Some things never get old

One… Two… Three! My author copies arrived this week — always a banner day! This means I finally get to share my new “baby” with family and close friends. And place a copy where I can look at it often, like any proud mama. For authors, books really are our babies. We pour our hearts

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Absolutely

3-2-1 Truly! Part Two: Beginnings

The countdown to Really Truly, my third Pumpkin Falls mystery, continues today with a peek at how the series came about. It’s a bit of a tale, so buckle up. . . . Absolutely Truly, the first book in the series, sprang to life because of a happy convergence of several factors: A long-cherished desire

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3-2-1 Truly!

Or should I say, 3-2-1 REALLY TRULY? My next Pumpkin Falls mystery is due to hit bookstores in three days, and I think some festivities are in order! How about we start with a conversation between me and my main character, Truly Lovejoy, to kick things off? The two of us talked on Zoom –

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Fan mail Friday

The connection between reader and writer is a special one, isn’t it? I ponder it often. In a way, reading a book is a long conversation between the writer and the reader — at least I like to think of it that way.

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Yours Truly is here!

Actually, it’s been here for a while… but we still need to celebrate, right? How does a giveaway sound? Good? OK, then, let’s do it! I have two copies of YOURS TRULY to give away. It’s the second in my Pumpkin Falls mystery series featuring middle school private eye Truly Lovejoy and her family. This time

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Behind the scenes with Shannon McManus … and a giveaway!

You all thought I’d forgotten about Becca, didn’t you? Not a chance. This brings to a close my blog interviews with the five amazingly talented voice actors behind the audio versions of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series (brought to you by Ideal Audiobooks — three cheers for Ideal!). You’ve heard from Emma (Amy Rubinate), Jess (Cris Dukehart), Cassidy (Kate Rudd), and

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