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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Hi Jaunties,

Robyn was supposed to blog today, but her internet is still out from the floods in her area earlier this week. I told her I’d do it for her because even though there was historic flooding in Houston, where I live, last night and today, I was lucky not to have been affected.

I know some of you are living in areas right now that are under water restrictions or in the grip of a drought. I sincerely wish we could give you some of our rain because we have way too much. I’ve pretty much exhausted all of my rainy day activities for kids. Princess Galen insisted on reading every single beginning reader/BOB book to me today. All I can say is that Biscuit has a lot of friends–kittens, frogs, ducks, and hens.

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I managed to pull her away from all the cats on mats to go for a short bike ride. That seemed safer than braving the streets, some of which still had high water even late into the afternoon. A lot of people were out bike riding, and it was fun to wave to families biking together as we passed. That’s not something you usually see at 2 on a Tuesday afternoon. Sometimes maybe we all need a rain day to make us stay home from work and school and spend some time together reading or bike riding.

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I’m not making light of those who lost their lives or their homes in the flooding. I certainly didn’t want a storm or flooding, but I am thankful for the extra time with my family.

And now I am really ready for everyone to go back to work and school!

Have you ever been through a flood or hurricane or natural disaster?

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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’ve returned from the Romantic Times Convention in Dallas. It was a whirlwind of reader events, workshops, and parties. The first thing I did upon arrival was to check in, whereupon I got these room keys

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and was greeted by these elevator wraps.

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One look down from my room, and I had a bird’s-eye view of the restaurant and bar.

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One of the most fun workshops was one where we authors gave the readers a chance to write their own blurbs after randomly selecting a hero, heroine, trope, and keyword.

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I also got to be part of Eloisa James’s Flaunt Your Fascinator event. Readers and I made fascinators with tables full of material.

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Some of them looked like this when we were done!

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Kristy, Sarah, Susan, Shana

There was plenty of food,

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plenty of swag,

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and plenty of tiaras!

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Shana and author Gina Conkle

Hope to see you next year!

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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It’s that time again in the romance world where authors begin to gear up for conferences and conventions. I know Kristan Higgins was just at the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon, and next week I’ll be at the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas.

If you’ve never been to RT, it’s something you must try once. There are tons of panels and workshops for authors, readers, and booksellers. Plus, if you like to party, there are themed parties and events every night. Lots of attendees dress up, and it’s fun to see all the creative costumes.

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If you’re going to Dallas, I’d love to meet you. Here are my scheduled appearances, but you might see me out and about too!

Wednesday, May 13, 12 p.m.: Everything Old is New Again Workshop

This is going to be a really fun workshop where authors ask readers to play a game where readers come up with their own high concept story ideas.

Wednesday, May 13, 3:45: Writing the Authentic Historical for Modern Readers

This is a panel that’s more geared toward authors who write historical romance, but it will be interesting for readers who love historical romance too.

Friday, May 15, 10 a.m.: The Historical Market Today

This panel is going to rock. There will be lots of tips and tricks from New York Times bestselling authors.

Saturday, May 16, 11-2: Giant Bookfair

This event is open to the public. There are rows and rows and rows of authors. You couldn’t possibly meet every one.

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Saturday, May 16, 4:30: Flaunt Your Fascinator

This is an event sponsored by Eloisa James. The readers and authors will be creating our own fascinators! There will be other fascinators (pictured below) given away.

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If I don’t see you in Dallas, I hope to see you in Vegas next year!

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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.

Shana's Website


Social Media


Latest Books

QuiltLady is the winner of the digital copies of WHILE YOU WERE SPYING and WHEN DASHING MET DANGER. Congrats!

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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.

Shana's Website


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Latest Books

No, it’s not my 10-year wedding anniversary, but my publishing anniversary! In May 2005 my first historical romance was published. WHEN DASHING MET DANGER was the first book I ever wrote. Of course, it went through extensive revisions before it ever hit the shelves. For example, I had to take out the dog’s point-of-view. 8-O

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I think your first book is a lot like your first love–you never forget it. Lucia and Alex were my first hero and heroine. Writing about their love affair consumed me. Every song I heard at the time made me think of them, every TV show, every movie. Even today if I hear certain songs by Maroon 5, Ashlee Simpson, or No Doubt I think about scenes in WHEN DASHING MET DANGER.

Recently I’ve been thinking about Alex and Lucia even more because I just released a book about their siblings. In WHEN DASHING MET DANGER, Lucia and Alex have met before because Lucia’s older sister is married to Ethan’s half-brother. I always wanted to publish Ethan and Francesca’s story, but I ended up writing another series. So when I finally got the opportunity to publish WHILE YOU WERE SPYING, not only was it fun writing about Ethan and Francesca, but it was wonderful to revisit Lucia and Alex when they were younger and before they met.

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Some days I can hardly believe it’s been 10 years since my first book came out. What a rollercoaster ride! Do you remember what you were doing 10 years ago? One random person who comments will win DIGITAL copies of WHEN DASHING MET DANGER  and WHILE YOU WERE SPYING (must be able to read on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, or Google Play). Winner announced and contacted Sunday!

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