Shannon Stacey

Recapping and a SSKPoD hint

I can’t believe it’s Tuesday again already. The weekend was a little crazy. My son turned sixteen, which I might still be a little bit in denial about. Saturday we drove him to my mom’s in Maine so they could head out for another reenacting adventure and we won’t see him again until Sunday night. The short one got a little overcome by the heat while at my mom’s, loading three people’s worth of 18th century camps into one minivan, and we had to nurse him back to New Hampshire with the air conditioning on high and me telling him to take another small sip of water every mile and a half. I was hypothermic, but he bounced back.

New photo on my bio page. Hate having my picture taken, so that was the single most stressful thing I’ve dealt with all month. (Which, I suppose, makes me very lucky since there are far worse things.)

What am I working on…edits for my upcoming Christmas novella from Carina Press, Mistletoe & Margaritas. And I’m working on the Super Secret Kowalski Project of Doom. Want a hint?

He was a man, goddammit. He’d joined the Marines and he’d gone to Viet-fucking-nam, where he got himself shot in the last week of his thirteen-month hitch and then sent home. For what? So his old man could boss him around and punish him like a goddamned kid? He didn’t think so.

7 comments to “Recapping and a SSKPoD hint”

  1. library addict
      · July 26th, 2011 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Ooh, a Super Secret Kowalski Project of Doom! Yay! Is this the story from the DABWAHA (or however it’s abbreviated, I can never remember)?

    And your picture is lovely.

  2. Carin
      · July 27th, 2011 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Oh! Oh! Is this the Kowalski Dad&Mom/Aunt&Uncle story? Oh, that would be too wonderful!

  3. Shannon
      · July 28th, 2011 at 8:47 am · Link

    You’re both right. It’s the DABWAHA-promised epilogue about Joe and Keri’s daughter being born, but also Leo and Mary’s story. I’m really excited about it and, even though it’s challenging me a bit, I think it’s going to be a nice short story for Kowalski readers!

  4. Laura (in PA)
      · July 28th, 2011 at 9:11 pm · Link

    Yay! That’s gonna be fun.

  5. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · July 31st, 2011 at 4:09 pm · Link

    It’s funny how many things we’re both enduring at the same time. I, too, have been in revision mode (not surprising for authors with busy careers, of course), but my daughter turned 16 this month and I had to get my author photo done, too! Man, that was torture. TOR. TURE. I hope they come out okay, because I’m not doing it again for at least another 10 years.

    I like yours a lot! Very good fit for your personality. :)

  6. Shannon
      · August 2nd, 2011 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Your shots came out wicked good!

    (Children turning sixteen is just cruel, says me.)

  7. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · August 2nd, 2011 at 9:29 pm · Link


    And it is cruel! I didn’t get bothered by the whole driving thing until I actually had to start teaching her. gah!

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