Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Shannon Greenland (Watching You), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Shannon Greenland (Watching You)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Shannon, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Shannon Greenland!

   

Shannon Greenland, or S. E. Green, is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader’s Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Shadow of a Girl is her latest novel and due out 9.19.16. Shannon has participated in and served as a guest speaker at festivals and conferences around the country to include but not limited to the LA Times Book Festival, American Library Association, Book Expo of America, Bouchercon, Romance Writers of America, RT Book Convention, Young Adult Keller Book Festival, Southern Festival of Books, and many more. 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.

 
 
 
 

Meet Watching You!

 

Viola’s always been that girl from that family, so a scholarship to a prestigious private school in Florida was supposed to be her ticket out of poverty and into a brand-new life. But Viola’s secrets have followed her. Her relationship with the intelligent and gorgeous Riel should have been the salvation she needed—he understands her troubled past better than anyone. But then weird things start to happen. 

Frightening messages.

Missing personal items.

The unsettling feeling that she’s being watched.

Viola’s never been one to give her trust easily, but she’ll need to trust in Riel if she’s going to survive her stalker. Because she’s not fighting for a new life anymore—she’s fighting to stay alive.

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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 

YABC:  What book that you read as a teen had the most impact on you in your life?

I was not a big reader in school, and in fact I only read books that teachers made me read. I was the ultimate reluctant reader. However, I clearly remember Judy Blume’s books because they served as a sort of introduction to myself. They taught me about friendship, sex, and things to come in adulthood.

 

 


YABC:  What do you love most about the YA genre?

I love the coming of age experience. It’s a common ground for all readers. There are a lot of firsts when you are a teen—driving a car, kiss, date, success, failure…and those things carry an intensity that the second time doesn’t. Plus YA books are so exciting and relevant with amazing diverse characters.

 

 

YABC:  What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

Develop a habit of writing every day. Takes classes on writing. Read widely in genre, both fiction and non-fiction. Join writing clubs and network. When reading, observe the style, point of view, plot, and description. Don’t be afraid to share work with others. Trust a few to give feedback and really listen to that feedback.



 

Watching You 

By: Shannon Greenland

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: July 9th, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Comments 8

Debra Branigan on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 17:43

I look forward to reading this book. Nice cover.

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I look forward to reading this book. Nice cover.
necole on Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:11

A stalker book … my kind of thriller!!! The cover is creepy yet gravitating and seems to fit well with the synopsis.

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A stalker book … my kind of thriller!!! The cover is creepy yet gravitating and seems to fit well with the synopsis.
Marisa Fort on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:52

The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!

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The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Dianna G. on Saturday, 27 October 2018 21:01

I love books about kids who rise from difficult circumstances. Cool cover.

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I love books about kids who rise from difficult circumstances. Cool cover.
Candice Gigous on Wednesday, 07 November 2018 07:38

The cover has a creepy vibe which fits with the story. The synopsis is very captivating. Sounds like an awesome read.

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The cover has a creepy vibe which fits with the story. The synopsis is very captivating. Sounds like an awesome read.
Danielle Hammelef on Thursday, 08 November 2018 19:36

The cover is dark and creepy to match the suspenseful and thrilling synopsis.

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The cover is dark and creepy to match the suspenseful and thrilling synopsis.
Penny Olson on Friday, 09 November 2018 19:19

Great super creepy cover and synopsis.

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Great super creepy cover and synopsis.
Renee Moore on Saturday, 10 November 2018 18:05

Great cover, sounds like a good fall read!

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Great cover, sounds like a good fall read!

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