SHAWN MCGUIRE is the author of young adult novels that blend contemporary settings and issues with a touch of fantasy and magic. She started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid. She couldn’t wait for the next movie to come out so wrote her own episodes. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to write is as strong now as it was then.
Her books deal with harder topics (dating violence, death of a sibling, divorce, substance abuse, runaways, bullying, teen suicide, etc.) because she believes it is important to talk about these things. Those kinds of topics can be hard to handle and a bit overwhelming, so she infuses a bit of humor in her work as well because she also believes that a sense of humor can help you get through just about anything.
Shawn lives in Colorado with her family where she loves to read, cook and bake, craft, practice yoga and meditation, and spend time hiking and camping in the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
CHECK OUT SHAWN’S OTHER BOOKS IN HER WISH MAKERS SERIES
Print – 978-0-9961035-0-3
Ebook – 978-0-9961035-1-0
Everyone has a dark side. Mandy’s just moved in with her.
The last time Mandy Matteo broke a rule, her sister ended up dead. Since that day she’s been the perfect daughter and student, doing everything right for fear of the repercussions. Her friends want fun, not perfection, and abandon Mandy for parties and boys.
Now truly alone, Mandy makes a wish to simply be happy. Nothing extravagant, just a whisper to the universe that she never expects will come true. But then Desiree, a hippie genie with her own set of issues, shows up and grants Mandy’s wish by bringing her childhood imaginary friend to life.
Mandy soon realizes she should have listened to Desiree’s warning. Magic wishes have one condition: Once started, they cannot be altered or revoked. No matter how bad things get.
Print – 978-0-9961035-2-7
Ebook – 978-0-9961035-3-4
Everyone makes mistakes. Crissy’s just might kill her.
Crissy Sheets is trapped. Her best friend wants her to break up with her boyfriend. Her family is excited that she found such a great catch. Crissy thinks Brad is the one but wonders if he really loves her. The last thing she wants is to end up pregnant and alone at seventeen like her mom and older sister did.
Terrified by the future she’s headed for, Crissy makes a wish for a better life. Just a few desperate words uttered as a star shoots by in the night sky. She knows it won’t work, nothing can change fate. But then Desiree, a hippie genie who’s nearly given up on magic, arrives to grant Crissy’s wish by showing her a different path.
Crissy was warned that her life could get worse before it got better. But when things go from bad to worse to nightmare, will Crissy’s wish be enough to save her?
Everyone has a wish. Desiree’s just got real.
For years hippie-genie Desiree has been living in a sort of limbo, granting wishes for others while never receiving her own. Now ready to walk away from the magical realm, regardless of the consequences, Desiree learns she’s finally going to get what she asked for so long ago, a second chance at life.
She has two choices: her future or her past. She can give up her magical powers and move forward to college and the normal, independent life she’s dreamt of for so long. Or, she can go back to 1969 to when her best friend, brother, and parents are still alive and prevent the tragedies that happened there the first time.
Just as Desiree decides which path she wants to follow, she’s reminded that nothing ever goes smoothly with granted wishes.
Print – 978-0-9961035-6-5
Ebook – 978-0-9961035-7-2
Everyone deserves happiness. Is Robin the exception?
The cross-country move was supposed to be a fresh start for Robin Westmore, the chance to reinvent himself like his parents promised. Except they’re too wrapped up in their new jobs to notice that nothing has changed. In fact, on the first day at his new high school Robin ends up face-to-face with the school’s biggest bully. The exact wrong place at the exact wrong moment and right back into the role of victim.
Hopeless, Robin wishes for it all to stop. It’s childish, wishing on a dandelion, and he knows it won’t help, but things couldn’t possibly get worse. Then hippie genie Desiree grants his wish, a guarantee that now his life will change.
It will, but things always get worse before they get better when magical wishes are involved. Robin can’t take one more minute, though, and finds his own way out.
Ebook – 978-0-9961035-1-0
Maui is the perfect place… for murder.
Gemi Kittredge, rising MMA star, is facing the fight of her career. She hasn’t heard from her flighty sister in two weeks. And, she’s just come across the body of a fellow boxer during her morning run.
While her friend, Consuelo Aguilar, helps Gemi stay focused on the match, Detective Lei Texeira is hot on the trail of the killer. But the closer they get to the truth, the more Gemi starts to fear the killer could be one of her own.