What It’s Like Selling Your YA Fantasy Book At A Local Holiday Market: Tips, Tricks, & Lessons

This past holiday season, I had the pleasure of being a vendor at a local holiday market to sell my YA fantasy book. As an introvert, putting myself out there to sell my books has been quite the challenge, as I imagine it is for many of my fellow authors, so I thought I’d share my experience and a few tips I learned from my first two author events.

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Local Author to Celebrate Small Business Saturday at Bell Works in Holmdel

With the holidays fast approaching, I’m looking forward to celebrating Small Business Saturday at Bell Works in Holmdel by getting ready to offer signed copies of my YA fantasy adventure novel, Fire & Flight, at the Bell Works 2022 Holiday Markets alongside local business owners and vendors.

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Exciting things coming soon, but first…

I’ve been working on some new things to share with all of you as well as drafting the third and final book in my young adult fantasy series, the Heirs of Tenebris. Before I can share my exciting news with all of you, I could really use your help.

In Honor of Spooky Season, I Tried My Hand at Horror👻

With the Halloween season and October in full swing, I’ve been participating in a Twitter event hosted by FantasyIndies. #FantasyIndiesSpooktober is a series of prompts that encourage writers to share things from their books, WIPs, and anything else about the writing process. For the fifth day of Spooktober, participants were prompted to writing a horror…


The Journey Continues: More to Come for this YA Fantasy Adventure

As many of you know, I spent the month of August working to complete my revisions on the second book in my young adult fantasy series, the Heirs of Tenebris trilogy,in order to get it ready for publication. Today, I’m so excited to announce that not only have I signed on with Paper Raven Books to bring you Embers of Eternity, but the third and final book in the series too!


My Publishing Journey: One Month Later

Last month, I released my debut novel, Fire & Flight, the first in my young adult fantasy series, the Heirs of Tenebris trilogy. It’s still crazy to think that I’m a published author and that the book I spent nearly seven years writing is just out there. In the world. For all to read…I’m still wrapping my head around it! Now you may be wondering to yourself, “so, what are you doing now? What’s it like being a published author?” and those are all questions I intend to answer right here, right now.


Local NJ Author Releases Debut Novel, Achieves Bestselling e-Book Status

Brianna R. Shaffery, a New Jersey native, published her debut young adult fantasy novel Fire & Flight earlier this summer on July 19th, and quickly climbed Amazon’s bestselling charts to #1 in five free e-book categories.


My Publishing Journey: Cover Design and Formatting Fire & Flight

Last week, I broke down the editing process for the first book in my epic fantasy series, Fire & Flight — Heirs of Tenebris trilogy: Book 1, and thought I’d share what happened behind the scenes of my cover design and book formatting process.

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My Publishing Journey: The Editing Process

I hope to help other authors like myself come to their own decision, so here’s a little more insight into the publishing industry through my own experience. So here’s another installment of my publishing journey! This time, I’m sharing my experience going through the professional editing process with my debut novel.


My Publishing Journey: Fire & Flight’s Launch Week

As many of you know, the first novel in my epic fantasy series, the Heirs of Tenebris, released last week on July 19th. Knowing that Fire & Flight is out in the world and that there are actually people reading the novel I poured my heart and soul into is mindboggling. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the fact that I’m a published author of a young adult fantasy book, but I’ll certainly never forget my launch week. Aside from the posts I shared on social media promoting my book release, I wanted to share my actual publishing journey with you and talk about some of the things that had happened behind the scenes of Fire & Flight’s debut (and mine too)!