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Shelly Crane

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Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay-at-home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She hoards paperbacks, devours sweet tea, searches year-round for candy corn, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants, site-see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music, and, of course, loves to read, but doesn’t have much time to these days with all the characters filling her head begging to come out.

Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear
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Shelly Crane I'm currently writing the sequel to the Significance series, Undeniably Chosen! It's a spin-off from the last book, but Maggie, Caleb, and the family…moreI'm currently writing the sequel to the Significance series, Undeniably Chosen! It's a spin-off from the last book, but Maggie, Caleb, and the family are still very much present. Some people still don't know that I've already released a novella to tie the old series and the new spin-off together, Consequence! It has 2 chapters of UC in the back, so grab it!

There is no release date for Undeniably Chosen. As soon as I get closer I'll let you know. You can check my website for details.Thanks!(less)
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"Like stories about two soul mates who take on a crazy council of old coots, a mad-as-a-hatter girl out for revenge and newly forming powers?

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“You don’t love people for what they can give you. You don’t love them because of what they do for you or how good you make them look. Love is blind, love does not boast, love is not vain.”
Shelly Crane, Significance

“I saw something in you that I couldn't live without. I chose you, inside of me, and you chose me. It's not one sided, it only works when both people choose the other. You are perfect for me in every way.”
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“Because you are my significant, my soul mate. And I'm yours.”
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message 83: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Sofia wrote: "Dears Mrs. Crane,

when will Undeniably Chosen be published?"


Hi, Sofia,

There is no release date. I'm shooting for the end of the year. My website is kept up to date and is the best place to find release dates and this kind of information :) http://shellycrane.blogspot.com/p/cur...

Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane


message 82: by Sofia

Sofia Dears Mrs. Crane,

when will Undeniably Chosen be published?


message 81: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Naomi wrote: "Dear Mrs Crane, I adore your Significance series, I had a complete book hangover on them lol. I am just waiting for the 'Wide Awake' series and 'Smash In To You' my local book store are special ord..."

Aw, awesome. Thank you so much, Naomi, for that. I guarantee you it's out there. I wish you all the best!

Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane


message 80: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Grace wrote: "Bittersweet is just what it was! I am looking at IMDB everyday for new Significance news."

<3 Thanks, Grace!


message 79: by Naomi

Naomi Wilson Dear Mrs Crane, I adore your Significance series, I had a complete book hangover on them lol. I am just waiting for the 'Wide Awake' series and 'Smash In To You' my local book store are special ordering them so they may take a while (am on the edge of my seat waiting lol). Thank you for your wonderful books they made me believe, when I had lost all faith, that true love is out there you just need to open your heart to the possibility.
Thank you again
All my Respect
Naomi xox


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Shelley,

Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 77: by Alley

Alley Thank you,Shelly,for becoming my friend.I am truly blessed to have your amazing stories at my side as I work on Goodreads.Thank you,again.

HUGS AND KISSES
Alley


message 76: by Grace

Grace Valentine Bittersweet is just what it was! I am looking at IMDB everyday for new Significance news.


Lauren_stacey Oh it's bittersweet!! Significance has come to end, but what an ending!! 5 stars!!


message 74: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Lauren_stacey wrote: "I've reread all books and i am now not so patiently awaiting independence, so much so that I'm on a reading strike until the release lol I don't want any thing clouding my mind of the greatness th..."

Thank you! It's almost here!


message 73: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Lulu wrote: "i would really love to marry you!is it true that significance is being made into a movie?i peed my pant when heard that!you are my favorite author and im hmmm probly your biggest fan!i cant wait fo..."

Ha! Thank you!!


Lauren_stacey I've reread all books and i am now not so patiently awaiting independence, so much so that I'm on a reading strike until the release lol I don't want any thing clouding my mind of the greatness that is the significance series. That is all x


message 71: by Lulu

Lulu i would really love to marry you!is it true that significance is being made into a movie?i peed my pant when heard that!you are my favorite author and im hmmm probly your biggest fan!i cant wait for independence!release it!thank you so much for the significance series im so sad to see it end! you should make another series but it focuses on a different couple we havent met yet!i love the whole soul mate thing so that way i would have another couple to fill my heart!lol


message 70: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Lauren_stacey wrote: "So I'm going travelling in the next few weeks and I was planning to save re-reading the significance series for that but I can't ! I literally could not wait. So iv started already and fully intend..."

Thank you!! <3


Lauren_stacey So I'm going travelling in the next few weeks and I was planning to save re-reading the significance series for that but I can't ! I literally could not wait. So iv started already and fully intend to have read all + the new book before I leave. Though its prob for the best because if I save it ill b so caught up in the epicness of it that I won't take in any of Australia lol. Anyway that's how much I love this series. Thanks again for sharing your skills :-)


message 68: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Lauren_stacey wrote: "just wanted to say that the significance books are my absolute fav books of all time! i love them! cant wait to get my hands on the last book but im really sad its all coming to an end. im about to..."

Thank you so much!


Lauren_stacey just wanted to say that the significance books are my absolute fav books of all time! i love them! cant wait to get my hands on the last book but im really sad its all coming to an end. im about to read them from the beginning in preparation for the release. anyway thanks for sharing your epic writing skills xxx


message 66: by Denise

Denise Shelly! I loved the Significance Series, when does the last book get released?


message 65: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Kristina wrote: "Okay I already threatened Sonya about spreading lies to her kids that she wore depends if she didn't stick her well-attuned-literary nose in a certain book that I'm about to threaten you into readi..."

I have it on my massive TBR pile :) I don't know.... I heard it was a pretty emotional read. It's usually hard for me to read those. But I'll try it.


message 64: by K. D. (last edited Oct 23, 2012 11:57PM)

K. D. Grace Okay I already threatened Sonya about spreading lies to her kids that she wore depends if she didn't stick her well-attuned-literary nose in a certain book that I'm about to threaten you into reading.... Hehehehe please know I'm just dementedly playful and not being a psycho fan and fellow reader... So no Kathy Bates-Misery moments, I promise... Ahem, I digress, as usual!

The book is " Twisted " by Amity Hope

I think you will love it. It's a gut wrencher!

Twisted by Amity Hope


message 63: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Bibek wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friends request, Shelly. BTW big fan of Significance series!"

Thank you so much!


message 62: by Bibek

Bibek Thapa Thanks for accepting my friends request, Shelly. BTW big fan of Significance series!


message 61: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Fred wrote: "Love you, Shelly, thanks!"

How were we not friends already, Fred?? :)


message 60: by RaddenB

RaddenB Hey Shelly. Thanks so much for the friend add. Can't wait to check out some of the books you've written. I've heard great things about them.

Bojana


message 59: by Fred

Fred Love you, Shelly, thanks!


message 58: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Andrea wrote: "I love your books!!! You are amazing. Can not wait for the new ones to come out. You incorporate music into your books. That makes you my hero. You got me started on coldplay the scientist from w..."

That's so great! Thank you so much!


Andrea I love your books!!! You are amazing. Can not wait for the new ones to come out. You incorporate music into your books. That makes you my hero. You got me started on coldplay the scientist from when sherry played it on the piano. I would find myself reading and youtubing songs at the same time!!!.


message 56: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Kristina wrote: "Shelly, got a good book to recommend to you... captured by Erica Stevens."

I'll look it up! Thanks! :)


message 55: by Shelly

Shelly Crane A Full Bookshelf wrote: "I'm currently staring at my daunting TBR collection on my kindle (with 700+) titles, wanting to read something I know I will love, so I pulled up one of your books! When I read your books, I know t..."

Thank you so, so much!!! Honored by that statement :)


message 54: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Amy wrote: "Crane, you're brilliant! Why haven't we do this before? Thanks for the add! I can't wait to see you in July. I'll be the one holding your book. :D"

Haha! I know, right??Thanks, chick!


message 53: by K. D.

K. D. Grace Shelly, got a good book to recommend to you... captured by Erica Stevens.


A Full Bookshelf I'm currently staring at my daunting TBR collection on my kindle (with 700+) titles, wanting to read something I know I will love, so I pulled up one of your books! When I read your books, I know that no matter what I am going to love it and be extremely satisfied (and reread over all the delicious bits multiple times). So, THANK YOU! Thank you for being an awesome author who I can always depend on to tell a fantastic story.


message 51: by Amy

Amy Bartol Crane, you're brilliant! Why haven't we do this before? Thanks for the add! I can't wait to see you in July. I'll be the one holding your book. :D


message 50: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Dawn wrote: "One, I want to thank you for accepting my friendship request. I have enjoyed reading all of your books. Second, I am actually in the middle of Uprising and had to put it down for a while. It has me..."

Thank you so much!!!


message 49: by Dawn

Dawn K One, I want to thank you for accepting my friendship request. I have enjoyed reading all of your books. Second, I am actually in the middle of Uprising and had to put it down for a while. It has me on such an emotional rollercoaster that I had to take a breath. I mean, Merrick and then Cain, to be in Sherry's shoes. I would have no idea in which direction I would go!!But I have always gone for the underdog, so I would be the one sitting next to Ryan..HAHAHA.
Great writing and cannot wait for Reverance.


message 48: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Mockingjay_daemon wrote: "Hiya, Shelly!


Thanks for accepting! :D I love all your book and the fact you don't have love-triangles or all "kiss meeeehhhhh" type love. I'm not a big fan of smooshy and messed up love! "


Thank you!! :)


message 47: by Naomi

Naomi McCord Hiya, Shelly!


Thanks for accepting! :D I love all your books and the fact you don't have love-triangles or all "kiss meeeehhhhh" type love. I'm not a big fan of smooshy and messed up love!


message 46: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Alexandra (alex) wrote: "Thanks for the friendship add!

PS- you are an awesome writer :)"


Thank you so much! ;)


Alexandra  Harris Thanks for the friendship add!

PS- you are an awesome writer :)


message 44: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Ashly wrote: "I have been listening to the soundtracks you posted in the back of the books from Accordance and Defiance and I am in love! thank you so much for doing this, makes me feel a little more connected t..."

Thank you! I'm so glad you're putting it to good use! :)


message 43: by Ashly

Ashly I have been listening to the soundtracks you posted in the back of the books from Accordance and Defiance and I am in love! thank you so much for doing this, makes me feel a little more connected to the books, and I just love all the bands that you listed. Some were already my favorites but I have some new ones now too :)


message 42: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Maasa wrote: "Your books are the best. I love how they dont have any love triangles. :)"

Thank you, Maasa! Love triangles are definitely not for me ;)


message 41: by Maasa

Maasa Your books are the best. I love how they dont have any love triangles. :)


message 40: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Kailin wrote: "Thank you Shelly for your friendship. I love everyone in the Paranormal Plume Society. I'm honored to be part of it :D"

I'm so glad to have you in it! Can't wait until we can finally get together! :)


message 39: by Kailin

Kailin Thank you Shelly for your friendship. I love everyone in the Paranormal Plume Society. I'm honored to be part of it :D


Savannah Shelly, thank you for the friendship.


message 37: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Kristina wrote: "Thanks for suggesting Callum & Harper. I just now got around to reading and read it fast I did. Oh my goodness, it was goooooooood. Thanks. Keep suggesting more my dear."

You are so welcome. It was fantastic!


message 36: by K. D.

K. D. Grace Thanks for suggesting Callum & Harper. I just now got around to reading and read it fast I did. Oh my goodness, it was goooooooood. Thanks. Keep suggesting more my dear.


message 35: by Shelly

Shelly Crane Holli wrote: "Is it time for Defiance yet??? :)))"

Soon!! ;)


message 34: by Holli

Holli Is it time for Defiance yet??? :)))


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