Today is a big day for me. Like REALLY big. Remember this? Just under a year ago, on August 16, 2018, I signed a three-book deal with Tule Publishing. Today is the day it comes to fruition. Today, I am a published author. As you read this, my book is sitting on various phones and… Continue reading It’s Release Day!!
I've got something exciting I want to share with you all. The cover for my first book, KEEPING SCORE, is in. It's beautiful and perfect (though I may be more than a little biased) and I'm dying to share it with you. So much so that while I've scheduled to reveal the cover to the… Continue reading Calling all Super Readers! Calling all Super Readers!
Hello my awesome friends/family/followers/people who forgot they even subscribed to my blog in the three months since my last post! It's always a bit funny weird really freaking annoying when I sit myself down to do an update post (or sitting down to write anything at all). I usually spend my entire work week getting… Continue reading The Countdown Begins
So let me start by saying... Followed by... And finally... Wow, sorry about all the Friends GIFs. I guess you could say I've been watching a little too much of it the last few weeks. But seriously, is there ever such a thing as too much Friends? I mean, there's a reason it's one of the most successful… Continue reading The One Where Shannon Has Been Watching Too Many Episodes of ‘Friends’…
Can I just take a minute to say: HOLY COW!! If you've been following along on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I've had a fairly eventful week. Let's go through the list, shall we? Went to my niece's wedding last Saturday Wrote multiple chapters for my sequel Started implementing a series of changes for… Continue reading It’s official…I’m getting published!
So if you've been wracking your brain wondering why I've been pretty absent in the blogospere lately--or if you've even noticed at all--I've got just one word for you. Summer. The fun, the sun, the Georgia humidity. Seriously, who doesn't love that? Most of my friends are teachers, so for them Summer means a two… Continue reading Summertime Hustle
Happy May everybody!! So I reckon now is as good a time as any to announce it. I am officially out on submission! For those of my faithful followers who don't know what that means--I'm looking at you Mom and Dad--being out on submission just means that my wonderful agent has officially started sending… Continue reading This is the (new) writer’s life.
It finally happened. After sending my query letter and short sample to a long list of agents and receiving several polite yet disheartening rejections, I finally got a request from an agent to see the full manuscript. I remember it very clearly, rushing around the kitchen of the home I work at--daytime nanny, whoop whoop!--and… Continue reading Is this really happening?