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Shannon A. Thompson {Showcase}

This Thursday’s showcase can truly go to none other than Shannon A. Thompson. Mainly, Shannon has been a blogging/author inspiration to me in different forms AND she also has a new release available today. Yes, TODAY! Seconds Before Sunrise is the sequel in her Timely Death Trilogy and I am certain is going to draw twice as much attention.

When most authors get above 5,000 followers, let alone above 10K, the responses and replies get fairly limited or sporadic at best. Shannon has amused my questions and responded to every email I’ve sent her, thankfully! A published author since the young age of 16, Shannon continues to foster stories and work toward a personal goal of opening an affordable art school (help her out).

So, go buy her books and if nothing else, check out her site. I have peppered various links below for your amusement:

Amazon

GoodReads

WordPress

Facebook

Twitter: @ShanAshleeT23

Instagram

YouTube

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I may have gotten link happy…


 

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Jeyna Grace {Showcase}

This Thursday, I am showcasing one of my very first bloggers that I actually followed. Jeyna Grace is a fabulous author and blogger, releasing weekly posts of her work. She has a wonderful fan faction piece for Harry Potter (CHECK IT OUT). Additionally, she releases periodic short stories and has recently started one entitled Battle for Oz: Exitium. Oh, did I mention she is currently offering the first of this series for free?? (Better CLICK HERE)

Check out her page for all the wonderfulness she provides and, as always, you can thank me later. (Oddly enough, nobody ever thanks me…)

I’ll throw this out to the Twitterverse as well since it links back to free stuff. Oh and she’s awesome, let’s not forget that.


 

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Jodie Llewellyn {Showcase}

This week’s showcase author might fall on a late Wednesday for us, but in the spirit of her timezone, this Australian native will hopefully see this post on its original Thursday.

Jodie Llewellyn is on point this week for my author Showcase. She comes from a land down under (where the woman glow and men plunder – had to get that out). She talks about a wide range of topics from a writing to fan-based questions.

I enjoyed her post from last week mainly because I like knowing perspectives of people when it comes to Self-Publishing v. Traditional. Click the link below and have a go.

Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing.

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Amanda Lyle {Showcase}

This Thursday’s showcase features a blogger that always makes me take a step back and chuckle. InsidetheLifeofMoi covers a range of topics from the Man Flu to Facebook Pet Peeves. She’s interesting to say the least and her applicable stories always provide whimsical imagery along the way. I don’t know a lot personally about this blogger past her being entertaining since there wasn’t much for contact info, but please go and give Amanda Lyle’s site a look and enjoy this all to familiar tirade on the world that is Facebook. Feel free to thank me later.

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My Wonderful, Amazing, and Talented Guest Bloggers

I’m included!! Scroll down, I’m in there. There’s even a picture. Mark your calendars, people… May 25th. Thanks, Shannon!

Shannon A Thompson

ShannonAThompson.com officially hit 16,000 followers! 

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These are purple periwinkles from http://www.democratdad.com. These little flowers will be symbolic in my upcoming novel, Take Me Tomorrow. This picture is also symbolic to how grateful I am to be continuing to grow with everyone. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for growing with me. And thank you for believing in me. My work is a piece of my soul, and I plan to share as many pieces as I can. These flowers show a sliver that will soon be exposed. Thank you for embracing it. You are as beautiful as how much these flowers mean to me. I also added an Extras page for all readers as a special “thank you.” I hope you enjoy checking it out as I release more information.

Over the next two weeks, I am signing out of ShannonAThompson.com. But don’t worry! I am not…

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Deidra Alexander {Showcase}

Blood Guardian.

The link above will take you to this week’s Showcase Blogger. I’ve gone through many tabs at Deidra’s site and love her drive as well as her ideas. Very entertaining teasers making me want to read the full book. I hope you will take the time to give her a look and you can thank me later!

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Brittany Foster {Showcase}

This Thursday’s showcase is featuring Brittany Foster. She’s a Wordsmith, it even says so on her blog. Brittany is very talented at writing, editing, blogging and marketing. This post of hers below was a great one and I couldn’t help sharing because it made me think back to my first “actual” book. Follow her along her own journey and thank me later!

Quoth The Wordsmith

4680_81036482638_4835733_n I remember my first hardcover vividly. It was around my seventh or eighth birthday, and I was staying at my grandparent’s house for the weekend, as usual. I am a child of spring, so that day the heavy warm breeze tousled the tulips and confetti bushes that sit below the old wood-framed windows and that grasp at your legs as you walk by. The sun was high and bright. One of those suns that makes water sparkle like diamonds and grass shimmer like a field of emeralds. I was a flower child, tasting the wind and taking life from the budding trees and using it to fuel my passion for making decadent mudpies.

My grandfather called me over to the basement door and, swirling and twirling, I obeyed. My grandfather (Pips, to me), is a tall man with black hair and authoritative eyebrows. He has a black mustache that sits just…

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Ryan Attard {Showcase}

This traditional Thursday, I am actually providing a two-for-one. Ryan Attard is a writer, blogger and podcaster I have come to enjoy. He has humor I can enjoy and make sure to strap in tight during podcasts as the topics come up from anywhere his mind chooses to travel. Humor is never far away, so give him a listen and follow him. His podcast in this blog is an interview with another author, Sorin Suciu who is equally hilarious. Thank me later.

Ryan Attard

Today I interview humor fantasy author Sorin Suciu, so prepare to have your mind blow and your funny-bone tickled.

This guy is one of the funniest authors out there. He’s a true artist and something of a reclusive genius, and I’ve had the pleasure of being introduced to his debut novel The Scriptlings, when my manager dumped the novel in my inbox and asked for my opinion.

Here’s what I told him: “Holy shit . . . hahahahaha . . . This is so cool . . . hahahaha . . . who is this guy? Hahahaha . . . I need to pee.”

I may be paraphrasing.

This interview went smooth and sailing, and I’ve been willing to talk to this guy since the inception of the show.

Here’s a rundown of what I blab about:

– Me and my problems, then I ask you to go buy…

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Erin Lyon {Showcase}

I know, it’s not Thursday, but I missed last week and we will be waiting on a new story a little while longer. So, it’s double-up week! This week, I am pleased to share this blog by Erin Lyon. I’ve read through her posts and I always come back feeling better about myself whether through her humor or some of her self-depreciating stories. Kind of the macabre sense of humor I carry with me at times. Strangely, I think she’d do the same. Go check her blog out, now! Thank me later.

Erin Lyon

So, the connoisseur of poor decision-making thing.  People continually seem to get a chuckle out of that line.  But a connoisseur?  Really?  Since I’m a fan of dictionaries (and had to look it up anyway to see if I’d spelled it correctly), here you go:

con·nois·seur
ˌkänəˈsər,-ˈso͝or/
noun
: a person who knows a lot about something: an expert in a particular subject

I would say I qualify.  Clearly, since I am not dead or in prison, I can laugh about most of my poor decisions. And, because I enjoy humor at my own expense, here is a sampling, in no particular order:

  1. 1993 – At 20 years old, deciding to drive to Vegas to marry a guy I’d only known for 6 months…because it seemed like a good idea at the time. (Yes, I know that I said “in no particular order” and that sure as hell seems like it would be “Number…

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