Monday, May 7, 2012

Teen Book Scene: Summer Life Began (This or That List)


Introducing the author of The Summer My Life Began, Shannon Greenland...

You name it. Shannon Greenland’s done it. Hiking, rafting, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, mountain biking, spelunking, canoeing, power lifting, running, camping, para sailing . . . well, you get the drift. She’s traveled the world extensively and is thrilled to be living in northern Virginia, looking for her new adventure. Believe it or not, Shannon dreaded reading and writing when she was a kid. How ironic that she’s now an award winning author.
Onto the author's This or That List...

Writing: Computer program or Pen and paper?
PEN AND PAPER

Inner-city noise or rural quiet?
QUIET. AHHHH....

Cover art: Color or design?
I'VE HAD BOTH AND LIKED BOTH. SUPPOSE IT DEPENDS ON THE DESIGNER. I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE SOME GREAT ONES.

Dream car or Dream vacation?
I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE A RV ACROSS AMERICA AND EXPLORE EVERY STATE PARK.

Fruit smoothie or milkshake?
FRUIT SMOOTHIE.

Pizza or Burgers?
PIZZA, PEPPERONI.

Winter or Summer?
SUMMER MOST DEFINITELY!

Long hair or Short hair?
I'M IN THAT GROWING PHASE RIGHT NOW SO I'LL SAY LONG.

CDs or iPod/MP3?
FUNNY ENOUGH, I'M STILL WAY INTO CD'S.

Books or ebooks?
I KNOW E-VERSIONS HAVE TAKEN OFF, BUT THERE'S NOTHING LIKE HOLDING A BOOK AND READING.


A fabulous romance with a very unexpected guy...

The opportunity to explore her love of cooking...

The freedom to be whoever she wants...

This is what seventeen-year-old Em gets when she goes to spend a month at her aunt's island resort. It's a dream come true—and exactly the break Em needed from her strict family and their high expectations of her.

But when Em uncovers a long-buried secret about her family, everything changes. And suddenly, Em finds herself making some big choices about her future—choices she never dreamed she'd have the chance to make...

Thanks to Shannon and Teen Book Scene!

LiLi