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A Conversation with Shannon Greenland, Author of SHADOW OF A GIRL (with a giveaway!)



Welcome, Shannon! What 5 things should readers know about you?

1) I love a good scary movie as long as it doesn’t involve demons (that crap freaks me out!)

2) I have no will power when it comes to Lays Wasabi Ginger Chips

3) I can’t grow a plant to save my life

4) I love-love-love exploring caves

5) When I need a good giggle I’ll smear peanut butter on my dog’s nose and watch him go crazy

I’m with you on #1. Thinking about the ending of Fallen still freaks me out, and I haven’t seen that movie in years!


Where did the inspiration for this book come from? 

I wrote this under my real name, Shannon Greenland, versus my pen, S. E. Green, because of the personal connection I feel to this story. Fear is an interesting thing. It makes weak people strong, strong people weak, frail people into just a shell of themselves, and numerous other scenarios. It’s how you finally emerge from the fear and take action that decides so much about your life. In Shadow of a Girl I really wanted to explore the life of a girl who finally decides to take action, who slowly begins to heal, and who realizes it is okay to say goodbye to the past and not let it dictate the person you become.

Wow—sounds powerful! I can’t wait to read it 🙂


How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start? 

I was never a reader or a writer. In fact, I was in my mid-twenties when I read my first novel for enjoyment. A friend gave it to me. It was a historical romance and I fell in love. After that I started reading everything I could and soon after that I started writing!

A late bloomer—I like it! 


What are you working on right now? 

I’m taking a much needed break right now. I have been writing non-stop for years, and need some re-charge time.

Much deserved, I’m sure! Hopefully your re-charge involves lots and lots of recreational reading!


What can readers look for from you in the next year? 

Hopefully, I’ll have an official announcement soon. I can’t say much more than that right now, but I’m super excited about it!

Sounds great! We’ll be waiting!


What are you currently reading, and what are your thoughts about it so far?

I just finished reading all of Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury series. I am addicted to her hockey players!

LOL! Who isn’t? 😉


If you had to “sell” your book in a single Tweet, what would you say?

Use cash and keep moving. These are the two rules of Eve’s life.

Perfect! Thanks so much, Shannon!


About the Author:shannon-greenland

Shannon Greenland is the award winning author of the teen spy series, The Specialists, and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began. She also writes thrillers under the pen name S. E. Green. Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she’s not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her online everywhere @segreenauthor.

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Shadow of a Girl
by Shannon Greenland
Publication Date: September 19, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Teen



Use cash and keep moving.

After I ran away from home, these were the two rules that dictated my life. Scoring a job as a roadie fit perfectly for what I needed. Traveling, cash, and life out of the spotlight. But when my path collides with West, the lead singer of Bus Stop, I can’t seem to stay out of his spotlight—especially since we’ll be touring together for an entire year.

West is determined to break down my walls. He won’t give up. And little by little they come crumbling. But if he knew what lurked behind them, he wouldn’t be so eager to get rid of them.

The more time we spend together, the more the lines of our friendship become blurred. He makes me dream of things I never thought possible. But while our friendship has been evolving into a romance, my secrets have been closing in. And just when I’ve decided to reveal my past to West, I’m confronted by it. The cost of my freedom could ruin the life of the guy I love…


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  1. Rita Wray Rita Wray

    Favorite band the Newsboys.

  2. Yes, I can see myself falling for a musician.

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