Giveaways, Novels

“A Second Chance” Giveaway

It is time to do a giveaway for a signed copy of “A Second Chance”!

I know you’re wondering, how can you be entered to win? I decided to do something a little more interactive than previous giveaways. To enter, you need to comment on one of my social media posts for this giveaway — by sharing a shelfie (a picture of your bookshelf) that has your favorite book included! You can access the posts by clicking below:

You can enter on all platforms for more a chance to win! You will know it is the correct post as it will have this image…

I look forward to the giveaway on September 15th!

~Shanna Pikora

Giveaways, Novels, Publications

“Fae Spreads: 2020” Now Available for Purchase!

I am so excited to announce my debut tarot book, “Fae Spreads: 2020” is now available for purchase through Amazon! I’m so excited to release this new book. I have been working on it for the past year and I’m so excited it finally came together!

“Fae Spreads: 2020” is a book of tarot spreads I created for my tarot business, Tarot by Fae. All through 2020 (minus January) I created 2 spreads each month. The book not only contains the spreads themselves, but also the inspiration for each spread and reflections on how they worked in readings. In all, this book has a total of 22 new tarot spreads for beginners and masters alike!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in tarot, be sure to recommend this book to them!

Click here to check out the paperback copy!

Click here to check out the ebook!

As always, I will be doing a giveaway through this website for a free, signed copy! To enter to win, you can do each of the following! Each one will enter you into the drawing, do all of them for more chances to win!

  1. Follow this Website/Blog
  2. Follow me on Instagram (@Storiesbyshananp) (Once you follow me, comment below that you did so!)
  3. Follow me on Twitter (@ShannaPikora) (Once you follow me, comment below that you did so!)

I will be doing the drawing February 15th, 2021! Be on the lookout in your email if you are a winner!

Giveaways, Publications

Writers of the Cedar Valley 2019 Anthology Publication & Giveaway

I am so happy to announce the Writers of the Cedar Valley 2019 Anthology is now in print! I know it took longer than expected, so please accept my apologies for the wait.

Only Available at
Cedar Falls Public Library Book Nook

This anthology was put together by my local writers group, Writers of the Cedar Valley. I am so happy with how the anthology came together and to be included with so many other amazing authors. This anthology includes two of my poems, “Measure of Love” and “Fire Dance”, and a short story, “Little Light”. I’m very proud of all of these submissions, especially “Little Light”. Be sure to have some tissues nearby when you read it!

To celebrate the anthology’s publication, I will be giving away 3 copies through my website. All of you who are following my website (and by extension this blog) will be entered to win. I will be announcing the giveaway on all my platforms and do drawings on Friday, November 27th. Keep an eye out on your email that day to see if you are a winner!

Thank you again for all of your support! I’m looking forward to releasing more books and publications in the future! Until then,

Happy Reading!

~Shanna Pikora

Giveaways, Novels, Publications

“Goodnight, Little Grubb” Now Available for Purchase

It is with such amazement and pride that I announce I am officially an Indie Published Author of my first book, “Goodnight, Little Grubb”. As you may remember from a blog post last month, I have been working for the past year on a children’s picture book for my cousin’s first birthday. I had originally had the publication date set to November 15th, 2020 — as a way of ensuring she got her signed copy first — but she got it a bit sooner than expected and I can officially share the news!

Beautiful “Little Grubb” posing with her new book!

I can’t put into words how it felt to have my book arrive, to hold something I created and published in my hands. For so many years I had dreamed of just that moment. I’m not ashamed to say I cried (happy tears) and didn’t want to put the book down. I planned to keep the novel publication a secret until the 15th, but I was too excited to share, as were the other people who knew and had been keeping it a secret.

“Goodnight, Little Grubb” will be my first official publication as an Indie Author. I published through Amazon, and I’m so glad I did. Amazon KDP made it so easy to put everything in and get it formatted just right, especially when I had some strange white border around each page (but not anymore!). I’m so happy with how it turned out!

You can now order your own copy of “Goodnight, Little Grubb” through Amazon today!

As always for a new publication, I will be doing a Giveaway of 3 Signed Copies! You can enter by doing the following:

  1. Follow/Subscribe to this Blog — You can do so by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking “Follow”.
  2. Subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter — You can subscribe by clicking the “Newsletter” tab on my website.
  3. Follow me on Instagram & Twitter — Linked below.

I will do a drawing next Sunday, November 15th, 2020. All followers on the platforms listed below will be entered to win. If you follow me on multiple platforms, you will be entered multiple times!

Thank you to everyone who supported and encouraged me during this year long process. I couldn’t have done it without you. And of course, I couldn’t have done it without you as well, my dear readers! Thank you for following me on this journey!

Happy Reading, Shanna Pikora

Giveaways, Poetry, Publications

Lyrical Iowa 2020 (Giveaway)

Hello Reader! As you may remember, I received word a few months back that my poem, “Working Girl”, would be published in this year’s “Lyrical Iowa” publication. I was so excited to hear the news as this edition of “Lyrical Iowa” was a special 75-year Anniversary Edition and I was honored to be selected as one of the poets included in the collection.

Picture of "Lyrical Iowa 2020". A paperback collection. Cover is a blue and cloudy sky with trees and wind veins. The text reads: Lyrical Iowa 2020 75th Anniversary Edition.

I’m happy to announce that “Lyrical Iowa 2020” is now printed and available for purchase through the Iowa Poetry Association Website. However, before you click that button to purchase your own copy…


I will be giving away a total of 5 copies of “Lyrical Iowa 2020” through my three major platforms. Three copies will be given away through this website, one will be given away through Instagram, and one through my newsletter. You can increase your chances of winning a SIGNED COPY of “Lyrical Iowa 2020” by following and subscribing to all three platforms.

Want a chance to win?

By following my Website and Blog, you will receive email notifications when I make new posts (about every 1-2 weeks). My content includes book reviews, giveaways, publication announcements, poems/short stories, and other special content.

By following me on Instagram, you get to see special behind the scenes looks at my writing process, my writing buddies (my cats Loki & Frey), and all the other goings on during my writing time!

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When is the Winner Announced?

The winner will be announced across all three platforms on Saturday, October 24th. That means you only have a week to ensure you are following and subscribed to all platforms for the best chance to win.

If you don’t want to wait a week and would like to purchase your own copy of “Lyrical Iowa 2020” or their previous publications, click the link below to be taken to their order form on their website.

Good luck to all of you in your chances to win! I hope you enjoy my poetry submission, “Working Girl”.