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May 2008 

Venus makes a comeback!

Happy Spring!   I just celebrated my 22nd wedding anniversary it any wonder I love to read and write romance? 

The new mass market version of VENUS ENVY is in stores now, and it's beautiful!  The new cover just snaps off the shelves.  I hope you've all had a chance to pick up a copy. If not, you can purchase from any of the on-line booksellers, or your local book store. If they aren't carrying it, do me a favor and ask them to.  The more sales, the more chance we all have of getting more Venus books.    

Well, VENUS ENVY is doing so well, that Tor has asked for another book!  VENUS GUY TRAP will come out in early 2009.  Watch for more details to come!  I'm so excited to be working with Venus you all know she's very vocal. :-) 

Summer's coming and bringing a lot to my household...we're in the process of buying a new house, which is always fun, but also a big chore. Does anyone actually like packing up a house? Especially one that has been lived in for 12+ years?  Not me, I'll tell you that. 

At the end of July, I'm headed for the National Conference for Romance Writers of America, and I can't wait!  I missed last year's fun, but couldn't miss the week in San Francisco this year. 

Also, I apologize for not updating much lately, either here on on my blog.  Times are crazy busy with my day job, as well as my writing for, which incidentally was purchased by Disney Family at the beginning of the year.  How cool is it to get paychecks from Mickey Mouse? 

Well, back to writing.  Venus waits for no one.  Please join my spam-free newsletter, if you'd like to be kept more up to date to what's going on with me.  I update that marginally more often than I update here.  Ha!  Sorry!   



Advanced praise for Venus Envy:

"Take some Greek mythology, add a dash of fairy tale and a big dollop of COSMO, and you get the Chick Lit cocktail that is VENUS ENVY -- a cute story for anyone who's ever gotten in her own way when it comes to love." --Cathy Yardley, author of COUCH WORLD and TURNING JAPANESE

"Loved it from the first line. One of the most fun debuts I've read, full of delightful snark and lots of heart!"     --Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date and Love You To Death


Photo by Heather McCrone

New or Improved!

03.20.2008>  News!  Venus Guy Trap coming in Spring 2009!

06.29.2007>  Added Venus Envy's new Mass Market cover

02.18.2007 >  Updated the links page and the home page "monthly" letter.

12.27.2006 >  Latest newsletter sent!  To sign up and avoid missing any Shannon McKelden or Venus Envy news, click the link on the right side of this page.

12.26.2006 >  VENUS ENVY in stores today!

12.21.2006 > Added Promo page with all the buzz about Venus!

12.21.2006 >  Added Appearances and Events page.  If you're in the Seattle area, you can get your copy of VENUS ENVY signed by yours truly!


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