WEATHER WITCH BLOG TOUR: Guest Post from Shannon Delany

June 23, 2013
I am very excited and honored to be a part of Shannon Delany’s blog tour for her latest release Weather Witch, which releases on June 25th! For today’s stop, I have a lovely guest post from Shannon on why she wanted to be a writer. And be sure to read until of the post for a giveaway!
I’ve written ever since I learned to write my alphabet. My childhood was full of stories–my father was a history teacher who did Revolutionary War reenactment. My mother was from the deep South where story telling is an art form. My mother was also strongly Christian and loved the stories that make up the soul of the Bible so I heard those often and told many different ways. My aunt was a head librarian who took a library from being one room in a private person’s basement to being a large and modern hub of society in a bustling Virginia city.
I really never had a choice but tell stories and write. It’s an ingrained need.
For a while I wanted to be a journalist (all the while writing fiction on the side). I’ve done some pieces for newspapers and articles for magazines (and I respect true journalism) but it’s not where my heart is. If I have to tell a story I like it to be stories I create from scratch.
So my reason for writing is simply that I can’t not write. Creation is not just a want for me, it’s a fierce need.
Enter for a chance to win an amazing prize pack for WEATHER WITCH! 
  • Reply
    Jamie Manning
    June 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Us Deep South-ers are bred to tell stories, lol. And it’s so cool that your aunt created a library–awesome post! The blurb on goodreads sounds like Weather Witch is steampunk meets paranormal Victorian romance (score!). Is this combo something you’ve always wanted to write, or did the idea come to you unexpectedly?
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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