Since she was a child Shannon Delany has written stories, beginning writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill. In 2008 her greatly abbreviated version of 13 to Life (written in just five weeks) won the grand prize in the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world through Textnovel.com. Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in Upstate New York and enjoys traveling to talk to people about most anything.
"Lovers of the genre ... [will] appreciate the virginal sexual tension, the snarled das and nyets, the testosterone-fueled feuds and the titillating glimpses of tragic history." --Kirkus Reviews"A creative twist" --RT Book Review"I really loved this installment in the 13 to Life series, and I can't wait for the next one." --TheBookHeist.com"A unique tale with a bright heroine and dark secrets." --New York Times Bestselling YA author Maria V. Snyder on 13 to Life"You'll devour 13 to Life in greedy, eager gulps. Pitch-perfect and deliciously paced, this book dishes up your next fiction addiction. Shannon is a rising star!" --Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Grimspace and Doubleblind, on 13 to Life"A fun, gothic romance of suspense, secrets and the dangerous truth behind the new kid in town." --Lucienne Diver, author of Vamped and Revamped, on 13 to Life"Jessie and Pietr's bond is sweet and real, with more than a touch of delicious danger." --Jeri Smith-Ready, Award-Winning author of Shade and Bad to the Bone, on 13 to Life