Shana Norris's Blog

February 9, 2016

Hi, guys! I’m SO excited to announce that my 10th book THE TRUTH ABOUT BOYS is available today! Check out the details about it and where to buy it below. Plus, check out details on how to get a FREE ebook copy of THE BOYFRIEND THIEF!

14477713917096 guitar strings. 2 boys. 1 summer to let it all go.

The summer before college, Kate Watts wants to do three things: make music, hang out with her best friend Ashton, and scoop ice cream. With an ailing grandfather, a flaky mom who shows up once every who-knows-...

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Published on February 09, 2016 14:48 • 42 views

January 1, 2016

Happy 2016, y’all! I didn’t stay up to ring in the new year, I was at home in bed asleep. It was nice! ;)

I’ve been working on this post for a few days and this seems like a great time to post it, with people looking for new starts for the new year. Why not have a new start at your wardrobe?

I like to think I’m a pretty simple girl–I enjoy knitting, sewing, cross stitch, growing my own food, raising chickens for eggs and meat, canning and preserving food. But one thing I have always loved beyo...

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Published on January 01, 2016 02:54 • 22 views

December 16, 2015

Hey, guys! It’s been a long time since I posted here. I’m not great at keeping up a blog, but I’d like to try again.

I do have some things to update you about. For the last two and a half years, I’ve been dealing with panic attacks and anxiety. It started suddenly, with no warning and no explanation as to what was causing it. So I had to work through living with that while also keeping up my freelance work, then my part time job as secretary at my church, and writing my books.

I learned to li...

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Published on December 16, 2015 13:06 • 17 views

February 11, 2015

I’m so excited to announce that my next book is now available to buy in ebook format!


4 wheels on a rusty truck. 2 gray eyes. 1 secret that could ruin everything.

All Hannah wanted was a summer break from being “perfect Hannah Cohen” and a chance to forget about the devastating family secret that could ruin her seemingly perfect life. So when she takes off for her eccentric aunt’s house in the mountains of North Carolina and everyone makes one big (wrong) assumption about her past, Hannah figur...

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Published on February 11, 2015 07:06 • 50 views

January 5, 2015

I’m SO excited to finally get to share this news…

The Rules of You and Me is being re-released this year with a new title, new cover, AND new scenes!!

Paper Lantern Lit’s publishing line The Studio, which re-released The Boyfriend Thief, will be releasing it on February 10, 2015, as The Secrets Between You and Me.

Check out the cover reveal on YA Highway!

Ahhh! I love it!

And if you follow that link, you’ll also find a link to read the first two chapters over on Wattpad!

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Published on January 05, 2015 15:08 • 37 views

April 7, 2014

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you’ve probably seen the news already. But if not, here it is:

The Boyfriend Thief is being re-published by The Studio, a brand new digital publishing imprint created by Paper Lantern Lit!

If you’re not mixed up in the YA publishing world, you may not know what Paper Lantern Lit is. It was created by editor Lexa Hillyer and bestselling author Lauren Oliver. It’s what’s known as a “book packager.” They create ideas for books, hire writers to write th...

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Published on April 07, 2014 06:10 • 97 views

March 17, 2014

Got some questions you’ve always wanted to ask me? About my books, my writing, or myself? I’m doing a live chat tonight with Rachel from Reading in Twilight. It starts at 7:00pm Central Time/8:00pm Easternover here. You can send in your questions for me by using the hashtag #ShanaLiveChat on Twitter.

Hope you’ll join us there!

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Published on March 17, 2014 05:05 • 56 views

February 28, 2014


Have Spring Break on the brain? Need a new bikini or some dough for sunscreen? How about a $500 gift card from the retailer of your choice? You’re just in luck. The authors of Text Me are offering a deal you don’t want to miss. Help Text Me hit the bestsellers lists and earn a chance to win BIG! As of now, we will give away a $50 gift card aftermidnight on March 25th.

If Text Me hits the top 1000 on Amazon the prize jumps to$100!

If Text Me hits the top 500 on Amazon the prize jumps to$250!

If T...

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Published on February 28, 2014 06:39 • 60 views

February 24, 2014

Text Me: 8 Novels of First Love just got a brand new makeover to help chase away the winter blues!

Text Me

Remember, you can get EIGHT full-length young adult books in this one package, which is still just $0.99! It would cost you over $20 to buy each one separately.

Like Mermaids? SURFACING by Shana Norris

Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordi...

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Published on February 24, 2014 07:08 • 48 views

February 19, 2014

Hey, guys! Today I’m excited to feature Initiate by Tara Maya on my blog! Read on for more information about this book and an excerpt.


The Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya



Dindi can’t do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to...

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Published on February 19, 2014 04:13 • 50 views