DANCING IN THE STORM Available Feb. 6, 2024

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Launching Two Books Simultaneously!

I have been so busy, and it shows no sign of letting up!

On February 20th, Amie and I held our book launch for DANCING IN THE STORM. Amie’s parents shared a slide show using pictures from Amie’s childhood, I read my Author’s Note telling how the book came to be, and Amie did a reading from the first chapter. Here’s a picture of her holding a congratulatory coffee mug!

Amie and I have been interviewed on two blogs. The first interview was with The Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. You can read it here: https://fromthemixedupfiles.com/interview-giveaway-with-amie-darnell-specht-shannon-hitchcock/

Our second interview was on Writing Teazurs with Angie Azur and here’s the link to that one: https://teazurs.blogspot.com/2024/03/interview-with-amie-darnell-specht.html

I attended the North Carolina Reading Association Conference and presented with Lester Laminack. Our presentation was about giving and receiving critiques and how our experiences translate to students.

I am thrilled by this article promoting my Appalachian series at Foothills Digest: https://foothillsdigest.com/discovering-the-magic-of-appalachiathe-world-of-author-shannon-hitchcock/?fbclid=IwAR1hRHZ_vqT77CsfLUNXfR1HTT6eIKp1nRKpevPSJjnbG2-6svQ-wjC9gfo

And speaking of my Appalachian series, reviews have started rolling in for OF WORDS & WATER! We have received positive reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal. Not to mention this one from Linda Marie Barrett, Executive Director of SIBA:

I’ll be back next month to share more marketing news. I have appearances scheduled both virtually and in-person. And finally, cross your fingers that I can pull off a major revision of one of my manuscripts!

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