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!

Writing Tips

NA or YA? College-Aged Protagonists

If you live on Twitter like me, then you probably saw last week’s discussion on college-aged protagonists in young adult fiction. Many were calling for it. Others pushed back. Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle. I desperately want college-aged protagonists, but I want them placed in NA, and I want NA to rise up on… Continue reading NA or YA? College-Aged Protagonists


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!


#BookRelease Bad Bloods: November Rain!

Bad Bloods: November Rain released TODAY! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads I cannot express how grateful I am to be here today. Bad Bloods was my first publication, but it is so much more than that. On March 16, 2003, my mother suddenly passed away from a drug overdose, and I was left with an overwhelming range… Continue reading #BookRelease Bad Bloods: November Rain!


#SATurdate: Batman V Superman, Full Wrap, Audio Books, & Dreamthief

My week has been full of superheroes and villains. What I’m Writing: As promised, I’ve put Take Me Yesterday aside, so I’m writing in “D.” I’ve mentioned D before, but I also haven’t said much about it other than I first wrote it when I was 19 and that it is a colorful novel. This… Continue reading #SATurdate: Batman V Superman, Full Wrap, Audio Books, & Dreamthief


Bad Bloods Cover Reveal!

Bad Bloods in 35 words or less: 17-year-old Serena is the only bad blood to escape execution. Now symbolized for an election, she must prove her people are human despite hindering abilities before everyone is killed and a city is destroyed. Add November Rain, Part One on Goodreads Then, add November Snow, Part Two on Goodreads We… Continue reading Bad Bloods Cover Reveal!


December’s Ketchup

Normally, I put announcements at the bottom, but today is going to be an exception. My publisher, Clean Teen Publishing, is based in Dallas, and we want to give back to the tornado victims. 50% of Wednesday’s CTP Amazon Profits to Go to Tornado Victims. (You can read the full post on their official website by… Continue reading December’s Ketchup


Don’t Understand #MorallyComplicatedYA? Here’s Some Info.

Whoa! Shannon is posting outside her regularly scheduled posts. What? Yes. I am. Because this is a big deal. At first I was only going to share fellow YA female writers who have written morally complex novels that often included violence, but I understand more want actual info…which I will provide links to below. But,… Continue reading Don’t Understand #MorallyComplicatedYA? Here’s Some Info.

Author Announcements

#WW My Next Publication: Two Books, Release Dates, and More.

Last week, I announced that I signed November Snow with Clean Teen Publishing, and as promised, I'm releasing additional information today. The original version of November Snow that was published in 2007 was 600 pages. That being said, the rewrite is actually longer than the original, so Clean Teen Publishing has split November Snow into a two-part… Continue reading #WW My Next Publication: Two Books, Release Dates, and More.


#SATurday Update: Hannibal, The Jewel, Penny Dreadful, Chocolate, and More.

This week has been lots of fun! I actually went on another trip. This time, to Hannibal, Missouri—the hometown of Mark Twain. I went on a riverboat ride down the Mississippi, heard local folklore (like Lover’s Leap), took a tour through the Rockcliffe Mansion, and snuck in some wine and chocolate along the way (at… Continue reading #SATurday Update: Hannibal, The Jewel, Penny Dreadful, Chocolate, and More.