Location: Southside Mall; 5006 State Highway 23; Oneonta, NY (in front of the Cinema)
Meet local author Shannon Delany and have your copy of her debut young adult paranormal novel, 13 to Life, signed while you wait in line to see Eclipse at the Southside Mall Cinema in Oneonta!
Team Jacob? Team Wolf? 13 to Life (published by St. Martin's Press and the first in a series) is a tale of teenage love, loss and--oh, yeah--werewolves!
Shannon will be signing books from 7-9pm. Event hosted by Southside Mall's Borders Express.
About the book:
Everything about Jessie Gillmansen’s life changed when her mother died. Now even her hometown of Junction is changing. Mysterious dark things are happening. All Jessie wants is to avoid more change. But showing a hot new guy around Junction High, she’s about to discover a whole new type of change: Pietr Rusakova is more than good looks and a fascinating accent—he’s a guy with a dangerous secret. And his very existence is sure to bring big trouble to Jessie’s small town. It seems change is the one thing Jessie can’t avoid…
About the author:
Shannon Delany has written stories since she was a child. She began writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill during a family vacation. In 2008 her greatly abbreviated version of 13 to Life (written in just five weeks) won the grand prize in the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world through Textnovel.com.
Shannon was thrilled when St. Martin’s Press offered her a contract for a series about her 13 to Life characters. She expanded on the cell phone novel version, adding the subplots and characters she didn’t have time to during the contest. As paranormal as werewolves seem, the grief Shannon used to build Jess’s character is something she personally experienced with the loss of her own mother. Focusing on Jess and Pietr’s story of loss, love and dramatic and dangerous changes, Shannon came to better grips with her own struggle. The resulting novel has earned her praise from the authors she respects most.
Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in upstate New York.