Shana Galen

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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I’m so grateful for all the fun we’ve had and the friends we’ve made. I’ll see you around the Internet!

–Theresa

After all these years, I’m going to miss “seeing” all of you on the blog.  Please make sure to “friend” me on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/cindy.kirk.399 so we can stay connected.  Thanks for all the wonderful memories!

~Cindy~

I’ve loved my time here with the Jaunty Quills. I’m so in awe of each of these very talented writers, and I treasure the circle of regular commenters I’ve met on the blog. Hope to see you all at LexiEddings.com, where you can find my blogs, and links to some of my online hangouts. Keep reading. Keep laughing. Keep loving!
Cyber-hugs all around,
~Lexi~

It’s been a real pleasure to get to know everyone here on the blog. I’ll miss our interactions but look forward to seeing you around the web and hopefully in person at events in the future.  Until then all the best in love and laughter, Kathy.

Thank you so much to all of our readers. Whether you’ve been following us for eleven years or just a few days. We are so, so thankful for all of you.

~Shana

*Getting misty here.* So long, my friends. I’ll see you around the web-iverse. Until then, be well, and I wish you many wonderful love stories!

~Jesse

Thanks for all the good times. It’s been such fun getting to know you. So, let’s not say goodbye, okay? Instead, let’s keep in touch on Facebook. If we’re not FB friends already, you can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/nrobardsthompson.

xoxo, Nancy

Shana Galen

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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The winner of the first two books in Robyn’s Brotherhood of the Sword series is Lee Garcia! Congrats! Check your email, Lee.

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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This is my last post on the Jaunty Quills. I’ll pop in for the goodbye posts, but this is my last post. I’m so pleased to have my good friend, Robyn DeHart, as my guest today. We became friends through the blog, and we’ve been friends for more than 11 years now. We’ve seen each other through personal and professional highs and lows. I’m so thankful this blog brought us together. And now, here’s Robyn…

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Wow! It’s totally an end of an era. It seems like forever ago when a small group of us decided to start this little blog. It’s gone through some significant changes, but at its core, it has always been a place for us to get to hang out with y’all, our fellow readers.

When the JQ’s first started my first book, Courting Claudia, had just been released from Avon Books.

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I was a newlywed and I just moved away from my beloved Texas to live in Tennessee where the Professor had his first teaching position. Y’all were there for me through my homesickness, through writing crises and triumphs. You offered me support and kindness when I struggled through infertility and miscarriages and then celebrated with me when the Professor and I brought our girls home. Y’all are, in a word, friends.

I treasure the relationships I made with my fellow Quills. We might only see each other at conferences, but many of us chat weekly about our books and families. I just couldn’t let the JQ’s ride off into the sunset without stopping by and bidding everyone a fond farewell. It’s certainly not goodbye forever though, I’m still available online and you can keep up with me on Facebook and in my newsletter. I try to tweet, but frankly I kinda suck at it, but I am on there. J

I want to give away digital copies of the first two books in my Brotherhood of the Sword series, Undercover With the Earl and Dueling With the Duke.

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So just let me know what your favorite memory is of the Jaunty Quills and I’ll pick a winner at random.

Thanks to Shana for inviting me back today.

Thank you for stopping by, Robyn. I’ll announce Robyn’s winner on Sunday.

Shana Galen

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Margo’s randomly selected winners are Dawn and Annette. You should be receiving an email shortly with directions for claiming your book. If you don’t get the email, contact me at shana@shanagalen.com

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Shana Galen is the bestselling author of passionate Regency romps, including the RT Reviewers' Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Kirkus says of her books, "The road to happily-ever-after is intense, conflicted, suspenseful and fun," and RT Bookreviews calls her books “lighthearted yet poignant, humorous yet touching."

She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She's happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers, so send her an email or see what she's up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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Latest Books

Wow. It’s the end of an era. The end of the Jaunty Quills!

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I was one of the founding members back in 2005 – November, I think it was. There were seven of us, all new writers for Avon Books, though several of us had been published by other houses before. Each one of us took a day of the week, and blogged on that same day every week. It was a lot of writing to do, given our other deadlines and commitments, but we loved it – we enjoyed connecting with other lovers of romance fiction, loved dishing about the things that mattered to us: our families, our books, our favorite movies and TV. Some of us were watching Lost. Others were into Grey’s Anatomy or 30 Rock. The movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire had just come out, and so had Little Miss Sunshine and Brokeback Mountain. Those take you back, don’t they?

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There were so many things to love about being one of the Quills. We developed new friendships among ourselves, and even now, we still consult with each other when we have trouble with plots or characters. We occasionally got to meet in person – sometimes at the RWA convention, or at RT or another conference, and it was always a good time – just like old friends getting together after a long absence.

We were a dynamic group, reinventing ourselves as some members moved on to other things, and new authors joined us. Our main goal was to be fresh, informative, and entertaining to our readers. Our blog became a mellow place for us to discuss books and life events. We shared a lot of details about writing, and gave you excerpts – not only of our newest books, but also deleted scenes that nobody else got to see. And that’s because our jauntyquills.com readers were always special to us. You were like our second family.

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I’m not the fist to say that change is a fact of life. No matter how we start out, our lives take lots twists and turns – some good, some not so great. And hopefully, we can learn from those changes and move forward. Which brings me to my farewell. Nothing lasts forever (except Grey’s Anatomy, I guess). I was a critical care nurse before I became a professional writer. And now I’m a grandmother, taking care of my two new grandsons while their parents work (two of my kids had baby boys the first week of June!) I’m quite happy to be out of contract so that I can make my own deadlines. I can spend lots of time with the babies and write when I have time. So I still release books and novellas, but I’m not writing two books a year any more.

What changes have you had to deal with in your life? I’m going to pick two responders Sunday and send them any book they choose from my backlist. (You can find them at www.margomaguire.com) Adios, my friends!

 

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