Friday, November 11, 2011

And introducing...S.R. Johannes

Click here for dates and topics of blog tour.

Before I post my review I wanted to give you the chance to meet Shelli Johannes. She is an extremely talented  author and I was lucky enough to read an ARC of her latest novel Untraceable.

Book Title:
Untraceable, The Nature of Grace, #1

Release Date:
Tuesday, Nov 29th

Coleman & Stott

Author Bio:

Shelli Johannes-Wells started out writing for her local school paper, winning a state Nutrition essay contest for “Be a Smart Cookie”, and singing in a local Jazz band. Somewhere along the way, she earned an MBA in Marketing and embarked on an 18-year marketing career in Corporate America working as a marketing and communications consultant.
In 2000, Shelli traded in her expensive suits, way-too high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She started her own marketing & communications business,, and continues creating materials for a variety of large profit and nonprofit clients, including Spanx, Goody Hair Products, Chick Filet, Delta, CARE, and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Shelli’s dream is to publish children’s books and magically imprint the imaginations of kids. In addition to juggling nap schedules while attending client meetings, Shelli focuses on her writing. She is a frequent marketing speaker at SCBWI conferences across the U.S and runs a popular marketing blog, Market My Words ( where she provides marketing advice for authors in the hopes of helping them better market their words.
In her spare time (yeah right!) and if the kids allow (yeah right!), Shelli obsesses over movies, reads children’s books (over and over), wishes she could squeeze in Bikram Yoga sessions, and dreams of sleeping in on the weekends.
She currently lives in Atlanta with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess that someday will change the world.
Shelli took the time to answer a few questions for her adoring and future fans.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Oprah, Steve Jobs, Ghandi, Dali Lama, Joan of Ark
Maybe Brad Pitt or Keanu Reeves – but that would be for breakfast - ha!!

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
SuperScribe (I would be the dorky superhero who beats people with words)

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Don’t give up and go with your gut!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

A new young adult wilderness thriller with a missing father, a kickbutt heroine, and of course - two hot 

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
There is a special edition coming in Jan/Feb with a different ending and the first 5 chapters of the next book.I do have a second book planned – Uncontrollable set in the winter.

Shelli has a great blog where she talks about books, being a writer and my favorite, her journey to publication. She is very open and honest and fun to read. Reading about her journey has been a huge source of inspiration for me and my journey as a writer.

Sign up for Shelli's newsletter and you will be able to get Untraceable at a discount for the first 24 hours of release. 

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Tune back in on Monday for my review and cover reveal for Untraceable


  1. Thanks for introducing S.R. Johannes! Shelli's blog is great; I had no idea how diverse her work experience was - very impressive! I am definitely looking forward to reading your review on her upcoming book - "Untraceable." Thanks for the great post, Kriston!

  2. Great interview! I love the idea of a special edition with a different ending. How fun!

  3. So interesting to know that Shelli left the corporate world in 2000. I did too! I didn't think to write right away, so she's far more brilliant than me.

    Great interview. Looking forward to her book. I'm already a fan!

  4. I agree Kelly, a special edition is a great idea. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  5. yes it's true - I was a "suit" for a long time. Now I cant even imagine going back. Thx for stopping here along with me on the tour :)

    and yes the special edition is very...special. :)


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