Elected

Behind-the-Scenes of The Elected Series

Behind-the-Scenes of The Elected Series

With the third and final book of The Elected Series, Perfected, releasing April 22nd, I thought I'd reveal some background secrets on the making of the novel and answer some frequently asked questions. First, what did it feel like to finish the series?  I wrote the epilogue to Perfected near the beginning of drafting the third book, not in chronological order, as you might have thought.  I've always known how I wanted the series to end, and once I'd written the epilogue, everything else just moved toward that conclusion.  I wrote that scene tearing-up as I typed because it felt so significant....

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THE PENDANT (prequel short story to ELECTED) out now in time for Xmas!

THE PENDANT (prequel short story to ELECTED) out now in time for Xmas!

Yay!!!  Yippee!  Woohoo!  The Pendant, the prequel short story to The Elected Series is out now, exclusively on Amazon, in time for Xmas!  It makes a great stocking stuffer (as an ebook gift certificate) and will quench your thirst for some new secrets while you wait for Perfected to release! Plus, if you're part of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, The Pendant is free! http://www.amazon.com/Pendant-Rori-Shay-ebook/dp/B019O2LNZ0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1450817794&sr=8-3&keywords=Rori+Shay Want to know what happened to Evan, Aloy's brother?  What was Aloy's mom's involvement?...

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DYSTOPIAN TRAINING…and other writing updates

DYSTOPIAN TRAINING…and other writing updates

Hi! It’s been awhile since my last post, so I want to catch you up on all the wild writing news, and tell you about…DYSTOPIAN TRAINING! Many of you know that I moved from Washington, D.C. to Seattle a year ago. It’s been a whirlwind of ups and downs in the last year. I was running a lot in Seattle, since the weather never really gets too cold in winter or too hot in summer. Perfect for running. I ran my first 5K in 8 years as the Seattle rain poured down on me. But then…duh duh duh…in April I broke my foot while carrying my daughter and tripping on a sidewalk at the library. Literally,...

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SUSPECTED RELEASES!

SUSPECTED RELEASES!

Today the second novel in The Elected Series, SUSPECTED, released in paperback and ebook across all major booksellers! Aloy and Griffin's adventures start right back up on the border between East and Mid Countries.  Their neighbor is blatantly displaying forbidden electricity, and Margareath, the spy Aloy banished to Mid, isn't quite the same as when we last saw her.... The time has finally come to find out what's happening beyond East Country's seclusion! Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Suspected-The-Elected-Series-Volume/dp/1941650422 Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/suspected-rori-shay/1121727075 iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/suspected/id987353167 Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/suspected-1 Silence...

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Spread the Word! SUSPECTED Releases on Earth Day!

Hi friends and readers, It's almost time for SUSPECTED to release across the mass markets!  That means it's coming out in vendors like Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and ibooks on Earth Day April 22nd!  If it's not on the shelves at your local bookstore, you can always get the store to order you a copy.  My publisher uses one of the large printers that all local bookstores have a relationship with: Ingram.  Where there is a bookstore, you'll be able to get any of The Elected Series books. So...amid all the presales fun with SUSPECTED, I have a blog tour/media blitz starting on Earth Day,...

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Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Many of you know that SUSPECTED is now out for pre-sale, as evidenced by the 135 copies sold already. But for those who don't know, SUSPECTED, the 2nd book in the ELECTED trilogy, is on pre-sale for one month, with all the freebies and limited edition items that entails!  My publisher conducts pre-sales through Kickstarter, and you can access that site here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/ya-fiction-from-silence-in-the-library-four-sequel?ref=nav_search  The Kickstarter involves all of Silence in the Library Publishing's winter Young Adult (YA) book sequels that are up for presale,...

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You Don’t Know What The Big Events In Your Life Will Be

You Don’t Know What The Big Events In Your Life Will Be

We don't know when what seem to be normal activities in life will end up being game-changers.  It's almost inconceivable how small decisions you make will affect the course of the rest of your entire life. I watched the movie BOYHOOD the other day and was explaining the premise to my husband tonight.  I told him the movie involved watching a boy and his family grow up over a span of twelve years.  What often seemed to be just mundane activities in one part of the movie translated into life changers one or two years later in the storyline.  Some little plot point would often  become a major...

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Writing Advice from Antha Adkins: Critique Feedback Frenzy

Writing Advice from Antha Adkins: Critique Feedback Frenzy

Antha is another sci-fi writer who's with me in the Athena's Daughters Volume 2 anthology.  She wrote the specific story called Hot Flash, which is about..."Beth Webster loved to spend cold days curled up with a good book and a toasty fire.  But when the change ignited a fire inside her, she had to find a way to shed her excess heat." Buy it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/athenas-daughters-volume-2?ref=nav_search -------------- Antha's Writing Tip From Her Own Words: I am excited to be joining Rori in the Athena's Daughters 2 Table of Contents. I believe...

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What’s the Latest with My Writing?

I promised to keep you guys informed as I do different things with this writing adventure.  So here's the latest: The sequel to ELECTED (called SUSPECTED) is due out from Silence in the Library Publishing in Feb.  That's when it goes on pre-sale with all those neat extras like the ability to get signed copies, a tuckerization, etc. A prequel to ELECTED is on sale right NOW through kickstarter.  It only stays on sale through mid January! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/athenas-daughters-volume-2?ref=nav_search  The tuckerization I offered up there went within the first...

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Athena’s Daughters Volume 2: Promoting Women in Sci-fi

Athena’s Daughters Volume 2: Promoting Women in Sci-fi

I blinked once and within the same year that ELECTED came out, I'm involved in a second book that's being published.  This next novel, ATHENA'S DAUGHTERS VOLUME 2, is an anthology of sci-fi short stories, all written by women and with women as the main characters.  The purpose of the book is to promote women in the dominantly male sci-fi genre.  All of the people involved in the book are women - from the writers to the editors to the illustrator. My story in the anthology is called "The Pendant".  It's a prequel to ELECTED, told from Aloy's mom's point of view. Ever want to know if Aloy's...

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