Shannon Stacey

Archive for August, 2010

Who let the dogs…in?

As most of you know, I have two cats (one of whom thinks she’s a puppy) and a Shih Tzu (who thinks she’s a cat), so wee little animals and their not-so-wee-little personalities are part of the fabric of my daily life. And yet, none of my characters have had pets (unless you count Adam’s horse in Taming Eliza Jane and Becoming Miss Becky.

That’s probably not a bad thing. Can you imagine Gallagher in No Surrender—out in … Read More »

The dastardly downside to digital

I might have mentioned I managed to pawn my nook off on my husband. Since I thought he would be the last person on earth to embrace digital reading, this was quite an achievement.

Earlier this evening, he finished reading No Mercy by John Gilstrap. I’d loaded it onto the nook because Barnes & Noble had it for $3.99 last Friday (it still is, actually), I assume to promote the newly released second book, and I thought he might like … Read More »

Why I’ve reluctantly forsaken Scrivener

One of the first things I did when I went Mac in January was download the free trial of Scrivener. This was followed shortly thereafter by the full purchase.

Scrivener is a beautiful, beautiful thing. Especially if, like me, you write out of order. I’m not going to give a big run-down on the program because it’s all at their website, but being able to drag and drop scenes or pieces of scenes into the right order was … Read More »

Off into the shaky sunset

When we bought SK a new ATV, one of the more important features on our checklist was headlights. (Well, technically they’re called daytime running lights so as not to encourage the little ones to run amok in the dark.) Now that he has the lights, we were able to trek into town for supper, knowing that toward the end of the ride it wouldn’t be full dark, but getting dark enough to be a little exciting if you’re nine.

As … Read More »

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