Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Spectral by Shannon Duffy

Welcome to Author Shannon Duffy

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.





If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
Other than family members or friends: a case of books, a box of lighters, and a fishing rod.

One food you would never eat? 

Green beans. Ugh. My parents used to make me eat them when I was little till I gagged. Now, I never touch them. That’s one good thing about growing up. LOL

Skittles or M&Ms? 

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Because it has romance, mystery, magic, and hot guys!

Any other books in the works? 
Yes, currently working on a dystopian. I should probably call it Cyberpunk really. Half way done and realizing it’s more Cyberpunk. 

Goals for future projects? 
I have to write the sequel to my middle grade novel coming out next January. I’m excited to get going on that one.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
Definitely reading a good review. It actually springs tears to my eyes. Knowing someone enjoyed something I wrote, means SO much.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Oh, I love that question. I want to live at Hogwarts and be just like Hermione Granger. How cool would that be?

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? 
I actually put together a whole soundtrack for Spectral that’s on my website. but if I had to choose one song for Jewel, I’d pick Firework by Katy Perry.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Read as much as you possibly can—especially in the genre you like the most and want to write about, and practice, practice, practice. Meet other writer friends and help each other out. Be open to advice and write what you love!

What is your favorite Quote? 
Live and let live, because I think everyone has a right to be who they really are without judgement.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
A dolphin trainer. J


My mom always called me Lulu and my husband calls me GG.

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be? 

French Fries

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 

Champagne, baby.


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.

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1 ebook of Spectral
Ends 6/28/12

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