I was recently on Twitter when someone asked for unpopular opinions, and one that's been grating on me came out in the form of this tweet: https://twitter.com/AuthorSAT/status/1628759550051471362 Full disclosure: I actually wrote a blog post about this that was supposed to go up earlier this year, but I chickened out. Why? Well, because I know… Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: Healthy Relationships Shouldn’t be Required in Fiction
Shannon’s Top Three Tips for Writing Romance
It's February, so romance is in the publishing air. Whether or not you write romance novels or have romantic subplots in your work, almost every writer has had to think through a couple's relationship in their work. Here are my top three tips for writing romance. 1. Read Romance: As Stephen King famously said, "If… Continue reading Shannon’s Top Three Tips for Writing Romance
My Favorite Books of 2021
Every year I blog about my favorite reads, though I admit that this year was hard! I went really out of my comfort zone and read a lot of age categories and genres, but particularly adult romance, including the famous Ice Planet Barbarians series. This was also just a busy year in general for me.… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2021
Surprise! Bad Bloods Cover Reveal and Release Date!
My next books are coming THIS spring! Bad Bloods: July Thunder will release April 10 and Bad Bloods: July Lightning will release May 1 by Clean Teen Publishing. I’ve been a bit mum about my publishing life, and there’s a reason for that. I’ve been CRAZY busy preparing the next Bad Bloods books for release,… Continue reading Surprise! Bad Bloods Cover Reveal and Release Date!
#WW Connecting Books Across Genres
I’m a young adult author who writes in various genres. I have contemporary, paranormal romance, fantasy, and science fiction published, but my two main series include a Dark vs. Light paranormal romance that takes place in the small Midwest town of Hayworth—The Timely Death Trilogy—and a science fiction duology—Bad Bloods—about children with hindering abilities fighting… Continue reading #WW Connecting Books Across Genres
#BookRelease Bad Bloods: November Snow!
Bad Bloods: November Snow released today! Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Goodreads Bad Bloods: November Snow When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle. After… Continue reading #BookRelease Bad Bloods: November Snow!
#SATurdate: Good Morning Call, Bad Bloods 3, Top Ten, & Serial
What I’m Writing: My YA fantasy, Dreammare, moved onto the third round of Adventure's in YA Publishing's Red Light/Green Light competition! That means I’m in the top ten! Read the opening page here. This week, I also wrote in BB, which is my second attempt at a contemporary YA, but I only have the first chapter… Continue reading #SATurdate: Good Morning Call, Bad Bloods 3, Top Ten, & Serial
Another month has passed, and with it, came the summer and my 25th birthday. GEEZ. For those of you just now checking in this month, Ketchup actually means “catch up.” At the end of every month, I write these posts describing what goes on behind the scenes at ShannonAThompson.com. Some of the topics I cover… Continue reading June’s Ketchup
#WW How Pre-Orders Help Authors And Readers
The importance of pre-orders is not a publishing secret. Dozens if not hundreds of articles cover how, when, and why authors should make upcoming releases available for pre-order. Why? The main reason tends to be placement on various lists—such as best-seller lists and coming soon lists—before or on release day. These lists allow new or… Continue reading #WW How Pre-Orders Help Authors And Readers
#MondayBlogs So, You Want To Be A Book Blogger
I must clarify one thing before I start: I am not a book blogger, but I used to be—for about three years—and I still post book reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. I also help authors connect with book bloggers every day. I’m an author myself, after all. I know how… Continue reading #MondayBlogs So, You Want To Be A Book Blogger