Monthly Writing Update

Yes, it’s been forever since I have written. I have no excuses except that I have been flat out busy with life. I have so much coming up in the coming months, both personal and professional, that to sit down and compose a blog post has been difficult. So, what’s been going on… I have…

The Wicked Thorn Part One

  It’s almost here. I can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. The Wicked Thorn┬ástarted taking shape in my mind almost a year ago and to see it finally be ready to publish is insane to me. I never imagined that I would write such a novel. I was perfectly happy to continue writing in…

Q & A

Every now and then, I get emails asking me questions, and I try to answer each one in a timely manner, but I’m not always the best at replying, especially if I’m writing, or editing. Recently, one of my favorite fans, that has been with me from the start (You know who you are!) sent…

Extra! Extra!

  Yes, it has been forever since I have posted anything. I can tell you though, that I have been working like a mad woman over the past several weeks, and I can finally share some exciting news. My entire body of work will be available in print! Amazon is now printing my books for…

Writing a Stand Alone Novel vs. a Series

  “Learning never exhausts the mind.” -Leonardo da Vinci   I have written thirteen books and one cookbook. Not bad, right? Interestingly enough though, The Wicked Thorn is proving to be quite a challenge and also a great joy. It truly feels like I am starting over again in many ways. I am not writing…

Making the Superhero Leap

  “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates   “Where have you been?” “What have you been up to?” “Are you writing?” “When is your next book coming out?”   Jeez, you take a few months off… I’m joking. It…

Surrendered Moon is Released!

I am very thrilled to announce that Surrendered Moon is released and available for digital download! Writing a six book series was quite a challenge for me. The whole process took longer than I thought, but I am pleased with the end result. It’s going to be hard to close the book on this series….

What I’m Reading & Watching this Summer…

I receive a lot of questions about being a writer. One question that is almost always asked of me, is what am I reading right now and what do I recommend. I don’t like to recommend books because every person has different tastes in books and genres. I pretty much will read anything you put…

July Newsletter- First Edition

  I finally did it! I am pleased to announce that my first newsletter is ready and you can all download it as a PDF. Let me know what you think! Shannon Barczak Books 12

A Writer’s Top Ten: Behavior & Perks

I’m always excited to do a blog post with fellow writer Valerie Day Sanchez. Today we are going to explore our shared opinions on being a writer and what that means. Being a writer is like no other job. It is fraught with a plethora of emotions and quirks that are unique to the profession….