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My Next Novel: Take Me Tomorrow is Almost Here!

5 May

My next novel – Take Me Tomorrow – is almost here!  We even have a Facebook Page. Please like it by clicking here

I know, right?

The cover is already here, and the novel is closer than you think. Only a few months away actually.  AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc. is expecting to release it on July 17, 2014. Normally, I do a cover reveal, but I am trying something new because I want to share your websites here on ShannonAThompson.com.

How can you share your website here on ShannonAThompson.com?

In the comments below, guess what this novel is about and/or ask a question. Be sure to leave a link to your website, and I will link to it on my next post when I answer everyone’s questions and guesses this Friday!

Be sure to take a close look at the cover of Take Me Tomorrow: If you’ve been with me for a while, you know there are more hints scattered throughout this website.

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Have fun! 

~SAT

Book of the Month: Minutes Before Sunset!

30 Jun

If you read the live updates, then you already knew this, but I wanted to post about it for those who follow me strictly on this website.

Minutes Before Sunset is officially Goodreads Book of the Month for July.

grbomYou can join the discussion by clicking here.

My best friend, Cassie, drew this of me, and it's an accurate description of what I look like as I head off to my cousin's wedding!

My best friend, Cassie, drew this of me, and it’s an accurate description of what I look like as I head off to my cousin’s wedding!

You’re encouraged to discuss what you think about the novel and/or thinking about the novel as you read along. I’d love for everyone who’s reading to participate, so other readers who might be on the fence decide to read it, but I understand if you’re busy! And, again, Making Connections is a great group to promote yourself as well as meet other authors and readers.

Thank you for voting and supporting me! This has been a very exciting experience for me, and I am proud to move into the future with such great supporters. More writing tips and publishing tips are coming next post, but I have to keep it short today! As of right now (June 29, 2:48 p.m. CDT) I am off to see my cousin get married!

Looking forward to future posts and getting back into the swing of things. But, if you’re interested, AEC Stellar Publishing is offering free ebooks of Minutes Before Sunset in exchange for a review. Simply email me at shannonathompson@aol.com, and I will get it sent over to you right away!

Have a great day,

~SAT

July 2 (or 3): Holidays in Writing

It’s My Birthday :D

23 Jun

At 2:05 p.m. in Allentown, Pennsylvania, I was born today–22 years ago!

22 years ago, I was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

22 years ago, I was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Fact of the Day: Most “super” supermoon (the perigee full moon) happens today at 6:32 a.m. (CDT) It’ll be the closest and fullest moon of the year! I have to admit how excited I am for this. I’ve always been a sucker for the moon. (Maybe this is why I so obsessed with Sailor Moon as a little kid? True story–I would’ve named Bogart Luna if he was a girl.) Moving right along…

Bogart is horrified his name would've been Luna.

Bogart is horrified his name would’ve been Luna.

So what am I doing today?

I’m taking the day to spend time with my family! When I was younger, I liked going to the lake or the amusement park (I love roller coasters.) But spending quality time with my family is what I’m looking forward to. Last time we spent time together, we went through old boxes my mom left behind for my brother and I, and I found three books I wrote when I was a little kid. Two are actually published by a small press through my elementary school, and I’m planning on sharing them soon!

It’d really make my day if Minutes Before Sunset could reach 50 votes on the Goodreads poll. (I’m only 5 away!) Please vote here. If you have problems voting, try joining the group. I promise it’s a great group to be in. It includes numerous ways to promote yourself for free while also meeting readers and writers.

If you have any more time, check out Minutes Before Sunset on AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwordsKoboDieselSony, and Apple.

~SAT

Update & Goodreads Nomination

4 Jun

I have exciting news, and I could really use some Goodreads help!

My novel, Minutes Before Sunset, was nominated for Book of the Month for July, and it’s in the initial voting process. If you have a Goodreads, I’d love if you could follow this link and second Christie on message 19. It’d really help me out, and I can thank you and  your blog on my next post!

Speaking of blogging, Thursday (June 6) will be my last blog post for one week. I’ll be back June 12th (the next Wednesday.) I am going on vacation! So I might send a picture or two from my phone, but it’ll be difficult to post writing tips or publishing tips while I’m gone. I appreciate the patience, because I’ll come back with a whole list of new websites, tips, and encouraging posts to support your novels and other writings! (My summer class recently started, so I’ve also been really busy with that–foreign films from the 1930’s!)

But I’m delighted to say three more quotes have been added to Goodreads from the review given by the Coffee Shop Reader: Click the number if you’d like to see it on Goodreads.

1. “You’re either very brave or very foolish.” “What’s the difference?” (Eric)

2. “She reminded me of what it was like to believe in something.” (Eric)

3. “He was beyond intimidating. He was overwhelming.” (Jessica)

More Minutes Before Sunset quotes can be found here

AEC Stellar Publishing is still giving out free copies of Minutes Before Sunset in an exchange for a review. Simply email ShannonAThompson@aol.com if you’re interested, and I can send you an ebook.

Hope everyone is having a great day! Keep reading, writing, and dreaming :]

~SAT

P.S. As many of you know, I LOVE trees–hence why I have a willow tree in Minutes Before Sunset. This is a picture of a trail I found when visiting a lake the other day. I thought the layout of the trees was remarkable. Although it wasn’t very sunny, walking beneath the canopy of trees in the wind turned a sparked memory into a flame–reminding me of my original reason for using a willow tree as a symbol, and I wanted to share that moment with everyone!

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