I'm shivering with anticipation. In a few days, I'll be attending the Killer Nashville International Writers Conference, where I'll be pitching my new cozy mystery, Gimme Shelter: Heather Daniels, a local news anchor who was born missing a foot, leaves television behind to rescue animals. She’s landed her dream job as the new Executive Director … Continue reading Killer Nashville!
Suzanne Hodsden (http://zannahsue.wordpress.com/) tagged me for the Writer's Blog Tour. This tickles me beyond any rational reaction, because Suz has an MFA in literature and her short story was a finalist for the Jack Dyer Fiction Award. That she considers me a writer makes my brain run around in its little hamster ball like Rhino from Bolt. … Continue reading Blog Tour 2014: The Writing Process
It's official! "Choose Death" has been published in March, 2014 Issue #26 of NewMyths.com, a quarterly ezine by a community of writers, poets and artists. I'm so honored to be included as one of their contributors, and I am very grateful to its editor Scott T. Barnes for being the first to accept my writing for … Continue reading Speculative Fiction Short Stories
I’m very excited about the upcoming publication of two speculative fiction shorts I’ve sold. These stories could not have been written without the support and input of the talented artists in the Akron Writer's Group. “Devil At The Crossroads” by Shannon Waller Colton is a dim-witted, small-time criminal who steals a compass that will lead … Continue reading Advance praise for short stories by Shannon Waller
The Awakening, my most recent novel, made the first two cuts of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The three reviews made me optimistic about the book's future in the publishing business. Here is my pitch, which put The Awakening in the top 2,000 of the 10,000 entries. Book Description Publication Date: March 12, 2013 Amazon … Continue reading My urban fantasy novel made it to the quarter-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award