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….

So, you want to write a book…

  I think the question that I, and probably most writers, get frequently is how do I write a book. I must confess that I’m not sure how to answer that question. I kind of feel like, in the words of my dad, you either poop or get off the pot. I’m sure there are…