Amy C. Shannon is a writer/author and poet (semi-retired). Amy C. Shannon runs the book review blog "Amy's Bookshelf Reviews," which has become extremely popular for Indie authors and their books. She runs a writer's blog, The Official Blog of Amy Shannon, which she uses to promote herself as well as other authors, and provides services for them as well. Amy is the author of over 100 stories, with more than half as part of different series or sagas. Amy Shannon is one of the hosts of The After Show with McKensie Stewart & Amy Shannon.
On a personal note, in 2015, Amy received her Bachelors of Arts in English; in 2016 her Masters of Arts in Adult Education and Training, and her MBA, certified in accounting in September of 2019. She is also an ordained minister.
Amy has been writing most of her life, poetry, short stories, full length novels. Amy offers assistance to other authors, to help them promote and market their work, or just guide them through the publication process. Amy is an experienced editor, (content, copy and editorial feedback), and promoting literary professionals' work and brand. Essence Literary Publishing is soon expanding to contain publishing packages for other authors.
She is currently working on short stories, using dictation and recording tools since she had been
diagnosed with a Functional Neurological Disorder, which affects how her nervous system sends signals to various parts of her body, causing tremors, spasms, and pain. She has also been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, which currently affects her hands and elbows.
Amy C. Shannon is not only the co-host of the podcast, but she handles technical, season planning, and promotions.
Not an attorney. Not a Publicist.
Over 20 years of experience in self-publishing, writing, book reviews, literary promotions, and the publishing process.
The mission is to help authors be aware of their brand, and social media, and aid the author through the publishing and hiring process. I help seek out publishers or agents for authors, and assist in writing documentation (such as query letters) and do promotions for the author's books and brand,
Literate-Ly Magazine is a bi-monthly literary magazine.
The purpose of Literate-Ly Magazine is to recognize authors and their work, expose new reads for readers, allow authors and literary professionals share their work and experience, and to educate authors of all levels and experience.
The mission of Literate-Ly Magazine is to educate, entertain, and promote authors and other literary professionals.
It's first Issue is Live.
First book published: May 2005
Fiction Novels: 95
Poetry Books: 3
Short Stories: 25
Final Book: (My Final Chapter: A Legacy of words)
Books under other pen names:
Alex Tempera: 11
Royal Henry Bleu: 7
Kindle Vella Books: 2
It is run under Essence Enterprises. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews is a not-for-profit business, as Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews does NOT charge for reviews. Amy's Bookshelf Reviews is a professional review website, which accepts review requests from any author, and accepts most genres (with a few minor exceptions if the book promotes hatred of any kind). There are policies and procedures to follow. In operation since 2014.
The mission of Amy's Bookshelf Reviews is to help promote authors and allow them to share their stories using my reviews. #ReviewsMatter and they are very important for authors. Reviews can be the baseline for promoting and selling an author's work.
It is run under Essence Enterprises. Essence Publishing was created by Amy Shannon for the purpose of self-publishing her own work. Essence publishing is also the name on the copyright for her images on all of her websites, including her book covers.
Essence publishing also “runs” Amy Shannon’s online bookstore, where all of her books are available for sale in digital format. Essence Publishing has since extended its publishing to publishing for other authors. Established in August 2021.
Publisher of Literate-Ly Magazine
Amy is the sole owner and operator of (ABSR) Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews.
One of her missions is to read and review as many banned, burned and challenged books, as well as the authors who request a review.
Unfortunately, it is becoming a trend, a trend that should not tearing books down, but promoting them. I am not getting paid for promoting banned, burned or challenged books. However, you can donate so that I can continue to buy banned books.
Need your book reviewed? Go to Amy's Bookshelf Reviews, and get a professional, free book review for your book.