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Shanna Swendson

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Once upon a time ...

A little girl learned to amuse herself by making up stories in her head. She turned everyday activities into exciting adventures, and she made up new adventures for characters from her favorite movies, TV shows and books. Then one day she realized that if she wrote down those stories, she'd have a book! But that was crazy, she thought. Real people don't become novelists. That was like deciding you were going to be a movie star. You couldn't just go and do it.

But, it turns out, you can, and she did. She realized her dream of becoming a novelist and seeing her stories in bookstores.

And then she started to wig herself out by writing about herself in the third-person.

This is her story.

The Novelist's Journey

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My new website is up and running, and from now on, my blog will be posted there. You can find it at http://shannaswendson.com/blog/

I may not be posting daily, just when I have something to say. When I have a news announcement, you'll find that on the front page of the website:
http://shannaswendson.com/

For now, most of the content is the same as on the old site, but I'll be adding more to it. Read more of this blog post »
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Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere by Mike Carey
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The Accidental Sorcerer by K.E. Mills
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I found this book when I was reading the publisher's blog, looking for posts by an editor I was going to meet at a conference, and saw information about upcoming releases, which included a book called Witches Incorporated. I tend to notice anything t ...more
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I think I may like this, the second book in the Rogue Agent series, better than the first. The first book was setting up the situation, but then this one was more of a fun adventure that got to play with the characters and situations I fell in love w ...more
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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I first read Jane Eyre (or part of it) before I started fifth grade when I was given a copy of a "children's version" of it. I don't recall whether or not they edited the actual writing, but the children's version only covered the part of the story w ...more
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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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The Graveyard Book certainly deserves all the awards it received. It's a truly lovely book. It starts mostly as a set of connected short stories, so I could read a chapter as a break from doing other stuff, but then it all starts to come together and ...more
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This series has one of the more interesting magical systems I've seen. Many objects, both living and inanimate, have their own spirits, some of which are fully awakened and some of which are dormant. The wizards in this world are those that can hear ...more
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“Did someone actually have to do bad things to be a bad boy, or was it all about the potential? If it was the potential that counted, then maybe it was the restraint that was so sexy, knowing that he could do something dangerous and powerful but had the restraint not to.”
Shanna Swendson, Enchanted, Inc.

“But when I clicked over to my e-mail program, it was just another “great opportunity” spam, this time adding the words “don’t delete!” to the subject line. With a sense of perverse satisfaction, I deleted it. It was probably the only act of rebellion I’d get away with all day.”
Shanna Swendson, Enchanted, Inc.
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“Ruling the world is overrated. It would really cut into your leisure time.”
Shanna Swendson, No Quest For The Wicked

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