shannon delany

December 28, 2011

Bargains and Betrayals: Shannon Delany

We’re counting down my top ten reads for 2011 and with the year fast on the wane, we’ve got just two books left to go.  The last two slots were filled by two terrific young adult books.  Today’s entry: Bargains and Betrayals is the third novel in the series that kicked off with 13 to Life.  Written by Shannon Delany, the series offers a fresh twist on werewolves, love, angst and the power of true compassion and affection. Bargains and Betrayals Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie finds her situation to be even more dangerous than she feared. While she […]
December 21, 2010

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway: Celebrating with Shannon Delany

13 to Life What do the holidays mean in the most modern sense? Are they only an opportunity for gift-giving and -getting or a reason to argue how one religious perspective is superior to another? No. To me, Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years all share a central theme. Each one is an illustration of change. And these aren’t little changes—they are historical and cultural examples of how change can be encouraged, embraced and celebrated in our lives. Of course, being the author of the Rusakova werewolves, I tend to see change in everything. Yule. If you’re from one of […]
August 5, 2010

Better Writing through History

Spent last week in Orlando at the The Swan and Dolphin Resort in Disney World to attend the Romance Writers of America National Conference. It was my first time at such an event and boy was it a doozy. I can’t get over how absolutely wonderful it was.  So be prepared to be regaled with a few stories here and there like this one. Parade of the Paranormal Shannon Delany, the fabulous author of 13 to Life gave a smashing workshop entitled “Parade of the Paranormal”.   As a writer, it’s great to listen to the thought processes of another, where […]
March 19, 2010

I am Your Wet Blanket (or Sandy Towel)

My spring breaks were almost always spent at home or maybe (if timing and paychecks worked out) my parents (both teachers) might take my kid brother and me to a beach for a daytrip. Cape May, New Jersey was a favorite spot (and still is, but off-season) and we made it to Atlantic City once or twice. I have no wacky stories from high school or college about hitting a beach and drinking myself stupid over spring break. And since the first books in my 13 to Life series take place in the small town of Junction in fall… *shrug* […]
February 14, 2010

Young Adult Authors Say Many Lessons Learned From Love and Literature

Debut novelists in the Young Adult genre agree that the deep impact felt by teens in love too often gets overlooked by adults. Author of the popular WVMP series of adult novels, Jeri Smith-Ready makes her debut as a YA author this year with her novel SHADE (Simon Pulse; May 4). Smith-Ready recalls “hearing adults chuckle over our [teen] heartbreaks, like, “Oh, how cute. Remember when things were simple?” Losing someone you love is NOT cute or simple. It’s the end of the world.” In Smith-Ready’s exciting paranormal novel, her “main character Aura is already in love with her first […]