Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Borders Bookstore; Crossgates Mall; 1 Crossgates Mall Road; Albany, NY 12203
Join debut author Shannon Delany for a reading, chat and booksigning of the first book in her teen paranormal fiction series, 13 to Life. Shannon will have special 13 to Life swag to give to readers getting their book signed!
Event hosted by Borders Bookstore.
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 authors she respects most.
Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon now lives and writes in upstate New York.