I got an e-mail a little bit back asking if I would like to participate in a blog tour for Shannon Duffy, Author of Spectral. I asked about memorable moments during the writing of her novel and this is what she had to say….
A memorable moment while writing SPECTRAL came last summer when I got the dream call offering representation from an agent I had queried. I had queried her—the amazing Lauren Hammond—with my middle grade fantasy novel GABRIEL STONE AND THE DIVINITY OF VALTA. Since then, that book has also been picked up and will be published next January. *Squee.*At the time, I was nearing the end of SPECTRAL, and it was one of the happiest days ever. Anyone who’s querying agents will understand just how hard it is to get one, so I think I was happy dancing for about a week straight after that phone call. It also gave me that extra push and excitement to finish SPECTRAL so that I could send her that one, too. In the end, she loved it and so did Tribute Books (Yay!) …now I just hope the readers will too.
Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.
As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.
Shannon Duffy’s Bio
Shannon Duffy writes young adult and middle grade fiction. She grew up on the beautiful east coast of Canada and now lives in Ontario, Canada. She is the mom of one boy, Gabriel, her angel. She loves writing, reading, working out, soccer, and the sport of champions-shopping. She is the author of the young adult paranormal romance, SPECTRAL. Her upcoming middle grade fantasy novel, GABRIEL STONE AND THE DIVINITY OF VALTA is scheduled for a January 2013 release.
Spectral web site (includes buy links)
Spectral Twitter hashtag: #Spectral