More about Author Shannon Brown

In my previous post, I interviewed Shannon Brown who has two novel excerpts in my anthology, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES. She attends our writers group in Dublin, CA. As the teacher, I give ten minute exercises to practice what we’ve discussed. Here is Shannon’s ideas about writing with some rhetorical devices.

Disneyland is fun in the morning. Disneyland is fun in the afternoon. Disneyland is fun at night. I am one of those people who likes Disneyland and doesn’t think it’s cheesy, however, the repeating stye of writing is coming out extremely cheesy. Not Gouda at all, it’s not better with cheddar, so go tell your Uncle Jack: “Don’t show up at the party unless you brought Havarti.”

The plot of Shannon Brown’s novel, ROCK’n’ROLL in LOCKER SEVENTEEN, involves seventeen-year-oldĀ  Steven White, the biggest fan of teen idol Ricky Stevenson whose fate Steven is determined to discover. The description on the back cover states that it’s “a hilarious novel about what happens to Steven when he discovers what really happened to the missing star.”

Find it on Amazon.

 

 

Author Shannon Brown Interview

Author Shannon Brown Interview

Shannon Brown has two novel excerpts published in my anthology, WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES. One is from ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN LOCKER SEVENTEEN and the other is from her work in progress, FROM BEYOND THE MUSIC. The anthology and Shannon’s young adult novel are available on Amazon.

Here’s a short interview with Shannon.
Julaina: “Who is your favorite author?”

Shannon: “I like Nick Hornby’s fiction. Even though it’s usually set in England, his work is relatable and funny. It also makes me want to visit London.”

Julaina: “Why do you write?”

Shannon: “To get my ideas on paper and because it’s fun.”

Julaina: “Where do you like to write?”

Shannon: “Mostly in my office at a desktop computer because I hate laptop keyboards. Occasionally, I will write in longhand on the couch if I’m not in a typing mood.”

Julaina: “What are you working on now?”

Shannon: “I’m editing the prequel to ROCK ‘N’ ROLL IN LOCKER SEVENTEEN. I have the first draft completed. My other project is PARLOR TRICKED, a first book in a series about a reluctant psychic.”

Julaina: “Thanks, Shannon.”

In my next post I will give an example of Shannon’s humor.

Tri-Valley Writers High School Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

Tri-Valley Writers High School Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

Jordan Bernal, Vice President of the Tri-Valley Writers branch of the California Writers Club presented the winners of the High School Writing Contest with their awards.
Several winning students who attended read their poems and short stories.
A group photo is on Tri-Valley branch’s website: http://www.trivalleywritersdotorg.
Neva Hodges and I were judges for the short stories. We were impressed not only with the students’ writing skills, but with the topics they choose: organ transplant, abuse, ecology, bullying, poverty, anorexia, and many more.

Las Positas Anthology Celebration

Las Positas Anthology Celebration

George Cramer, Marilyn Slade, Judy Lussie, and Julaina Kleist-Corwin at the celebration for PAGES BETWEEN, Las Positas College 2014 anthology. Titles of their short stories and Marilyn’s poem that were published are:
“Too Scared” by George Cramer
“How Many Years Ago Was That” by Marilyn Slade
“Ryoichi’s Stepmother” by Judy Lussie
“George W. Did It” by Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Weekend Events Locations Corrected

Thanks to writers George Cramer and Camille Thompson for correcting the locations for this weekend. Without George and Camille, I would have gone to the wrong place on Saturday. For those who plan to attend one or both, here is the right info.

Saturday is the Las Positas College anthology launch.

Sunday is the award ceremony for the high school students who won first, second, and third places in Tri-Valley Writing Club’s writing contest.

Maybe there’s a story hidden in the error. What could happen when a protagonist goes to a wrong setting?