The Hallie McKinley Series Insights

If you want to know more about the series, you've come to the right place.

I've been writing stories since the third grade and working on the series since 2006.  For the first several years, the story created itself in my head.  One day, I was talking to a friend of mine and told her about the story.  She loved it and thought I should first, write it down, and second, get it published.  

I showed the "completed work" to a publisher in 2008 who loved it, but made some suggestions to improve my writing skills and told me it needed to be a four book series.  For the next several years, I focused on my writing craft.  During this time, I move to San Antonio.  When I felt ready to try publishing again, I contacted the publisher, who still loved the story, but needed me to be local in North Carolina.  At that point, I decided to become an Indy published author.

While all my work is fiction, there are true stories embedded inside of them from my own personal experiences or from people whom I have interviewed.  The Hallie McKinley Series includes two live characters (real people), who love interacting with the fictional characters.  Can you guess who they are? 

 

I also love to bring in places I have traveled as settings.  The series is full of these places from the main settings to the places they travel when they are on tour.  In my study, there is a picture board full of photographs I've taken of all the places.  I actually drive IH-10 all the time traveling from San Antonio to Florida.  I have a photograph of the exit sign where they stop in Identity.  

If you like to know more about the series, please feel free to email me at shawnsettlebooks@gmail.com and I'd be happy to answer your questions.

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