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  • Writer's pictureCarol Anne Shaw

It's Been a L-O-N-G Time!

Hello, all. I hope this message finds everyone well and wrapping up 2023 with a nice big bow. Speaking of years, I'm not usually a fan of New Year's Resolutions, but I might make an exception for 2024 and pay more attention to updating this shamefully neglected blog.


In other news, I have been an audiobook narrator for just over a year, have produced over twenty audiobooks and am booked until March of next year. Bringing a writer's story to life this way is an honour and privilege. So much gratitude over here.

Speaking of stories, I am still writing my own. Last month I published The Deer Trail: Little Stories with Big Hearts--a collection of short stories and flash fiction written to bust through a nasty one-year bout of Writer's Block. It's a weird little book, but if you choose to read it, I hope it touches you right in the feels. That was my goal with each story. You can find it here.


I have plans to produce an audiobook version of The Deer Trail, too, so I will keep you posted on that.


In other writing news, my next novel, SUPER NOVA, is on the home stretch. This is a story that I've had in my head for over five years now and I am determined to get to the finish line with it. My plans are to kick off the New Year with a new book. So far, so good.


Here is the final cover and the back cover blurb for SUPER NOVA:


NOVA JONES' world is becoming increasingly complicated. Not only is her mother obsessed with Kombucha, kickboxing and calories, but her brother has also morphed into a video game-addicted, mostly mute android. To add insult to injury, Nova has just discovered that Bryan, her stepfather, is having an affair.


But wait! It gets worse. Carbohydrates have become her spirit animal; her best friend is ridiculously perfect, and ... oh yeah, her school counsellor thinks Nova is some psychopath.


When Nova's mom takes a job as a fitness instructor at one of BC's most popular dude ranches, Nova is horrified—moving to a ranch? With horses? Singalongs? Cowboys, and a new school in September to boot?


Yeah, this is one trail Nova Jones has no interest in blazing!


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So, that's a little update for you. I hope to have SUPER NOVA available for pre-order soon, so I'll let you know when that time comes.


In the meantime, happy almost Christmas to you all. I hope there are many good books in your future.







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