Sunday, October 04, 2009

Happy Pub Day Shauna Roberts!


Monday is a happy day at The Pajama Gardener. One of my very best blog friends, Shauna Roberts, publishes her first novel! Like Mayflies in a Stream is part of a series of historical novels about ancient peoples--the book is a highly researched and well-written story about Mesopotamia during the time of Gilgamesh (in a similar time as The Red Tent, and, unlike The Red Tent, this book will appeal to women and men). It begins with quite a bang: boy meets lion. Actually, a hungry lion desperately searching for food during a drought meets a village full of humans!

I was lucky enough to score an advanced copy, but I'm still buying a copy. I hope you will too. Shauna is good people and a great writer. She blogs at her own place and also at the group blog Novel Spaces. Support this brand new novelist and this small press.

Huge congratulations to Shauna!!!

13 comments:

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks for announcing my book release, Carleen! And thanks for being so excited for me. I'm enjoying my friends' reactions as much as my own.

Barbara Albin said...

Carleen, Thanks for the suggested reading. I am always looking for new books (my husband says to add to my never ending collection of unread books). It's funny, because he is always asking me if I want to go to the book store, or what am I reading? He is the first one at the door when UPS delivers from Amazon. I hope you are in the process of writing anoter book. Thanks again,Barbara

Carleen Brice said...

Shauna, You are so welcome! Enjoy!

Barbara, I am writing another book. Stay tuned....

larramiefg said...

Congratulations Shauna, I know it's been a long journey. Enjoy the day and the title of novelist!

Shauna Roberts said...

LarramieFG, thank you so much. I hadn't thought about it before, but you're right: Today I can call myself a published novelist. Perhaps I'll walk around today informing the furniture just to hear myself say it.

Lisa said...

Woohoo! Congratulations Shauna! You can add "novelist" to a long and impressive resume. I can't wait to hear what you'll do next! :)

Shauna Roberts said...

Barbara, I forgot to say thank you for considering adding my book to your to-read pile. Like you, I welcome Carleen's book suggestions and have ordered several.

Lisa, thank you! As for what I'll do next, I'm hoping to start a new book soon. Haven't had the mindspace or time to go sit by myself for a few hours and sketch it out.

LadyLee said...

Congratulations! Good for you, Shauna Roberts! I too have that dream of being published someday! Glad to see someone else make it! Hope the book does well:)

Shauna Roberts said...

LadyLee, good luck as you pursue your dream of publication. May you achieve everything you dream of, and more.

Demon Hunter said...

Yay, Shauna. I've seen you on blogs for years. Congrats. Your book sounds cool. :-D Cannot wait to read it.

Thanks for sharing, Carleen! :-D

Lafreya said...

Can't wait to get my copy!!Congratulations !!!

Shauna Roberts said...

DEMON HUNTER and LAFREYA, thanks for your good wishes. I hope you enjoy the book. Email me with your address if you want a signed bookplate. (That goes for everyone, not just Demon Hunter and Lafreya.)

Barbara Albin said...

I just had to order another Orange Mint and Honey from Amazon because I gave mine away. Also, does working in your husband's Valentine Boxers (he would never wear them) and a t-shirt count as pajamas??