Shannon Delany

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Shannon 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 Textnovel.com .

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 werewolves seem, the grief Shannon used to build Jess’s character is something she personally experienced with the loss of her own mother. Focusing on Jess
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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...
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“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.'
'What?"'
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.”
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Takatsu 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!
Fhalin
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So glad you loved 13 to Life! <3 I hope the new year treats you wonderfully!


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


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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