Shannon Stacey

Archive for September, 2011

The Short Kid (kind of) rocks the ‘eighties

The Short Kid’s school does this fun thing toward the end of the Friday school day. Different activities and whatnot that enable the kids to mingle with kids in other classes. And, this year, they have themes. Last Friday’s was “Show Your Sports Spirit”. No problem. All I had to do was make sure his Patriots jersey was in the clean laundry basket, not the dirty laundry basket.

Today? The 1980s. WHAT?

I don’t happen to have any boys-size-12 acid-washed … Read More »


I’m pretty blown away by the low prices on the new Kindle line-up. I’m debating on buying the wi-fi Touch model for my husband for Christmas and I’d like to buy my mom the 3G Touch model, but I have to make sure she’d use it first. A base model for $79 is a brilliant move on Amazon’s part and, if I didn’t have an iPad, I’d be all over that Kindle Fire tablet.

How about you guys? Anybody … Read More »

Relaxing in the garden…or not

Here is a photo of part of my neighbor’s garden:

Isn’t it beautiful? Don’t you want to sit on the bench and relax for a while?

Here’s part of my garden:

This is not a place for relaxation. This is where things come to die.

Every year I swear I’ll tend it to next year. Every year I remember I hate being outside, hate bugs, don’t particularly care one way or the other about weeds and…everything dies. Sad, really. … Read More »

Back cover copy!

Here’s the official back cover copy for Mistletoe and Margaritas, releasing December 5th from Carina Press!

Heating up the Holidays

Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she’s not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didn’t expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.

Justin McCormick has loved Claire since the moment he first saw her, but his best friend

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Whiskers on puppies and warm woolen mittens

Yes, I’m aware I totally botched those song lyrics, but we’re not getting a kitten. We’re getting a puppy. And I really have no need of bright copper kettles.


I tweeted this picture Saturday, but for the non-tweeting folks (or tweeting folks who don’t follow me, which is okay, too), here’s an updated photo of Baby Boy Stacey at almost 4 weeks old:

I can already tell I’m going to have my hands full with this little guy because … Read More »

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