Hi! I’m Shanna Miles. I’m an author, reviewer and book lover. I am committed to highlighting, promoting and producing diverse books. Please check with me now and then and see what’s going on in my world.

The principles of the #IWRITEINCOLOR campaign

These five principles guide everything that I do here in my writing, in my blog and in my creative presence and work. I hope that you would adopt them as well, but whether or not you believe as I do I believe the world will continue to turn and move in my favor.

Be blessed.

All people of all ages, races, ability, sexual orientation and gender representation deserve to see themselves represented in stories.

Stories are essential components of identity building.

The written word is as powerful as memory and as indelible as death.

Villainy and the heroic journey are not mutually exclusive.

Supporting authors and young writers is infinitely more powerful than the restriction of other writers and their stories.

Upcoming Titles

Years ago, witch hunters came to Carolina and devoured the Willows. Sixteen-year-old Collette, a powerful empath, was one of them. A part of a long line of witches that stretches back as far as the slave auctions of Charleston, she was especially gifted.
Snatched from the Void, she has to choose between a normal life and following the warrior path of the Willows, a coven she didn’t know she belonged to. Soon, problems pile sky-high as she struggles to keep the boy who could blow her cover at arm’s length and her sanity as family secrets come to light in the midst of a serial killer.
In the end it all comes down to destiny, death  and the grey places between good and evil. But then again, when you’re Willow Born death can be just the beginning.
I was only seven pages in when I first said, "Okay, I love this," aloud. Miles has done something that absolutely fascinates me. She has created a network of women, the Willows, who have effortlessly combined two seemingly irreconcilable belief systems: the Gospel, and old magic.
Kim’s ReviewKim M.

Closer Look

On WABE’s (NPR) Closer Look Shanna Miles, Atlanta-based author of “Willow Born” talks about why there is a lack of diversity in cultural stories written by minorities, and 18-year old aspiring writer, Jasmine Thompson shares her writing experiences.