Shannon Dittemore



In my brand spankin’ new novel, Angel Eyes, Jake has a tiny obsession with doughnuts. He scratches that itch at a little shop on Main Street called the Donut Factory.

The Donut Factory is actually modeled after a doughnut shop just down the street from my house called Master Donuts. A little place where the a/c is never on and the family that owns it never, ever stops smiling. I take my kids there more often than is strictly healthy, if I’m honest. It’s possible Jake’s obsession was derived from mine which I, through no fault of my own, inherited from my father.

ANHOOOO. Today, while stopping by with my tiniest munchkin, I took a second to chat with the gentlemen (and one lady!) sitting outside the shop. See, they make an appearance in Angel Eyes too. Oh, not them specifically, but a rough sketch I came up with after watching them chat it up in front of Master’s day after day. They’re the liveliest bunch of folks who’ve taken it upon themselves to generate community. I STINKING LOVE THAT! Today, I shared with them their fun role in my story and invited them to my book launch tomorrow. What a cool moment!

WHICH REMINDS ME! Tomorrow peeps! My first book signing is taking place at the Barnes and Noble in Citrus Heights, and I’d love you to join us. Here are the details:

Barnes & Noble, 6111 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA

Saturday, June 2nd, 1pm – 3pm

Books will be available for purchase / $9.99

I’ll also be doing a fun little giveaway including a copy of the book, an amazing Angel Eyes poster, a B&N giftcard, and some fun items mentioned in the book: an orange tutu, freshly roasted coffee, a box of doughnuts, a gold cuff. Everyone who enters to win, will also be entered to win a NOOK Color to be given away later in June after my second blog tour finishes. Look for more details on Saturday! THAT’S TOMORROW!

*beams at you all*




  • Comment by Lacey — June 1, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Yay for your book signing! I will be there, and everyone else should too! 🙂

  • Comment by Wilma Luke — June 1, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    I am so excited also. I have never been to a book signing.
    congratulations Shannon.Your Grandmother

  • Comment by Karen — June 4, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    So very proud of you…

  • Comment by Steve Ochoa — June 4, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Hi Shannon,

    Oh MAN!!!! I love Master Donuts!!! It is one of the things I miss about living in Sacramento. Working graveyard for CHPD, getting fresh hot donuts…the best ever. I even have a shirt from master donuts that says “donuts made me smarter”. Of course, I also miss going to Key to Life.

    Congrats on the book.

    God Bless,
    Steve and Margaret Ochoa

  • Comment by Shan — June 4, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Master’s is awesome! And Jake NEEDS that shirt. I might have to steal that from you and use it in the next book. We miss you guys too. Every time a cop pulls me over I think, “Man! Why can’t you be Steve?” 😉

  • Comment by Margaret Ochoa — June 6, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Congratulations Shannon!! I’m very excited about your book and the signing. I wish I could have been there. Looking forward to reading Angel Eyes and your other recommended reading/Goodreads. Hope to see you this summer, planning a visit to Citrus Heights in July.

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