Shawn edited Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline, the first anthology of literary fiction about social media. Friend Follow Text won a Silver Award in the Best Anthology category of the 2104 IndieFab Book of the Year awards celebrating independent and university presses internationally.
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What they’re saying about Friend. Follow. Text.
“An impressive collection, with a number of stunning stories.”
— Robert J. Wiersma, Quill & Quire
“The use of social media allows for interesting structural choices with pieces using message board posts, IM conversations or Instagram photos to push the stories forward.”
— Courtney Crowder, Chicago Tribune
“A comprehensive exploration of all things online… For anyone striving to make sense of the experiences of ‘living online,’ Friend Follow Text is worth picking up.”
— Andrea Routley, Plenitude Magazine
“Stories inspired by… social media — tweets, emails, blogs, Facebook updates and the like…There is fun and novelty to be had.”
— Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star
“The inventive forms share experiences a majority of people relate to today… For those of us who use social media all the time, and those who would rather stay away, there is at least one piece to strike anyone’s chord.”
— Kristen Nathan, Chicago Literati
“Friend. Follow. Text. … shows we don’t need to meet people face to face to have meaningful encounters with them.”
— Suzanne Wardle, The Roanoke Times