Glad you could join us, Shannon. First question:
What books have fortified you as a writer? How?
Shannon: GMC: Goals, Motivation, & Conflict by Debra Dixon. An agent suggested this book to me years ago. At the time, it was out of print and a used copy was $19.99. I had just quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom, and that seemed like way too much to spend for a used book. A few years later, a multi-published author did a paid critique for me at a writers conference and she suggested the same book. I gave in and bought it.
How? It strengthened my characters and my books. If I get stuck, I go back and look at my GMC. Sometimes I tweak it, and sometimes it just gets me back on track.
I’ve heard a lot about that book. I need to check it out…
What secret talents do you have?
Shannon: I’m very crafty, and most people who know me know that. Although I used to crochet and cross stitch, I just don’t have the time or patience for it anymore. My crafting these days consists of quicker, less detailed projects.
I bet you love Pinterest then 🙂 Last question:
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Shannon: Probably chicken enchiladas, mexicorn, and homemade salsa. It’s my go-to meal for company.
I love homemade salsa! Thanks, Shannon, for dropping by…
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Sept 12 & 15 – http://www.shannonvannatter.com/blog
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Sept 16: http://www.jamesrcallan.com/blog/
Sept 27th: http://brendaandersonbooks.com/blog/
The Cowboy Next Door
A charming cowboy moving in next door shouldn’t be bad news. But veterinarian Ally Curtis knows Cody Warren—she’d never forget the boy who left her when she needed him most. Cody is doing everything he can to show his beautiful neighbor he’s not the wild bull rider he once was, from helping her find homes for her beloved strays, to protecting her when her business is threatened. But Cody has a secret that keeps him from fully reaching out. Yet as they continue to work together to promote her shelter, he can’t keep himself from hoping that Ally might have a home for him…in her heart.
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Award winning, central Arkansas author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife. She once climbed a mountain wearing gold wedge-heeled sandals which became known as her hiking boots.
She has twelve published titles and is contracted for three more. Her books are available at christianbook.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, harlequin.com, and barbourbooks.com. Learn more about Shannon and her books at http://shannonvannatter.com and check out her real life romance blog at http://shannonvannatter.com/blog/ with weekly book giveaways.