GENRE: Contemporary Romance & Poetry
About Shannon O’Connor
Shannon O’Connor is a twenty something, bisexual, self published poet of 8 books and counting. O’Connor enjoys life’s simple pleasures: coffee, reading, traveling, and spending time with her new baby. O’Connor is continuously working on new poetry projects, book reviews, and more, while also diving into motherhood. She loves supporting local indie authors & shops as much as possible.
To get to know the author better, we asked Shannon, a quick round of questions, and here are her answers:
Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Electric Love, I have always been someone who wonders about the what-ifs after a relationship ends. I love cliches and that magical movie moment of past lovers reuniting and things working out this time. As a bisexual woman, I also wanted to see more bisexual representation in romance novels. Electric Love is a story that honestly, is very personal to me because it captures a lot of myself in some of the characters.
Q2: What are five words that describe your writing process?
Chaos, Caffeine, Heartbreak, Anxiety, Hope.
Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?
Kat Savage, Christina Hart, Victoria Ellis & J.R. Rogue. I found them through my love of poetry but their writing knows no bounds. They are also amazing and genuine people in the indie community.
Q4: What is the first book to make you cry?
I’ve never actually cried while reading a book. I’m definitely rethinking my past reads now, lol.
Q5: Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?
It is! Since the pandemic I was let go from my job, writing is something that I’ve always done part-time but with life up in the air I decided to pursue it full-time and I’m so glad I did.
Q6: What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write the book you wish you could read and write for yourself.
Q7: What is your favourite genre to read?
Poetry or romance.
Q8: Do you have any writing quirks?
I write the best on the subway, or on the bus, being from NYC it’s where I spend most of my time so it happens to be what inspires me most. If I’m at home I usually only write at night, like 2/3am because that’s when it’s the quietest.
Q9: What are you working on now?
I’m about to release my 9th poetry collection, Lost Moments. I’m also in the process of writing a trilogy set in the same town as Electric Love, hopefully, to be released in 2022.
Q10: What are you currently reading?
Red, White & Only You by M.Leigh Morhaime.
Five years ago, Alexandria and Eden were thriving in the moment, falling fast and loving deeply. But when Eden broke Alexandria’s heart, she had to figure out how to carry on alone. She created a life and family for herself. Alexandria never expected to see Eden again, but then they run into each other—literally—and sparks fly. Alexandria thought it would be nothing, until she couldn’t forget the way it felt to be near her again. With Alexandria’s new life and Eden’s fiancée waiting for her they shouldn’t be thinking about each other, but when they keep running into each other they can’t ignore the signs any longer. So many things have changed in the last five years, but have their feelings?
In this collection, explore a variety of poems depicting a time of loneliness, growth, and self reflection. How change can often be unwanted, and the feelings that transpire with overcoming it.
Books by Shannon O’Connor
Thank you, Shannon for participating in our indie author featured spotlight. It was lovely getting to know you better. We look forward to following you on your author journey and wish you every success going forward.
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