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About Jenn Flynn-Shon
Author, Jenn Flynn-Shon, writes books for people who need escape from our jacked up world. She loves an independent, sassy, strong leading lady, punchy, raw dialogue, love, mystery, and sexy meet-cutes.
She’s been writing fiction for close to 35 years and founded her micro-press, Writesy Press, LLC, in 2012 to publish her now-retired first novel, "Ripple the Twine". Since 2012, Jenn has released nine additional titles including three reference books for new fiction writers, and six fiction novellas.
Published works include the Shaw McLeary Mystery Series ("Reckless Abandon", "Reckless Hearts", "Reckless Mind"), California Dreamin' Series ("Carol + Chad 4-eva!", "Alternate Plans", "Makeup Your Mind"), "Creative Writing Kickstart" (Vol. 1 & 2), "30 Chapters in 30 Days", and "Ripple the Twine" (retired).
She struggles with cliché because Jenn loves long walks on the beach with her husband at sunset.
This biography is written in third person but, let's be honest, we all know an Indie Author writes her own bio.
Titles By Jenn Flynn-Shon
Are you new at writing a novel? Or, maybe you've started writing but need a new way to garner word count? Perhaps you’re a seasoned writer struggling to get inside the mind of one of your more complicated characters?
If you answered yes to any of those questions then you need this book!
With 30 Chapters in 30 Days your writing muscles will be working overtime but without fear of running out of words for the page.
How is that possible, you might ask?
In this book, new and seasoned writers will learn how to approach their story, setting, characters, and other elements of a novel with fresh ideas and fresh perspectives. Writing 30 chapters that move you closer to an editable novel and story full of life’s little details.
Through a number of questions, themes, and tips for chapter and scene development, this book will help you get to know your main characters as if they were some of your best friends. Your scenes will take on new depths of dimension. And your settings will almost feel like another character.
Your characters will travel, eat, drink, be merry, be afraid, and so much more.
At the end of this book you should have approximately 50,000 viable, ready-to-edit words revealing the story your characters want to tell. And this puts your work one step closer to future publication.
If you ever wanted a more in-depth look at how to get large word count on the page in a small timeframe then open this book, grab a pen and paper (or tech of choice) and start putting words down today.
In just 30 days you could have the beginnings of what could, someday, be your first best-seller!
In Volume 2 of Creative Writing Kickstart you’ll find another full year’s worth of writing prompts. That’s over 365 story starters, bits of dialogue or other pieces that can bring your fiction to life on the page.
Your fiction deserves to be written, released, read. If you don’t know where to start then you’ve come to the right place!
From the introduction:
"Writing prompts helped me when I was a first time fiction writer and I believe they can help anyone who wants to write fiction when they don’t know how to begin. Prompts will open new channels of creativity to help with your story.
At age twelve I had no idea how to write a story, how to craft characters, how to do this for a living. Now, thirty-one years later, I still use prompts sometimes if I feel stuck or blocked. Because they are a tool that can open up new channels of imagination.
And I figured, if prompts are beneficial to me, a gal with six books and a box full of finished stories under her belt, then other writers might feel the same way.
My dream is to have you access so much inspiration from the pages of this book that you never run out of stories to write. The world needs great fiction!"
Stop struggling with your stories and let these prompts help push your fiction to published!
When Chad shows up again, years later and looking to reconnect, Carol has to make a decision. The choice will set her on a course she never would have predicted back in high school. Is it a case of fate? Or will she make a fatal mistake?
“… the best one yet! It is a real page turner - couldn't put it down!”
“ Suspenseful, with characters you love and some you love to hate...and juuust the right amount of romance to leave you wanting more.”
“ I was so involved I had trouble putting it down.”
From Flynn-Shon, Author of the Shaw McLeary Mystery Series (Reckless Abandon, Reckless Hearts, Reckless Mind), the California Dreamin' Series (Carol + Chad 4-eva!, Alternate Plans, Makeup Your Mind [fall 2017]), and three reference titles (Creative Writing Kickstart Vol. 1, Creative Writing Kickstart Vol. 2, 30 Chapters in 30 Days), comes the third book in the Shaw McLeary Mysteries.
Author Shaw McLeary’s life is starting to read like a sad Chick-Lit novel. Her love life is stalled, her career is starting to suffer, and her sister, Michelle, isn’t making anything easy. Shaw gets out of Phoenix to renew her inspiration, sea-side. In Seattle, she can see her mom at the assisted living facility and make nice with Michelle. A win-win. When her mom’s next door neighbor dies, Shaw thinks nothing of it. That is until a detective at the scene starts questioning her mom about her involvement in a robbery of a ring belonging to the victim. As well as her death. But signs of dementia are showing in Betty’s answers and Shaw is afraid the detective is on a beeline path to arrest her mom. If she wants to prove her mom didn’t kill anyone, she’s going to have to explain that ring. And she might just get more help than she bargained for in proving her mom’s innocence when an old friend from home show up on her doorstep…
“The heroine, Shaw, is smart, funny, vulnerable and human in all the right places. This is a perfect book for a quick read on the beach or for a lazy weekend…”
“ It's like a roller coaster ride - so much so that, just like a riding roller coaster, I'm getting right back in line to ride/read it again.”
“ Very engaging and hard to put down!”
“ What a fun read! I was hooked right from the beginning.”
From Flynn-Shon, Author of the Shaw McLeary Mystery Series (Reckless Abandon, Reckless Hearts, Reckless Mind), the California Dreamin' Series (Carol + Chad 4-eva!, Alternate Plans, Makeup Your Mind [fall 2017]), and three reference titles (Creative Writing Kickstart Vol. 1, Creative Writing Kickstart Vol. 2, 30 Chapters in 30 Days), comes the second installment of the Shaw McLeary Mysteries.
YA fiction author Shaw McLeary is finally settling into her new life, alone. Recently divorced from Danny, now out of her life forever, Shaw tried to rekindle the spark with her old love, JJ. But the secrets he revealed forced them apart last year and Shaw knew it was time to re-focus on her life and burgeoning career. When her best friend surprises Shaw with a much-needed spa weekend, the burned-out writer finds it impossible to say no to the getaway. However, Shaw’s relaxation is cut short when the untimely death of a young, beautiful employee locks down the entire resort and she finds herself helping the detective solve the crime. That is, until JJ is standing in front of her, dividing her attention with his latest surprise. Shaw needs to figure out if she has time to solve her personal conundrum before she solves the crime, or will the killer get away while she's distracted by her lost love?
Young Adult fiction Author, Shaw McLeary, returns from Whole Foods to discover her husband, Danny, is gone. So is their stash of cash, his clothes, passport, and her wedding rings. He took off in a hurry and left her behind. While trying to piece it all together Shaw witnesses a cop’s murder in her home. Determined not to become the next victim, she flees. She fears dirty cops are involved in Danny’s disappearance. There's only one person she can trust to help her - JJ Anderson, Private Investigator. Also, her ex-fiancé.
A retired Phoenix cop turned PI, Shaw hopes JJ will be inclined to take her case. Despite his resentment for how their relationship ended, he agrees to help her track down leads on Danny. They chase the clues from Phoenix to Manhattan to upstate New York. In such close quarters Shaw finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance from her first real love. Then what happens if she finds Danny? Can she still love a man who abandoned her or is she too drawn to fixing her past mistake to let go of JJ again?
From Flynn-Shon, Author of the Shaw McLeary Mystery Series (Book 2, Reckless Hearts, Book 3 Reckless Mind), the California Dreamin' Series (Carol + Chad 4-eva!, Alternate Plans, Makeup Your Mind [fall 2017]), and three reference titles (Creative Writing Kickstart Vol. 1, Creative Writing Kickstart Vol. 2, 30 Chapters in 30 Days), comes the first installment of the Shaw McLeary Mysteries.
Get ready for a quick read you can't put down
Author Thomasina Burke says, "Flynn-Shon [introduces] a sassy, snappy, sexy new character named Shaw that will have you flipping pages to break the suspense. Throw in the old flame, JJ, and you have some deliciously juicy sexual tension."
Author Mary Catherine Campbell felt this book was "...a roller coaster ride from Arizona to New York and back."