Writer Nation Podcast
For today’s episode on the Writer Nation Podcast, we are featuring Shannon Lawrence
“I needed to refine what was important and change what I valued. Writing did that for me.”
The Warrior Muse
Hello Fellow Writers & Readers!
Shannon told stories with her head in a homemade television box before she began to write. Now, she is a horror writer with a slew of stories published. She is also a reader, blogger, hiker, amateur photographer, wife, mom, a fan of frights and flights of fantasy, and more. She loves cheesy horror-comedies, Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods, anything clown-related, unsolved mysteries, sarcasm, the Wild West, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Specifically frozen chocolate in ice cream form.
This was a great conversation about building a writing career while raising kids, working jobs, contributing to the family, being insanely busy, and still writing. We can all relate, right? Shannon reminds us all that we can make time to write and value the writing as important.
I hope you enjoy the show!
Topics Covered in the Show:
- Pantser writing
- Writing while working, parenting and studying
- Stephen King
- Stephen Graham Jones
- Getting to publish
- Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
- Jeffrey Deaver, Crime Writer
- Pikes Peak Writers
- Author Kelly Armstrong
- Author Stephen Graham Jones
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SHOW SPONSOR: Writer Mandy Brown Houk
Mandy Brown Houk is a writer, a writing mentor, and a displaced Georgia girl. Born and raised in a loud, sassy, loving Southern family, she and her husband and daughters are settled now in Colorado (where she’d really like to import a slew of lightning bugs).
Mandy’s completed novel, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, tells the story of a splintered family’s attempts to heal the wounds they’ve inflicted on one another–wounds both real and imaginary.
Her work-in-progress, A Stone’s Throw, is set in the hobo jungles, speakeasies, and dance halls of 1930, where most everyone is hiding something, but they’ve got to trust one another to survive.
Mandy is represented by Amanda Luedeke of MacGregor & Luedeke Literary.