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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Year's Revolution

Yep. I stole that blog title from the cute commercials for.. um... actually I don't even know what they're selling. I just know the kids are cute. No joke. I asked The Husband what the commercials were for so I could post it here and we had to have a serious mental powow to figure it out. (The Husband finally remembered!)

So, back to business.

Among many other resolutions that I probably won't be keeping this year, I'm going to try to blog at least once a week... wait... once every two weeks? Ugh. I'm an awful blogger you guys. Even when I've got books and things coming out I can't do it.

Here's how it goes.

Me: "Hey "The Husband", I'm going to go do book stuff for a bit! I'm even going to blog!"

The Husband: "Okay. I'll be doing the dishes and being wonderful." (A lot of times that really does happen. Hence why he's THE Husband).

Me: "Well, I have to get on Facebook so I can market. Oh my GOSH! Look at those cats trying to squeeze into bowls! Who posted this? Wait, how did I get on Youtube? Is that a Captain Swan fan video? Yes please! Oooo with a link to Tumblr? Oh that reminds me, I need to send Ashlee this Captain Swan gif. That means I need to get on Hotmail. Hey look there's a new e-mail about...."


That's how my "Marketing" goes. Which is why blog posts usually go out the window, because by the time I've finally exhausted the internet's cat videos and Captain Swan tributes, I need to go to bed and my blog is still just sitting there on an open tab. Who am I kidding? I only opened the tab in the first place to pretend I was going to blog.

But all of that is about to change!

Want to know why?

Because you guys will make me post! Okay. That's a lie. But still. It sounded good.

But really. I'm going to try to be better about keeping up with this blog. Especially because my favorite book I've ever written in the history of all the books I've ever written is coming out in a month!

I know it's probably poor author etiquette to have a "favorite" book but I don't care. This one is my favorite. Just don't tell the others.

Plus I may have hidden "Pwned" and "The Breakup Artist" Easter Eggs in this one. So be ready for that!

And be ready for some serious dysfunctional "relationships".

Go check out the Goodreads page here!

And check back for updates (that I'm actually going to post) about the launch party and other fun things!

Until next time,



  1. You have brilliant marketing skills. They sound remarkably like my writing process. Haha!!

    Xoxo, Inky(aka Hannah)

    1. Shhhh! If people know how amazing my marketing is they'll try to steal my techniques!

  2. Found out about your book from the Merp Squad. This sounds like a seriously great read!

  3. I really like your marketing approach, Shannen! It makes people anticipate the release of your up and coming books more! Anyway, I think you can also use your Twitter and other social media accounts to plug them, since you already have many followers and fans. Maybe do a video of a chapter tease, or just show the new covers of your new works and your WIPs. Doing so will surely make them eager to have another series.

    Karla Walker @ Streetsmart Marketing