In last week's Bookspotting post, I announced the launch of my new author website: ShannonYoungWriter.com. Thank you to everyone who went over there for a visit and signed up for my email list. I also told you that I'd have a bigger announcement this week. I'm releasing an e-book! This is not my Hong Kong travel memoir, but a separate piece that is far too short to be a book and far too long to be a magazine article (88 print pages). The official launch will be on May 27th, exactly two months before the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics. I'll tell you more about it in the coming weeks, but here's the blurb and the book cover by the amazing Joanna Suen.
The Olympics Beat: A Spectator’s Memoir of BeijingThe drama, the variety, the spectacle - Shannon can't get enough of it. She is an American student who has always been fascinated by the Olympic Games; her father has a lifelong love affair with China. They team up for the Beijing games and the adventure of a lifetime. Without the filter of a small screen, Shannon and her father are hypnotized by the passion of a great nation unveiling itself to the world. This mini travel memoir is a picture of a new China and the experiences that would change one American girl's life forever.
Coming soon to an e-book store near you!