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Shannon Delany

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Shannon Delany's newest novel, WEATHER WITCH (St. Martin's Press) is already available for pre-order (which both stuns and delights Delany)!

Shannon Delany has written stories since she was a child. She began writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill during a family vacation. In 2008 her greatly abbreviated version of 13 to Life (written in just five weeks) won the grand prize in the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world through .

Shannon was thrilled when St. Martin’s Press offered her a contract for a series about her 13 to Life characters. She expanded on the cell phone novel version, adding the subplots and characters she didn’t have time to during the contest. As paranormal as werewolv

Here's what my summer schedule looks like--it's gonna be wild!

June 4th: BOOKED! with Shannon Delany on Authors on the Air... Interview with the ever-amazing Georgia McBride. Author of PRAEFATIO, editor, founder of Twitter's #YALitChat, publisher with Month9Books and all-around amazing woman--listen and call in starting at 7pm EST. (This show was so much fun and it's archived here: Read more of this blog post »
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13 to Life (13 to Life, #1)
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More books by Shannon Delany…
13 to Life Secrets and Shadows Bargains and Betrayals Destiny and Deception Rivals and Retribution
13 to Life (5 books)
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NaNoWriMo 2009: Creative License (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 04, 2009 01:43PM
Description: This has absolutely nothing to do with "13 to Life" but is my prologue from my NaNoWriMo project. In this project (overall) I mess around with a very different set of characters and circumstances (and mythos) when compared to "13 to Life." This is also still a relatively rough draft. ;-) I'm listing the genre as "Literature & Fiction" mainly because I don't see a better choice...
Homecoming Hell (a "13 to Life" excerpt) (Entertainment)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 03, 2009 06:38PM
Description: This is an excerpt from my upcoming YA novel "13 to Life" (officially releasing June 22, 2010 and the first in a series through St. Martin's Griffin). This is from Jess Gillmansen's POV.

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Weather Witch by Shannon Delany
"First things first. For those who've read Delany's 13 to Life series, this new series is nothing like it. Forget the werewolves and the teen romance. This book is edgier and a lot more mature.

That said, I recommend this book more for its amazing w..." Read more of this review »
Weather Witch by Shannon Delany
"Okay, let me just get this out first: I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH OMFG ASDFJKLDS.

Ahem. I’m done. (Not really.)

I don’t really read much steampunk, mostly just because the stars align that way when I’m book-shopping. But I saw this one in my local boo..." Read more of this review »
Weather Witch by Shannon Delany
"The story was a great delight to read, replete with crafty characters and interesting story twists. The one thing that got me, that damn abrupt ending... and no sign of the sequel in sight, other than a notation on Goodreads. I need the sequel! Yo..." Read more of this review »
date: June 30, 2013 11:00AM
location: ALA Chicago, Chicago, IL, The United States
description: Find me at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) booth at ALA in Chicago for a signed copy of WEATHER WITCH (as long as supplies last). :)
June 2013 YA Cover Contest—Vote for your favorite!

She voted for:
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read, rate and review Weather Witch--I look forward to seeing your complete review here and (as all aut
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" Samantha,

Thank you for reading and rating Weather Witch--I appreciate you taking the time to do so. I look forward to your review and if you are inter
More of Shannon's books…
“Beauty's only skin deep.
Everybody has ugly days.
We're all made of the same stuff underneath.
Acting right is better than looking right.
Realize what make you special beyond looks.
Evil can look pretty on the outside.”
Shannon Delany, 13 to Life

“You know, considering your IQ, you're really socially retarded sometimes.”
Shannon Delany, 13 to Life

“Yes. Da,' I corrected.
'Say it again.'
His voice grew husky as he repeated his request. 'Say yes—in Russian—again.'
I blushed. 'Da,' I whispered. 'Will you teach me more Russian, Pietr?'
'Mmm, only the important words,' he promised.
I bit back my request for the three most important words to me. 'What words would you teach me?'
'Pocelujte menyah.'
'What's that mean?'
He groaned. 'Repeat it tonight and perhaps I will show you.”
Shannon Delany, Secrets and Shadows


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Takatsu SHANNON! I'm finally here, I'm glad to be able to follow and interact with you here too. Your work is amazing, keep it up and i'm looking forward to more. Hopefully we'll see Secondhand Memories on here as well :P

Shannon Delany Sangria wrote: "Thanks for your friendship, Shannon!
I hope you have a great day! :)"

Thank YOU, Sangria, for being here--I hope you find 2013 to be a wonderful year full of great books and much creativity! :)

Shannon Delany FhaL wrote: "Hi ma'am!
I just finished 13 to Life and I loved it!
Spahseebuh, for making the book!
Take Care!

So glad you loved 13 to Life! <3 I hope the new year treats you wonderfully!

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Shannon!
I hope you have a great day! :)

message 4: by FhaL

FhaL Hi ma'am!
I just finished 13 to Life and I loved it!
Spahseebuh, for making the book!
Take Care!

Shannon Delany Carla wrote: "You can just call me the Goodreads cheerleader :-p"

LOL--You are a TERRIFIC cheerleader for both Goodreads and Wolves! I so TOTALLY appreciate it! :D

message 2: by Carla

Carla You can just call me the Goodreads cheerleader :-p

Shannon Delany Hey, Jennifer! Glad to see you here, too. Once I'm done with these 1st pass pages and nearly done with my book 2 revisions... Then, maybe then, I can post some comments on books. ;-) Definitely curious to see what you're thinking about what you're reading, though! :-)

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