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Del Shannon

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Del Shannon is a civil engineer and works on water projects around the world, and is also an independent writer and author. He lives with his wife and two children in Boulder, Colorado.

Average rating: 4.05 · 66 ratings · 52 reviews · 4 distinct works
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4.03 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating2 editions
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"Can't wait to read this to my boys! Had Del in for an author visit in my classroom and he had them at 'Hello!' Brilliant storyline start and what a great way to express the imaginary musings of a child."
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Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon
"I can't believe it took me so long to pick up this book. Kevin's Point of View overstepped my expectations and simply blew me away. This is one book I will surely read to my kid brother, my son and even my future husband (who is in-touch with his..." Read more of this review »
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Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon
"When I first read the blurb for the book, I thought it would be a fun read. Then I saw that it was 400 pages and thought, oh crap. Anyone who knows me or reads my blog, knows that I like shorter books, between 200-250 pages, but lately all the boo..." Read more of this review »
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 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, again, Del! Oh, you're more than welcome for the review! And thank you for your compliments!! Wow. I'm really honored!! It means a lot to me that my style of writing reviews is appreciated.

About the that I know the story behind it, I feel pretty bad... That's a very sweet story! So I think I'll go back and delete the comment about the cover. You were right to use it! As for the title, well, I guess I can live with it...since someone has already commented on it, I think I'll leave that part in the review.

I hope you start working on a sequel soon, too, because I want to read more about Kevin and his crazy adventures! Oh, and I LOVED the ending of this book!!!! PERFECT!!!

Anyway, when you publish your sequel (sure hope I've convinced you!), please send me a review copy!!!


message 5: by Del

Del Shannon ps - I know you don't care much for the cover, but there is a story behind it. It was sent to me by a 12-year-old boy named Ruben Quintana. He read my book as part of a school project and sent me a thank you note afterwards, and this drawing was on the cover of the note. Inside he wrote, "I hope they make a movie of your book." I know it's not the most wonderful or dynamic artwork for a book cover, but it always reminds me that I'm writing for kids like Ruben and I need to stay true to this audience. I read that note over and over while I continued to struggle with this story because it kept me going. Beyond his name, I have no idea who Ruben is. I talked to his class once, but he never raised his hand or told me who he was. He just sent me the thank you note with the pencil sketch that's now on the cover.


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Del Shannon Hi Maria! Wow! I'm! I showed your review to my wife and we both agree that this review was probably the BEST review I've received so far. Not because of the star rating, but because of how well written it is and also your insights into the story. You seem to have caught every subtle influence and nuance I tried to include. I was especially caught off guard when you mentioned the spoofs of Saturday morning cartoons, etc. Yes, this is exactly the type of 'feel' I was trying to create in my story. One of my favorite things growing up was getting up early on Saturday's and disappearing into cartoons where everything and everyone was stereotypical, but yet deliciously fun.

Thank you for taking a chance and looking past the cover. :) I really appreciate your efforts and feel very grateful you agreed to review Kevin's Point of View.



 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, Del! Just wanted to let you know that my review of "Kevin's Point of View" is up! You can find it here:


It was great fun to read!! CONGRATS & KUDOS!! : )

message 2: by Del

Del Shannon Hi Mari! Thank you for reviewing Kevin's Point of View! Looking forward to your review. :)

 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, Del! Thanks for the friend request!! : )

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