I love being introduced to new fabulous writers. I especially love when they become friends.
So, Nat has inspired me to spread some writer love of my own. Most of you probably already know her, but just in case you're out of the loop, I'd like to you to meet the amazing and swoon-worthy Shannon Messenger. I'm a quote lover and this one fits Shannon perfectly...
"Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand. "
Shannon is beautiful--inside and out. (Beauty)
She writes MG fantasy and she writes it from the heart. I love her concepts, worlds, characters, and style. (Truth)
She is a great friend and is always there if I need her opinion, advice, or encouraging words. (Loving heart)
Also, Shannon isn't afraid to work hard on her craft. Poor thing has been eyebrows deep in revisions for weeks, but she is relentless and dedicated to strengthening the story she loves. (Laborer's hand)
Those are just a few of the many reasons she deserves to be included in the circle of love.
I have no doubt that she'll be announcing a book deal in the very near future. Go over and say hello, follow her fabulous blog, and congratulate her on her recent signing with her dream agent.
Shannon is represented by Laura Rennert of The Andrea Brown Agency.
What about you? Are you meeting other writers and making new friendships? Isn't it awesome to have friends who understand and support our love of books and writing?