New Cover for 40 Something

My editor suggested a more ‘happy’ feeling cover. What are your thoughts about this one?

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What does it mean to be a 40 Something Woman in the 21st Century?

 Follow five women as they discover the answer. They are Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives, and Friends. They’re Married, Separated, Divorced, Single, or Dating. No matter their title, their status, or their choices they struggle to find meaning in their daily lives.

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Free Ebooks For Easter

The Easter Bunny has arrived and made all my ebooks on Smashwords Free. Can you believe it? THIRTEEN, YA. 40 Something, Chicklit. Captive, fantasy. And even a short short story about how much I love coffee are all F R E E.


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YA novel about a boy, his single mom, a cop, and an invading army. When foreign soldiers attack Jack’s home town, hack all the utilities and shut off all the power, communications, and restricting transportation, Jack has to figure out what is going on, how to keep his mom safe, and find his dad. That’s a lot for a 13 year old boy. Add to it he’s still trying to come to terms with him parents divorce, pulling hard on his mom’s apron strings, and dealing with the idea of his mom dating.

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Fantasy novel written in a masculine tone about a generation who are pawns in their father’s ambition plans for power and wealth. Can they find independence and freedom in their choices when secrets are wrapping around them to move them on a board.

Raif is a monster who cares only about profits, until Drela ends up in his product line.
Drela has lost her way of life and her husband. Can she protect herself and her children from Raif?
Logan is a self proclaimed bachelor who has just taken a contract to protect his old friend, Aleesa, on her journey to marry her new husband. When faced with his past he begins to question his present life.
Aleesa is a noble women being forced to marry a man older than her for her father’s ambitions and her new husbands business interests at court. When love isn’t an option, will she find it in an old friend?

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40 Something

The story of 5 women in their 40s trying to negotiate life in the 21st Century.

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40 Something – Safety


The latest instalment of 40 Something has been published. This issue is called Safety.

What it’s about

40 Something (3)_FotorWas it ever simple being in your 40s? Follow the lives of five 40+ women as they navigate the 21st Century. They are wives, mothers, daughter, sisters, and friends. They are married, single, divorced, separated, and dating in a post feminist world trying to define gender roles when the rules have changed since their mother’s and grandmother’s were young.

Rose is a busy mother who believes family is the most important thing in the world. When she finds herself in a vulnerable situation she begins to worry about her family’s safety. How does one keep their children safe in such a dangerous world?

Charlie is a busy divorce attorney and it’s her week to have her son, whom she shares custody of with her ex. After a long night and an early morning she is exhausted and the added demands of work and child are having their toll. When pulled two directions which should a woman choose, kid or work?

Justine has the perfect husband and the perfect life, however it’s lacking something. Sometimes danger can add spice to one’s life, or not. How does a woman find passion when the most exciting thing that’s happened in a long time is a confrontation with a bully?

Sophie has been whisked away by her friend’s sister to Lindsay’s place to hide from her abusive ex husband. Sophie has never been safe and is not at all comfortable with Lindsay’s hospitality. How can one trust a stranger’s kindness when the one you love has always hurt you?

Lindsay wants Sophie and her kids to stay with her to fill a hole deep inside her. Is she moving to fast?

These five women’s lives intersect to tell a story over a series of short novellas. Come along with them as they try to figure out what it means to be 40 Something. Want to know more check out the website

Where to Buy



Anywhere ebooks are sold.



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Purpose of this Blog

This blog is a look at the characters in a new series about being a 40+ year old woman in today’s world. This novel takes from real life, stories women have shared, stories men have shared, books I have read, movies I have watched. It takes all the information and merges it, mixes, it, embellishes it. You won’t find a 100% true story on the blog or in the novel.

I welcome any 40 Something stories you would like to share for the book, but please understand the story will only be a jump off point for the characters as I’m not about to publish anything exactly as it happened.

Email me today at Shannonpeel01[ at ]gmail [.com]

And yes…. Dating stories about women behaving badly are welcome too, as my characters are flawed and handicapped when it comes to dating.

Photo on 2014-04-17 at 12.25 PMShannon Peel is the author of THIRTEEN a book about a boy and his mom caught behind enemy lines when soldiers attack their North American hometown. The story asks the question, what if it happened here?

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