Sensitivity Reading

nathan-dumlao-298337-unsplashDo you have a book, short story, or essay with a mixed race or black character? I review in-progress works and provide helpful feedback about representation.

I hired Shannon as a sensitivity reader for my 75k-word young adult novel, WHEN THE BEAT DROPS, which features a biracial protagonist. Shannon’s insights were spot-on. They not only helped clarify some aspects of my main character’s identity, but also strengthened the book as a whole. Additionally, her passion and enthusiasm for the book were exactly what I needed at a stage of the publishing process when I sort of wanted to throw the whole thing out the window. Shannon came highly recommended to me by other young adult writers, and I’d wholeheartedly recommend her services to others.” — Anna Hecker

“Shannon’s feedback as a sensitivity reader for my young adult novel SPLINTERS OF SCARLET was invaluable to me. I appreciated her insightful, thoughtful perspective, and I would definitely work with her again—and recommend her to other writers.”Emily Bain Murphy, author of The Disappearances and Splinters of Scarlet

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