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K.L. Shandwick

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BIOGRAPHY

I have lived my whole life with comments from both, relative strangers and close friends telling me I should write a book. People continually tell me I have an ability to tell a story and make even the mundane sound interesting. (I’m personally not aware of that.)

The thought of doing this, was something I never thought I would entertain, because being dyslexic, during my childhood and adolescence, I found it very difficult to get past how to spell something, never mind how coherent the sentence sounded. So writing a few paragraphs usually made me sweat.

As a child I discovered coping strategies and developed my own ways of getting by, I wasn’t stupid by any stretch of the imagination, but left school at fifteen without any academic qualifications. I wasn't diagnosed with dyslexia until I attended university at the age of thirty.
(Both of my children were diagnosed with dyslexia, one at the age of seven and one much later, although, I could see my traits present in him, and both have excelled academically in their chosen professions.)

Thanks to the invention of the computer and information technology, my world changed. I learned how to communicate in written form effectively, not afraid to use language present in my oral skills that were lacking in my written work, for fear of spelling them wrongly, which gave me the confidence to write the books. Had I, had to write a book on paper, I know I would never have finished the first page.

I recently discovered the joy of writing after a challenge by a friend, which turned into three books. As I am constantly challenging others to face their demons, I decided, after some persuasion, to brave it out and share the books with others. I don’t have any expectations for them other than to tell the story.

This was a huge step for me, and took courage because there are so many fabulous clever people out there, writing amazing pieces of work that sadly, very few people ever see.

My work: I have had the pleasure (and the drama) of working in The National Health Service and in an independent capacity for Social Services in the UK for many years. My work has been supporting many women, children, young people, and families during this time. Sometimes, this has been at some of the toughest or most vulnerable times in their lives.
During this time I have observed the communications of all parties involved both, in their relationships with others and how their decisions affect the subsequent outcomes for them and others. I have shared in the births and in the deaths of some of these people, and I never take advantage of the privilege my position brings me.

People ask what does the K.L. stand for K.L. Shandwick is a pseudonym. This isn’t to ‘hide’ behind, (I am not ashamed of what I’ve written), but to afford my clients the appropriate level of confidentiality by association. So, K L stands for KL. I am an independent author, who presently self publishes through kindle.

K.L. Shandwick Books

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#1 Best SellerAnother Lifeby K.L. ShandwickPublish: May 22, 2019Literary Fiction
Souled: Bid on Love: Bachelor #1
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Souled: Bid on Love: Bachelor #1by K.L. ShandwickPublish: May 19, 2018Series: Bid On Love
Piper: A Last Score Spin Off
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Piper: A Last Score Spin Offby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Jul 30, 2018Series: Last ScoreSuspense Mysteries Romance
Free to Breathe
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Free to Breatheby K. L. ShandwickPublish: Feb 10, 2018Romance Women's Fiction
Exhale and Move On
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Exhale and Move Onby K. L. ShandwickPublish: Jan 09, 2018Romance LGBT
Flying Under The Radar (Lee and Niamh): A Ready For Flynn Novella
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Flying Under The Radar (Lee and Niamh): A Ready For Flynn Novellaby K. L. ShandwickPublish: Nov 21, 2017Romance Literary Fiction
Gibson's Melody: A Last Score Novella - compliments Gibson's Legacy & Trusting Gibson. (Last Score Series)
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Ready For Flynn, Part 1 (The Ready For Flynn Series)
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Ready For Flynn, Part 1 (The Ready For Flynn Series)by K.L. ShandwickPublish: Feb 29, 2016Series: The Ready For FlynnContemporary Romance New Adult Romance
Ready For Flynn, Part 2
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Ready For Flynn, Part 2by K.L. ShandwickPublish: May 25, 2016Series: The Ready For FlynnContemporary Romance New Adult Romance
Ready For Flynn,Part 3: A Rockstar Romance: Ready For Flynn Series
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Ready For Flynn,Part 3: A Rockstar Romance: Ready For Flynn Seriesby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Sep 22, 2016Series: The Ready For FlynnContemporary Romance New Adult Romance
Enough Isn't Everything
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Enough Isn't Everythingby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Dec 19, 2013Series: Everything TrilogyContemporary Romance
Everything She Needs
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Everything She Needsby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Jan 19, 2014Series: Everything TrilogyContemporary Romance
Everything I Want
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Everything I Wantby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Apr 03, 2014Series: Everything TrilogyContemporary Romance
Love with Every Beat
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Love with Every Beat by K.L. ShandwickPublish: Aug 26, 2014Contemporary Romance
Just Jack: Everything laid bare
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Just Jack: Everything laid bareby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Aug 18, 2015Contemporary Romance
Everything Is Yours (An Everything Novella)
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Everything Is Yours (An Everything Novella)by K.L. ShandwickPublish: Nov 24, 2015Contemporary Romance
Notes On Love
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Notes On Loveby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Jun 07, 2017
Missing Beats
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#1 Best SellerMissing Beatsby KL ShandwickPublish: Feb 02, 2017Contemporary Romance New Adult Romance
Gibson's Legacy: Rockstar Romance
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Gibson's Legacy: Rockstar Romanceby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Dec 19, 2014Series: Last ScoreSuspense Mysteries Romantic Suspense
Trusting Gibson
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Trusting Gibsonby K.L. ShandwickPublish: Mar 27, 2015Series: Last ScoreSuspense Mysteries Romantic Suspense

K.L. Shandwick interview On 01, Dec 2015

"Thank you KL Shandwick for taking the time to talk with us . It was a pleasure speaking with you, and that I actually enjoyed learning additional concerning your books and their character.She is Romance and Contemporary book author.Her first debut novel "Enough is not Everything". That goes extremely popular thus she continued this book series and acquire readers loves and reviews. Her latest book is "Everything Is Yours" that is packed with ironic and love."
Short bio or SYNOPSIS here on writing as your passion.

Writing came to me as the result of a challenge by a friend. For years people used to say, "You should write a book." I never thought I'd ever be able to do that. It's now in my blood and I know it gives me pleasure to share my imagination with others. I enjoy the characters and developing their personalities and giving them unique characteristics for my readers to identify with. Writing has become a passion and a compulsion at the same time and as long as my readers enjoy my stories I don't see me stopping any time soon

How long have you been writing and what inspired you to do it seriously?

Two years ago I rose to the challenge set by my friend and wrote not one but three books. The Everything Trilogy. When I'd finished I thought that was done, since then I've written eight books (the latest to be released late November, and contributed to another three anthologies. What inspired me was my readers' responses and their thirst for my stories. I'm really grateful for buying my work and following my progress.

When choosing a name for your characters, what do you consider about them that determines what you finally call them?

Good question. I think of what type of person they are, ie, kind, aggressive, weak willed, snide, sweet etc, then I try to match that. Honestly though, I don't think it really matters if the character's personality comes through enough.

What can you suggest to new authors to start their career?

Do your due diligence. I knew nothing when I started. Get connected with social media, network, absorb all the advice but make your own decisions. Find what works and do it, then do more of it. Be kind. Don't forget all you've done is written a book your readers are more important than you are. Stay humble. Give back, don't just take what people offer, returning the kindest gives you more longevity. Work hard and keep going. Put yourself out to learn. Never be afraid to ask questions. Check how you conduct yourself on social media. As an independent author it takes more time and effort to make a small dent in the market.

Do you only concentrate on same genre in your writing and reading?

I read mostly contemporary romance but write contemporary rock romance. It's something I know a little about, but in the future maybe my genre will change and I'll step out of my comfort zone. I write about relationships and interactions between people so I guess that can cross to any genre. We'll see. .

What do you do to get book reviews? what is the best review you ever got?

Luckily I have had lots of good reviews. I value feedback, good and bad and I know I'll never please all of the people all of the time. Best comments I have struggled with have been words like profound, genius but I guess I touched something personal in those people. My favorite reviews are when I make people think outside the box, but even one that simply said 10 stars, is the perfect motivation to keep going.

Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book

I do have trailers but they are fan made ones. It's great to see how something you have created becomes an art form for expression by someone else. I'm lucky that I have talented fans that want to see the characters come to life, and it's interesting to see the pictures they choose is their personal representation of my characters.

Do you ever get writer's block?

No quite the opposite. I have characters vying for attention. At the moment I have two works in progress. One has fifty thousand works and is a half written novel, and the other has twenty. So no..

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

I prefer to write aI write whenever and where ever. I write making dinner, while attending emails on social media, dealing with requests for takeovers and answering emails. I write in bed, on the train and in the car while my husband drives. I just write!

How do you promote your work? How Quotesrain help you in your book promotions and sales, would you like to refer this platform to your author friends?

I mainly use social media. I'm lucky to have a small team of followers that want to share my work to help me get it out there more. Quotesrain promotes me through facebook and twitter every day, which frees up some of my time to work on other responses I get from readers and authors to support them.

Would you like to share something with your readers and fan?

I have several places where readers, bloggers and authors can touch base with me. I think the best way to do that is to share my social media links here for you. For those who want to check out the synopsis for all of my books not just those on the Quotesrain website you can go to my webpage http://www.klshandwick.com/ follow me on pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/kshandwick/ my author page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/KLShandwickAuthor/ or Twitter, https://twitter.com/KLShandwick If you want any further information about my future projects you can sign up for my newsletter where I run competitions and give the latest information on my work. http://www.klshandwick.com/mailing-list.html

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