Identity Archives - Shawna Seed


Caring about Characters

What makes a reader care about a character? I visited a book club the other night that read Identity, which gave me the opportunity to hear the members’ reactions to the characters. Book clubs are fascinating (and a little terrifying) for authors, but the insight is unbelievably rewarding. One reader spoke movingly about her concern for the protagonist, Sharlah Webb, who finds herself in desperate…

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Prefer indie bookstores?

Amazon’s business practices and ongoing dispute with Hachette Publishing have led some readers to take their book-buying bucks to independent bookstores. A couple people have asked me about this, thinking it’s automatically bad news for me because they assume my books must only be available from Amazon. Not true! You can order both Not in Time and Identity paperbacks through the website of Powell’s,…

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Identity is out in paperback!

I can think of plenty of reasons a person might need an actual, physical book rather than an e-book: The pilot hasn’t yet indicated it’s safe to use approved electronic devices. The glare on the beach makes it hard to read your iPad. You’re in your pool chair. You’re soaking in a hot bath. Or maybe you’re one of those people who just…

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‘Devouring the words… like M&Ms’

Another blogger has weighed in with a review of Identity, and it’s another rave. Sherry Fundin, on her blog Fundinmental, says: “This book is full of betrayal, love, sacrifice and self centered cruelty. It has every element for a successful and amazing novel. Great story and writing. I love and hate the characters and it has a mega hit ending.” But don’t just…

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