As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our Meet the
Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in
Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with Carol Shaughnessy, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers &
What book made you fall in love with the genre you write?
The first book was Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers. That led me to sexy action adventure.
If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in
the lead and why?
Scarlett Johansson. She could portray my character as strong yet damaged.
What was the first story you ever wrote?
My first story was a love story my mother loved. I was in high school. It was never published.
If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or
movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it? (Spoiler alert!)
Why would you change the perfectly imperfect classics? They teach us so much. What comes to mind is Old Yeller, Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz.
What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new
My favorite part of meeting fans is seeing their excitement and appreciation of my world. As for new readers, it’s introducing them to my world and seeing their interest grow.
You can meet Carol Shaughnessy and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is
a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this
year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen,
Texas, November 10-12 for:
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Panels and discussions in the author lounge
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
- The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table!