Flannery O’Connor described fiction as both canny and uncanny. And I think that is my favorite adage for this most exacting, frustrating and satisfying art. It is a craft, but it is also a mystery — and the interweaving of these two aspects creates the fascination that keeps many of us going.

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Done! As in sent to the agent done! I’ve completed my new novel, PETRA. 321 pages, 92,000 words. More days, months and years than I can count. I’m thrilled to be looking out at the bare trees of winter and feeling the lightness of having delivering this manuscript. Even the dog feels happier.



Buy Books

To buy Shaena's books, visit one of the online retailers below:

Amazon (Canada)
Oh, My Darling
(advance orders)

The Falling Woman

Amazon (USA)

Amazon (UK)

Amazon (Germany)
Die fallende Frau