Hey, everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? As promised, though, I only send out a newsletter when I have news…and I finally have news!
(Okay, so I have a lot of news.)
B&N Signing on September 23
Tomorrow, I’ll be signing books and talking about writing YA for Barnes & Noble’s second-annual BFest! If you’re in the Kansas City area, come on out to Zona Rosa at 2:30 PM, have a pumpkin spice latte, and chat with me. (I might also bring free swag.) Special thanks to the Zona Rosa store for having me back! I'm so excited!
Bad Bloods Audio Book
Bad Bloods: November Rain is officially available as an audio book! This is my first audio book, so I’m ridiculously excited. Check it out on Audible. The narrator, Jonathan Johns, is amazing. In fact, in order to get the characters *just* right, he had the opportunity to learn some behind-the-scenes info no one else knows. So I hope you’ll check it out and enjoy it!
Please leave a review, too!
You know how I’m on a social media hiatus until October? Well, that’s changing. I’m coming back early. Why? Because I am one of the featured authors participating in the Fall 2017 YASH Hunt! Here is the official announcement.
What is the YA Scavenger Hunt?
It’s an awesome blog hop that features over 100 authors, and you get to win a stupid amount of prizes. (Not going to lie, I totally enter this every year as a reader, so I’m super thrilled to be an author this year.) I am on the Purple Team! The blog hop runs between Oct 3 – Oct 8, so be sure to visit my website - www.ShannonAThompson.com - to enter. If you can’t wait to get involved, you can vote for Minutes Before Sunset on this Goodreads Listopia list.
A Not-So-Great SAT Update
I am working hard at setting up publications for 2018, I promise, but I have to be honest about something else. I’m not sure if I’ll publicize it on my other channels yet or not, but I’m having some health issues. I’m not dying or anything, so please don’t worry too much, but I don’t want to share details. That being said, I find out in March if treatments are working. Until then, I’m hanging on. I will let everyone know as soon as I know about more publications, but please understand if 2018 isn’t very exciting. I really need to concentrate on my health. But, hey, I received my author copies of
Bad Bloods: July Thunder and Bad Bloods: July Lightning! I hope you're enjoying the newest duology in the Bad Bloods universe! If you're curious what happens next in the Bad Bloods series, I have been working on the next books. October Blood and October Bone are told by Ami and Skeleton, and focus largely on the Highlands after a certain (very important) character is killed. But that's all I'm saying for now. If you love this series, be sure to share it and leave a review. Every review helps me more than I can express. In fact, if you're a blogger and interested in reviewing Bad Bloods, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com for a review copy!
This month I went on my first writing retreat with SCBWI. We went to a monastery in Northern Missouri, and aside from getting caught in the worst thunderstorm of my life during the drive back, I had a freakin’ blast! I LOVED having no access to the Internet for three days. And I met some amazing people. They really helped me make some fantastic decisions on the toughest manuscript I’ve ever written. (No, seriously, my latest project is insane.) I also had a chance to finish reading some awesome books, so I thought I'd share a photo of my most recent YA reads. I highly recommend them all!