Shannon Dittemore



Most of my time at the bookstore is spent in the kids section. Which, I love, by the way. I supervise my munchkin (who has a tendency to swipe Thomas trains from unsuspecting toddlers) while flipping through a book or two I snagged on my way to the back of the store.

It’s an awesome way to spend a half hour. Really. But when I want to trawl the aisles of other sections–when I’m looking for a new book–I have a little game I play with the kids to keep them busy.

“Find me a book with a key on the cover,” I tell them. “Now, find one with a blue troll.”

Works like a charm and guarantees me at least three minutes of uninterrupted book shopping. So, yesterday, when I loaded the kids and the husband into the car, I gave Justus and Jaz a mission.

“Find Brielle,” I told them.

See, my kids are very familiar with Brielle. They know she and her friends take up an awful lot of my time and energy. They think she’s pretty and they love running their fingers over the shiny ring she’s holding on the cover. And because my kids are geniuses, it didn’t take long for them to locate Brielle on the YA bookshelf at our favorite Barnes and Noble.

Jaz jumped and squealed, “I found Brielle!”

Justus stopped for a pic.

It was awesome. I’d love to see pics of YOU with Angel Eyes. If you spot Brielle out there in the wild, snap a shot and post it on FB. Don’t forget to tag me in the pic and I’ll share it on my page too.

It’s crazy, guys! Angel Eyes has landed on the book shelf at my local B&N.

Talk about dream come true.



  • Comment by Crystal — May 24, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    Love everything about this!

  • Comment by Jessie Andersen — May 24, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    It must be awesome to see your book on the shelves. Congrats to you again.

  • Comment by Katie — May 24, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Excited to be a part of the ride with you, Shan! Congrats on this next milestone.

  • Comment by Lacey — May 25, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    I’m so so happy for you Shan! Sharing in this journey with you has been very exciting. I find Brielle in my house now for all to see. She is one of my home girls! Love you and am so proud that God is using you in such big ways! Can’t wait to find Brielle again in new adventures in February next year!

  • Comment by Jenny Lundquist — May 25, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Congratulations Shannon!!!! So excited for you, will def look for Brielle at my next B&N run!

  • Comment by Jill Williamson — May 25, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    So cool! I love that. 🙂
    I also love how light it looks next to all those black book covers. So pretty!

  • Comment by Mary — May 27, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    I ordered it on my kindle! I get it Tuesday!

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