Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Interview - Shannon K Butcher

Please describe your novel twitter style 140 characters or less. 

Mercenary chick and her hot partner uncover plot to hijack soldiers for nefarious purposes.

What is the one thing you wish you knew before you tried to get published? 

I had the advantage of knowing quite a lot about the world of publishing before I decided to dive in. My husband had already been published for years, so I had a good idea of what happened behind the scenes. I was a little surprised by the advent of social media, since that wasn't really around when I first started writing. But since then, I've learned to enjoy interacting with fans online, so that's a positive thing for me. I think the biggest surprise has been the sheer amount of work that has to get done which has nothing to do with actually writing the book.

What to you is the best part of being a writer and what is the part you wouldn’t mind giving up?

The best part of being a writer is actually writing. The stories, the characters, and all the things that go into getting words on the page, and knowing how excited fans will be when they read what I've written – those are the things that keep me going every day. It’s also nice to get to spend most days in my jammies with hot men and kick-ass women.

My least favorite part of writing is revision. While a necessary evil, I wish I was a good enough writer to never have to revise anything. But I'm not, so I revise. :-)

What city would you love to set a story in but the right one hasn’t come along yet?

I try not to use too many real cities. I like to blow things up and have gunfights and plenty of illegal activity. I find that people get upset when you blow up their cities and break their laws, so I prefer to create my own for the most part. That way I don’t have to hold back. I think that the fact that I’ve lived in several different states and traveled a lot gives me an idea of the flavor of different areas of the country.

Vampires, Shifters, Zombies, Angels - who wins the final ultimate battle?

I saw the season finale of Deadliest Warrior, so I know the answer to this is vampires. They had scientific proof. :)

If you could witness any historical event past, present or future what would it be and why?              
I would like to be standing next to the researcher when s/he discovers the cure for cancer. I've lost too many people that I love to this disease, and would like to be there to witness when the villain is ultimately defeated.

Thanks Shannon for taking the time to do this interview.

Everyone else.  Check out her new release Razor's Edge.  You wont be sorry.

Roxanne "Razor" Haught is an expert in stealth security for corporate espionage cases. But now she's a target. Tanner O'Connell has no intentions of leaving Razor's side. Despite her objections to having a "babysitter", his orders as the newest member of the Edge are to watch her back. With a brainwashed assassin after his partner, Tanner cannot afford to let his desire for Razor interfere with his duty. His special ops skills may be all that stand between saving Razor-or losing her forever.


  1. Hi DOnna,

    I am trying to contact you by email to tell you you won the Bridger ebook . The email address keeps bouncing. Can you pleas contact me at :

    tintinbrains@bigpond.com and then I will reply to you.


  2. Ok so I'm one of those people that doesn't like to read books from a series until I have the whole series so my question is...Will there be more than just the 2 books in the "Edge" series?