FINAL YASH Fall 2020

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—YA SFF author, librarian, and neighborhood cat lady. I can't believe this is the FINAL YASH. ::insert tears:: But I've had so much fun participating over the years, and I hope you have a blast this time, too. About Me! During the day, I am… Continue reading FINAL YASH Fall 2020


YASH Spring 2020

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! Hello! I’m Shannon A. Thompson—YA SFF author, librarian, and neighborhood cat lady. About Me! During the day, I am the Program Manager of The Story Center for the Mid-Continent Public Library, the largest library system in Kansas City, but at night, I write stories about monsters and mayhem. I’m… Continue reading YASH Spring 2020


2018: The Year of Writing Limbo

Last year I wrote this article—2017 Wasn’t My Writing Year—and I talked about failing my top three goals. Those goals were wanting an internship at literary agency, working for a library, and signing with a literary agent. Every year, I write an article like this. But this year, despite struggling to find time to blog,… Continue reading 2018: The Year of Writing Limbo


CTP Free Book Weekend!

Hey, guys! I know it’s been a while. I miss blogging so much, not going to lie, but it’s still super hard to fit it into my schedule. Hopefully, one day. But today is a super fun day because my publisher Clean Teen Publishing is hosting a free book weekend! Below you can browse all… Continue reading CTP Free Book Weekend!


Kindle Unlimited, Audiobooks, & Giveaway!

As promised, even though I’m not blogging writing tips right now (though I am trying to work it back into my schedule), I'm keeping everyone updated. Today, you’ll find out how you can read both of my series for FREE—and there’s an awesome giveaway somewhere below. Let’s start with some news! For the first time… Continue reading Kindle Unlimited, Audiobooks, & Giveaway!


2017’s Top Ten Articles

Every year, I like to look back and see what everyone was discussing. I try to collect the best discussions and revisit them, so here's a list of this year's most popular articles. Normally, I would’ve made this list based on a combination of unique views, comments, and shares, but I didn’t track that as… Continue reading 2017’s Top Ten Articles


2017 Wasn’t My Writing Year

Last year, I wrote an incredibly positive article called, Dear Writers, 2017 Can Be Your Year! It summed up my 2016 accomplishments and how I got there by taking advantage of every opportunity I could and working hard, and how you can, too. (Oh, how I side-eye myself so hard now.) This year?  I failed most… Continue reading 2017 Wasn’t My Writing Year

Writing Tips

Authors Who Give Up

As writers, we discuss lots of ups and downs. Writer’s block, in particular. But what about something stronger than writer’s block? What about feeling like you want to give up? “Giving up” is hard to define. Quite frankly, the definition will be different for every writer. One author might feel like giving up writing altogether,… Continue reading Authors Who Give Up


Book Release: Bad Bloods: July Lightning!

Bad Bloods: July Lightning released today!   Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads Top Ten Bad Bloods You’ll Meet In The New Duology If you’ve read the first duology in the Bad Bloods universe, then you already know how crazy, wild, and wonderful a bad blood can be. (Book 1 is free across all platforms right now.) But if… Continue reading Book Release: Bad Bloods: July Lightning!


Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder

Bad Bloods: July Thunder released today!   Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads I hope you enjoy the latest addition to the Bad Bloods universe! As the author, I can tell you that you will meet TONS of new bad bloods. (My personal favorite is Skeleton. He was born a healthy baby boy, but he is slowly turning… Continue reading Book Release! Bad Bloods: July Thunder