Shannon Stacey

Archive for March, 2011

Editing and social media

On Tuesday, I blogged about the question, what are edits like?. Today, I have a related topic, but this one’s far more opinion-based. (As in, this is what I think, but you can and should do whatever you want because what the hell do I know?)

I received an email from a friend wanting to know the real title of Title B (see Tuesday’s blog post via the above link if you haven’t already read it) (and, no, I’m … Read More »

Big eyes and model trains

So, you know how I didn’t get my Christmas tree taken down until February 13th? Well, this morning I realized I haven’t charged the battery in my camera for a while (because I haven’t been using it) and I should check on that. Guess what I found… Christmas pictures! I’m right on top of things, huh?

This one cracked me up:

It’s some kind of model Amtrak diesel engine…thing.

My husband’s always been a model railroader, and it’s been fun … Read More »

Yours By Design cover copy!

The official “back” cover copy for Yours By Design landed in my inbox yesterday!

Sean Kowalski no sooner leaves the army than he’s recruited by Emma Shaw to be her fake fiancé. Emma needs to produce a husband-to-be for her grandmother’s upcoming visit, and, though Sean doesn’t like the deception, he could use the landscaping job Emma’s offering while he decides what to do with his civilian life. And, despite his attraction to Emma, there’s no chance he’ll fall for

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What are edits like?

Having just finished edits on Yours By Design Yours To Keep, I was asked a question I’ve been asked before, usually by aspiring authors or new authors stalking their inboxes, waiting for their first round of edits. What are edits like? I’ve seen others answer the same question and the answers are often similar in vague, possibly frustrating ways. It varies by author. It varies by editor. Both true but, more importantly, it varies by book.

Angela JamesRead More »

Housekeeping, the jinx and Operation Auction

First, a brief housekeeping note. Made some changes with regard to the blog and commenting should be much faster now. (As for housekeeping with regard to my house…not so much of that going on. My husband can attest to that.)

So yesterday I blogged about how spring was springing and how we were giving the truck a good washing to rinse to the road salt off. You would think I’d know better than that by now. Or as TK said, … Read More »

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