Shannon C. Miles

Biography

I've been writing stories pretty much all my life. When I was 12 my parents bought me an electric typewriter. I would spend hours in my room writing stories but just as anything life sometimes gets in the way. I decided a few months ago that it was time to make that childhood dream of writing and publishing a novel come true.

I have a degree in Social Studies Education from Ball State University. I am a bit of a history nerd and I love to travel. If the travel includes visiting historical sites then I am in History Lover Nirvana!

Currently, I live in Indianapolis, IN with 1 very spoiled dog and 2 demanding cats. I am a sarcastic procrastinator. I find humor at inappropriate times (generally in the middle of funerals and other somber settings). I love the Cincinnati Reds and collecting magnets for every place I’ve visited- both are obsessions. I also enjoy hosting karaoke contest in my car- I generally win, only because I’m the only one in the car. One of these days I will grow up… hopefully not for many more years!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I actually started writing stories when I was about 12. I always had little movies in my head. When I was younger my Barbie's would say the dialogue. I started with bad poetry and then I moved on to "Fan Fiction" before there was an internet. I believe those stories had a certain boy band that was big in the late 80's and early 90's as the main characters.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always wanted to write professionally. The problem wasn't the writing part but the publishing part. I did all the research about publishing professionally and it just seemed so daunting. I kind of gave up that dream for a while. The stories never went away though. So one day, bored at work, I started looking up how to self-publish. When I saw how simple it was that's when I knew now was the time. I didn't want to look back at my life as an old woman and wonder what would have been. I took the leap.
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Books

All I Want
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,160. Language: American English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
I am Cassandra Newton, a writer for an independent magazine. My editor finds out that a reality dating show is going to be filmed at a ranch in Winnemucca, NV and I get to be on the show. How awful could it be? A story filled with a little bit of humor, a little bit of steam, and a little bit of intrigue. I have to decide if I want the career of my dreams, the man of my dreams, or All I Want.
I'll Wait for You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,940. Language: American English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Justine Ashcraft has been in love with Chase Velasco since they were kids. She inherits her great-aunt's wealth and property as well as a mission to solve a mystery and bring justice to an unsolved crime. Unknowingly, Justine reveals a secret that someone else is desperate to keep. Returning to Winnemucca, NV, means returning to Chase and returning home.

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