Shana Festa

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Shana Festa was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 1976 and grew up in Northboro, Massachusetts. She currently lives in Cape Coral, Florida with her husband and two dogs, Daphne & Casey.

Shana is a registered nurse with clinical experience in mental health, geriatrics, HIV and substance abuse. In addition to her clinical background, Shana possesses over 15 years of experience with project management and data analytics.

She has been heavily involved in the collection and dissemination of the ICD-10 clinical and coding analytics across multiple projects including the NCHICA ICD-10 Pilot, the HIMSS WEDI ICD-10 Pilot and commercial testing programs.

Under her alter ego, The Bookie Monster, Shana reviews horror and paranormal books, wi
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“I made a mental note to watch Daphne at all times. I would not let her become zombie chow.”
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“I snored myself awake, jerking my head up to find the others staring at me.
"What?" I asked my mouth dry from having fallen open. Wiping drool from my chin. I couldn't help but notice the amused expression on their faces.
"It sounded like you swallowed a hairball," offered Elorie from the kitchen.
"My bad," I replied.”
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“Holy boobs!”
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“I made a mental note to watch Daphne at all times. I would not let her become zombie chow.”
Shana Festa, Induction

“I was singing the Bee Gee"s song "Stayin' Alive" in my head to keep the right pace, or so I thought. I looked up for a millisecond and caught the look on Ollie's face. Oh. My. God. I was singing out loud.”
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“The smell hit me and I recoiled from Jake. "Jesus, Jake. Why didn't you just take a shit when we stopped?" I wrinkled my nose in disgust and gave him a dirty look. "You could have at least cracked a window or something! Today is not the day for ninja fart!"
"What are you talking about? I didn't do anything."
"Riiiight. I know you let one rip." I said, dragging out the word. Daphne growled and her body went rigid in my arms. "See? Even the dog doesn't believe you! Your ass smells like death warmed over, buddy.”
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message 4: by Dale (last edited Jul 20, 2014 02:22PM)

Dale Thele Shana, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!


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


Cristina Sburlea Hi, I am organizing a giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin (there's quite the body count here), each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB wall) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/MariaCristin... or my Goodreads page blog.


Cristina Sburlea thank you for accepting my friend request :)


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