All About sberkley
Shea Berkley has seduced men, fought vampires, boxed Irish mobsters, invaded siren waters, ran a covert military mission in the jungles of South America, killed evil Fae and far more on her journey as a storyteller. The world of make-believe is her preferred hang out, but when she's forced to associate with reality, she has been known to speak to writers' groups and mentor those interested in honing their writing craft. As a reward for her hours and hours of fun, she has finaled in RWA's prestigious Golden Heart contest (2006, 2009 and 2010) and several other contests. She writes primarily women's fiction and young adult fiction as her large and noisy family runs wild, terrorizing the neighbors.
Her book, Torrein: Age of Fear, will be coming out Nov. 2011 from Variance Publishing.
Shea's Fun Facts
Blood Red Berkley
People live in one place long enough to call it home? Huh.
2006, 2009, 2010
8 and countiing
Women’s Fiction and Young Adult Fiction
I learned my ABC’s in Kindergarten, but I had trouble with my d’s and b’s until high school. Finished my first manuscript in 1999.
embarassing my family
Singing in my car, Kickboxing, riding horses, going to amusement parks, dancing in my PJ’s, hanging with my family
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Shea
Posted by Shea Berkley Apr 18 2013, 12:01 am
Is it Hot in Here? by Shea Berkley Writing has the ability to stress me out. If you’re a writer, you know what I’m talking about. Am I witty enough? Do my characters make sense? Is my narrative drive complete dreck? Those lovely doubts live to torture me. I don’t know about you, but I [...]
Posted by Shea Berkley Feb 1 2011, 12:01 am in Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right, publishing, Shea Berkley
Today is release day for Darynda Jones’s debut novel, First Grave on the Right!! We’re here to celebrate with virtual applause and confetti, and find out all about Darynda and what makes her tick. Darynda and I have known each other for years. We belong to the same RWA chapter and have exchanged stories a [...]
Posted by Shea Berkley Oct 1 2010, 12:01 am in author interview, butterfly swords, jeannie lin, Ruby Release
Celebrate with us as we feature one of our own Ruby sisters, Jeannie Lin. Her debut, full length novel, BUTTERFLY SWORDS hits the bookshelves today! We’re thrilled she has the time to talk with us about her book and the process of writing. Here’s a brief overview of Jeannie’s debut novel. Butterfly Swords is set [...]
Posted by Shea Berkley Apr 30 2010, 12:05 am in Free-For-All Friday
I’m back! Yep, if anyone has noticed, I’ve been absent from the sisterhood blog. (Did anyone notice? Anyone? Okay, I’m going to pretend you all did ‘cause I’m into deluding myself like that.) I had the honor of teaching a writing class for Writers Online Classes for the month of April. I had a great [...]
Posted by Shea Berkley Apr 1 2010, 12:49 am in agent hunt, agents, helpful links, submission tips
About 10% of you got the Call! You’re a Golden Heart Finalist! Congratulations! But even if you didn’t get the call and you think your baby is ready to enter the big, wide world of publication, you may be asking yourself … What’s next?
Posted by Shea Berkley Feb 12 2010, 12:00 am in Free-For-All Friday
It’s Friday. The day we sit back, scratch our heads and wonder if our story is on track. Okay. Maybe I’m the only one who does that. I don’t write on weekends so Friday is my grumble day. It’s the day after critique group where a trio of harpies … ahem, I mean my gracious [...]
Posted by Shea Berkley Dec 9 2009, 12:01 am in craft, realism, suspending disbelief, TV/movies
Warning: Strap yourself down. This is a long blog. My bad. I’m totally up for another round of blogging that isn’t really blogging, but more like a writing lesson … again. I guess the question is, are you?
Posted by Shea Berkley Nov 11 2009, 12:01 am in characterization, craft
I’m not much of a blogger. I’m really more of a teacher so forgive me if I take you on a little side trip to what I’ve noticed is a problem in many manuscripts I’ve seen lately. I promise I’ll try to entertain you as much as educate you in the process. So let’s give [...]