purity.

February 28, 2014: Interview with Jera’s Jamboree

February 25, 2014: Interview with The Eye-Dancers.

February 22, 2014: Interview with The Book Babble

February 5, 2014: Interview with Dames of Dialogue.

February 1, 2014: Minutes Before Sunset awarded Noveltunity nominee for top ten, Book of the Month. Read more by clicking here.

January 31, 2014: Interview with AriesGrl Book Reviews.

January 30, 2014: Interview with The Paris Carter

January 29, 2014: Shannon A. Thompson was quoted by Paul O. Williams of Halo Companies, Inc. – awarded C.F.O. of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal. Check it out here.

January 27, 2014: Interview with The Modest Verge

January 21, 2014: Interview with Red Sandz Reviews

January 16, 2014: Interview with YA Book Reviews.

January 7, 2014: Interview with Author Alliance.

January 6, 2014: Interview with Regular Reads.

December 18, 2013: Shannon A. Thompson graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing. 

December 8, 2013: Shannon A Thompson’s novel, Seconds Before Sunrise, was quoted by singer, Don Pedigo, with his music video, Sunroom Sessions: Cheap Unleaded. Check him out here.

December 7, 2013: Interview with Rusty’s Reading.

December 2, 2013: Andrew Vogel, the actor who plays Carter Thibodeau in Under The Dome On CBS, is reading Minutes Before SunsetCheck it out here.

December 1, 2013: Interview with Taking on a World of Words.

November 22, 2013: Interview by Authors Interviews.

November 15, 2013: Interview by author, Meglena Ivanova.

November 8, 2013: Interview by author, Natasha Hanova.

October 31, 2013: We hit 10,000 followers! 

October 23, 2013: Short story, Sean’s Bullet, published in 2013: A Stellar Collection

October 22, 2013:  is Freshly Pressed via  Wordpress for Censorship of Self-Publishing Authors or Something Else?

October 22, 2013: Interview by author, T.B. Markinson, Making My Mark.

October 12, 2013: Shannon A Thompson was quoted by T. Harv Eker, author of #1 NY Times bestselling book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, and Shawne Duperson, a 6-time Emmy winner. Read more about it here.

October 8, 2013: Featured on Paranormal Palooza.

October 6, 2013: Interview by Harper’s Happenings

September 30, 2013: Interview by Jacinda Buchmann, author of “Indigo.”

September 30, 2013: Interview by The Other Side of Paradise.

September 1, 2013: Signed as a Social Media Marketing Manager (or Wizard) for AEC Stellar Publishing. (Contract ended January 1, 2015).

August 27, 2013: Interview by Author Kristen Hope Mazzola

August 20, 2013: Radio interview on Back Porch Writer.

August 13-15, 2013: Featured on Read to Write Stories as well as an interview.

August 11, 2013: Interview by Kierney Scott Romance Writer

August 11, 2013: Interview by Nita Bee’s Buzzin Books and Poetry Webblog

August 2, 2013: Interview by The Urge to Write.

July 26, 2013: Interview by Writing Under Fire.

July 24, 2013: Interview by upcoming author, Jackson Paul Baer.

July 2, 2013: Interview by Ink Waters: Freelance Writing Agency.

June 28, 2013: Minutes Before Sunset awarded “Book of the Month” on Goodreads group. Read more here.

June 13, 2013: Featured on Spotlight via Welcome to the Inner Workings of my Mind.

May 31, 2013: Interview by The Kuwait Times, Nada Faris

May 30, 2013: Interview by Tina Williams

May 8, 2013: Poetry reading at the University of Kansas. Poems can be read here.

May 8, 2013: Interview by Tuan Ho.

May 1, 2013: Minutes Before Sunset published by AEC Stellar Publishing (Now signed with Clean Teen Publishing as of January 1, 2015)

May 1, 2103: Book Mavern’s Picks featured Minutes Before Sunset

April 19, 2013: Interview by The Magill Review

April 18, 2013: Read poetry for Ann Hamilton’s exhibit “an errant line” at the Spencer Museum of Art. Event information and poems read available here.

April 18, 2013: Interview by Sezoni on Twitter’s #WritersKaboodle.

April 16, 2013: Interview by Dan Pantagram

April 5, 2013: Signed with AEC Stellar Publishing. (Contract ended January 31, 2015)

March 13, 2013: We hit 5,000 followers!

March 13, 2013: Interview by Tim Flanagan 

March 11, 2013: Interview by Michael Fedison

February 11, 2013—The University Daily Kansan writes Undergraduate Reading Series offers outlet for writers.

February 6, 2013—Reads nonfiction, poetry, and fiction at the Undergraduate Reading Series for the University of Kansas.

December 6, 2012—Six poems published in Poems: a collection of works by twelve young Kansas poets by Kansa Publishing.

September 25, 2012— is established.

October 23, 2010—Nimrod Journal Conference: Tulsa, Oklahoma.

March 25, 2009—The Sun Newspaper writes 2009 Shooting Stars Finalists: Wherever your discipline takes you, we celebrate your artistic achievement.

March 21, 2009—Kansas City Star writes Blue Valley Shooting Star Finalists

January, 2009—Shooting Stars Nomination by Linda Eagleton

March 6, 2008—The Educational Sun writes Nightmare becomes dream come true: Blue Valley junior publishes first book during summer.

February, 2008—The Tiger News writes Bookworm: Junior’s dream comes true at young age: Thompson publishes her first science-fiction novel, November Snow.

December 12, 2007—Tiger Time News tapes interview November Snow. (Click here to watch.)

December 8, 2007—The Kansas City Star writes Young writers take novel approach to challenge.

August, 2007—Country Club Plaza book signing.

July, 2007—Golden Eagle Publishing releases paperback, young-adult novel, November Snow.

May, 2007—Begins working with author, T.L. McCown.

December 4, 2006—Finished writing November Snow (originally titled It’s Only a Matter of Time)

April, 2005—Headrush Jr. published short story The Race

August, 1998–Crabapple Crossing Book Publishing prints Max and Milo

August 1997–Crabapple Crossing Book Publishing prints Bear and Shadow

25 thoughts on “Events

  1. Very impressive. Hope you don’t mind one minor piece of advice which I was given, start with the newest at the top, not the oldest. I did this with some photographs and it worked much better, and is the usual practice with a CV. You have a great future ahead Shannon!

      1. Glad to help! You have given me an idea to list my published works, but yours is far more impressive. I do enjoy reading about the course you are on. I did Fine Art 40 years ago and what you talk about is very useful.

  2. Shannon, I like that you have compiled this list of readings, publications, and news stories. It helps to see the other ways you get your name and writing out there besides the usual social networks 🙂

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