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#MondayBlogs Find Your Perfect Editor: 7 Valuable Tips

Intro: Last week we talked about how to self-edit before you found an editor for your manuscript. This week we’re talking about how to find that perfect editor. This topic is very important to me, since I’m a full-time editor. It’s vital for authors and editors to find the perfect fit for one another. Special… Continue reading #MondayBlogs Find Your Perfect Editor: 7 Valuable Tips


#WW The Doubtful Writer – Who Says I Can Do This?

SURPRISE - This is not an April Fool's joke Clean Teen Publishing is hosting a Goodreads Giveaway April 1 - June 23. On June 23 - coincidentally on my birthday - three ARCs of Minutes Before Sunset will be given away to lucky and awesome readers (such as yourself). Enter here or below. Goodreads Book Giveaway… Continue reading #WW The Doubtful Writer – Who Says I Can Do This?


#WW The Reader’s Reaction

#WW The Reader’s Reaction: I can admit the worst thing a reader ever wrote to me. It was 2007, I was 16, Golden Eagle Publishing had released my first novel, and Honesty Box was the hottest app on Facebook. My high school self was naïve enough to have one of these, and one day, I… Continue reading #WW The Reader’s Reaction


January’s Ketchup

January’s Ketchup 2015 has already brought great changes to my life as a writer, reader, and blogger. Since I’ll talk about it more below, I’ll just take this moment to thank everyone for their tremendous support over this emotional month. I have exciting news and updates coming in February! So, look out for that. Until… Continue reading January’s Ketchup

Writing Tips

#WW Why Dedications Are Important

Why Dedications Are Important Today I wanted to cover a topic I find personally important in my novels. It may not be as vital to every author out there, but I place a lot of my heart into dedicating my novel to someone for many reasons, and I thought I would share why. I’m also… Continue reading #WW Why Dedications Are Important


#WW: The Lonely Writer

#WW: The Lonely Writer Writing can be lonely. The career often demands hours of solitude – aside from our characters – and while our characters can be very real to us, there are still those days where a living, breathing human being might be nice to talk to. Most of the time, this urge only… Continue reading #WW: The Lonely Writer


The Please-Help-Shannon Poll

Announcements: Special thanks goes out to Omar Bula Escobar - former UN representative and author of "El Plan Maestro" - for translating and sharing a quote from Minutes Before Sunset yesterday on his website! In my latest interview, I was asked if I have a message for my fans, and I do! Click here to read… Continue reading The Please-Help-Shannon Poll