Blood flows just like moonshine in this colorful mystery thriller
Put your finger on the Florida/Georgia state line and drag it east until you hit the ocean.
Right there, under the
Killer Shine from Southern Fiction author Shannon O'Neil.
tip of your fingernail, is a tiny slice of paradise called Crab Island. This colorful and unique place is where Southern traditions and Sunshine State style have melded as one — seafood is served with sweet tea, kudzu
grows next to the sand, and palm trees obscure the workings of a moonshine still.... Read More...
You must stay drunk on writing so reality does not destroy you.My first novel, I'll Be Home for Peacemas, was published in 2008 and followed up with a novella sequel, A Complicated Christmas in 2011. When I can find the time and focus, I'm working on my second full length novel, Killer Shine, due out sometime between now and 2015 (that's a conservative estimate).
- Ray Bradbury.
If you’re ever gonna find a silver lining It’s gotta be a cloudy day If you wanna fill your bottle up with lightning You’re gonna have to stand in the rain – Kacey Musgraves / Silver Linings There are worse things in life than moving in with your parents at twenty-seven. Root canals, for example. [...]
Book reviews are great, right? I love a good book recommendation, but you know what would make it even better? If it came attached to a scene-setting cocktail recipe. Summer is the perfect time for sipping something with a little kick while you toss off your shoes and slide into your favorite chair for some [...]
Believe it or not, Killer Shine is almost DONE. I’ve got FIVE chapters to go and I’m planning to barrel through those this weekend so I can wrap things up at about 80,000 words total. PHEW! I cannot WAIT to share this story, these characters, and this colorful setting of Crab Island, Florida, with you [...]
Killer ShineNaNoWriMo 2012 -- Put your finger on the Florida/Georgia state line and drag it east until you hit the ocean. Right there, under the tip of your fingernail, is a tiny slice of paradise called Crab Island. This colorful and unique place is where Southern traditions and Sunshine State style have melded as one — seafood is served with sweet tea, kudzu grows next to the sand, and palm trees obscure the workings of a moonshine still. ...
I'll Be Home for PeacemasBailey Hamilton is -- literally and figuratively speaking -- in quite a bind. It’s Christmas Eve and she is being held in the custody of airport security after causing a ruckus in the ticketing terminal. But as Bailey will explain, she is not to blame for the situation at hand. Two decades' worth of family Christmas catastrophes have led to this latest breakdown. As soon as Bailey can get the heck out of Florida, she'll be gone for good...
A Complicated ChristmasOn the heels of her holiday high jinks at home during last Christmas, Bailey Hamilton decides to escape her very large and very unstable family for a relaxing Christmas cruise with her childhood pal Memphis Merritt. Only things are a little more complicated than they seem, particularly with Bailey still being in love with Memphis despite the fact that he’s contemplating a proposal to his new girlfriend, maybe the hot karaoke DJ can clear things up ...