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.

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Shea's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Blood Red Berkley

People live in one place long enough to call it home? Huh.

old enough

GH Year(s)
2006, 2009, 2010

Completed Manuscript(s)
8 and countiing

Women’s Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

Started Writing:
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.

Day Job:
embarassing my family

For Fun:
Singing in my car, Kickboxing, riding horses, going to amusement parks, dancing in my PJ’s, hanging with my family

Blog Posts from Shea

My Not Very Girly TV Obsession

My Not Very Girly TV Obsession By Shea Berkley   When I was younger, I didn’t fall into the stereotypical squealing girl mode. I still don’t, but I come pretty close when a very unladylike (by many people’s standards) TV series hits the airwaves. Can you guess what it is? It’s not difficult. Apparently I’m not […]

It’s Okay, She’s a Writer OR Why is She So Crazy?

It’s Okay, She’s a Writer OR Why is She so Crazy? The WWF is almost over and I hope everyone has met their goals. One thing writers don’t talk much about is what happens after the book is turned into the editor. I thought I’d let you take a peek at what’s typical for the business. […]

The Dark Side of the Tale

Darkness lives in all of us. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s easier to be bad. Why is that? It’s the id part of us, the selfish demon that we coddle and let loose when we feel the world is against us or someone is taking our happiness, whether that feeling is based in truth or not. Basically, […]

Is It Hot In Here?

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 […]

Darynda Jones: First Grave on the Right

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 […]

Ruby Release Spotlight: BUTTERFLY SWORDS by Jeannie Lin

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 […]

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 […]

You Complete Me: A Guide for Agent Hunting

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?

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