New Author Interview With Shawna James. She is The Award-Winning Writer of Her Two Book “They Loved Collection”. . .



An Intimate Author Interview: Shawna James ~ Courtesy of “My Book Place.”


Shawna James is an award-winning Canadian author & writer. Her debut novel “Despite the Devil,” released in November of 2020, as part of her “They Loved Collection” book series that hit #2 on Amazon Canada. Shawna has received 5-Star awarded book reviews, including a Readers Favorite, and is a winner of the Canada Book Awards, as she quickly began gaining reader fans from around the world.

Shawna has just released book two of this series and is offering both e-books at a special price in celebration of the title “As It Should Be,” which released in late July 2021 for all her reader fans on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks. Both books are available in paperback and e-book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and many fine online bookstores.

James, a Canadian Author, earned her Masters degree in Education and works as a university instructor, fueling the bright minds of her students. When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop or instructing, she enjoys the great outdoors and loves hiking with her puppies. Shawna also travels abroad, is an avid reader, and enjoys watching her favorite football games on Sunday afternoons. She continues to reside in the Vancouver, Canada, area.

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Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?:
Growing up in Canada has influenced both novels in the ‘They Loved Collection’ as the setting of each ‘Despite the Devil’ and ‘As It Should Be’ is primarily in Canada.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Coffee and apples fuel my writing hours.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write what you love … and, keep the readers’ attention.


What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Put your pants on before shoes. (LOL)

What are you reading now?
Phil Collins autobiography … such a talented musician!


What’s your biggest weakness?
Belgian chocolate!


What is your favorite book of all time?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


When you’re not writing, how do you like to spend your time?
When I’m not writing I spend most of my time reading, hiking, traveling abroad, and catching my favorite football games on Sunday afternoons.


Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you? Inside, Outside, Upside Down.


What has inspired you and your writing style?
Margaret Atwood is an inspiration. Her writing is unique, unconventional, sincere and holds the readers’ attention.


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What are you working on now?
I have just finished and published ‘As It Should Be’, the sequel to ‘Despite the Devil’, to be released in July 2021, and now working on a new project.


What is your favorite method for promoting your work?
Author signings … the opportunity to actually meet the readers and hear directly from them.


What’s next for you as a writer?
Have a childrens’ series that is currently under consideration.


How well do you work under pressure?
What pressure? No pressure when you are doing what is your PASSION.


How do you decide what tone to use with a particular piece of writing?
The tone is based on the message that needs to be conveyed.


If you could share one thing with your fans, what would that be?
Be You.
Events happen around us, not to us. Despite imperfect people and broken systems, stay true to yourself and love with all your heart.



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New Release Alert: Award-Winning Author Shawna James Releases Book 2 of Her “They Loved Collection” ~ “As It Should Be” With An E-book Sale.


They Loved Collection



Despite the Devil (They Loved Collection Book 1)

by Shawna James (Author)
Kindle Edition

From Book 1:
Stephanie gazed at Andrew’s clean-shaven, long and slender face. His dark green eyes were captivating. His brown hair was neatly combed to the side. His eyebrows were thick and kind of joined in the middle, and his nose looked even sharper from the angle at which Stephanie was now looking at him. Girl, he’s handsome! Stephanie thought, And that accent!

When Stephanie meets Andrew Simmons, she believes she’s found the perfect man: smart, handsome, kind, and athletic. Best of all, the Norwegian former soldier is as interested in her as she is in him. But as their romance begins to blossom, Stephanie learns that Andrew’s past could haunt their life together. His dangerous earlier life may destroy the happiness the two of them share. Will Stephanie and Andrew’s fairytale be strong enough to resist the wickedness from Andrew’s former life?

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As It Should Be (They Loved Collection Book 2)

by Shawna James (Author)
Kindle Edition

From Book 2:
Andrew and his wife, Stephanie, thought they had bought their safety and freedom. Just as they had settled into an idyllic life in Norway, the table turn again, into a living nightmare. They are forced to move back to Canada and run through yet another convoluted maze.

Upon arriving back to the country in which they met, a man in a blue Jetta begins following Stephanie and their daughters.  Can Andrew protect his family from the looming threats?  And who is following Stephanie?  Even in the midst of difficult circumstances, Andrew and Stephanie stay positive and strong for their daughters, hoping that someday the curse will be lifted.


Book 2 Released and Written By Shawna James



About The Award-Winning Author:

Shawna James is an Award-Winning Canadian Author & Writer of her book series “They Loved Collection.” Her debut novel “Despite the Devil” was released in November of 2020 and won the Canada Book Awards, and awarded a 5-star review by Readers Favorite; she quickly began gaining romance reader fans from around the world. The second book, titled “As It Should Be,” was released in July 2021 for all her reader fans and is available on Amazon books, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Audible, B&N, and many fine books book stores.

Shawna, a Canadian Author, holds a master’s degree in education and works as a university instructor, fueling the bright minds of her students.
When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop or instructing, she enjoys the great outdoors and loves hiking with her puppies. Shawna also travels abroad, is an avid reader, spending time with family, and enjoys watching her favorite football games on Sunday afternoons. She continues to reside in the BC/Vancouver, Canada, area.

The Author welcomes readers, publishers, and agents to visit her Official Author Website for her author news, updates, new releases and is open to interviews, radio shows, and podcasts as a guest author.



The Book Reviews That Are Coming In For Book One of The Collection Are Amazing!



A 5-STAR AMAZING BOOK REVIEW GIVEN BY READERS FAVORITE

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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite

Despite The Devil is a work of fiction in the women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and interpersonal drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Shawna James. This compelling and emotional tale focuses on the central couple Stephanie and Andrew, whose initial romance seems ideal and a true match made in heaven.

But Andrew has skeletons in the closet from old mistakes, and both he and Stephanie always have one eye on the past, consumed by the fear that it might come to destroy their future. What results is a poignant, romantic, and emotional tale about finding love and fighting for it, with faith and perseverance.

Author Shawna James has crafted a romantic drama that delivers clean content suitable for readers of all sensitivities, and with a deep sense of passion and devotion from its central pairing. More than this, the work smacks of realism thanks to the grounding of the characters and their realistic dialogue. When faced with adversity they react in ways that we as readers can really relate to, and it compels us to go with them every step of the way on their journey.

One of the things I particularly liked about the work was the plot structure, which keeps things interesting as different elements being revealed. We get some great highs and lows as we see how Andrew and Stephanie deal with the bumps on the road. Overall, I would certainly recommend Despite The Devil for its realistic approach to contemporary drama. A well-written work indeed.


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