July 25, 2018


I use Query letters as a form of procrastination.


If you didn't question my sanity before, you're definitely doing it now, I'm sure!

In the quest to become an agented author, bleeding thousands of words and calling it an ms isn't enough, most typical cases also require you to write a Query Letter. In the UK, I've seen them referred to as book proposals or cov...

July 18, 2018

My Pitch Wars journey wasn't the conventional ride applicants expect, but for me it's no less special simply because I *cough* skipped a stage or two!

Summer 2017, I was in Spain with one of my closest friends when I heard from who would become my mentor team. It would be an understatement to say I was excited, but I'm all out of superlatives so here we are! 

My memory...

July 13, 2018

Fifteen-year-old me always hoped I’d write a post like this. So while twenty-five year-old me is still blurting out the news to anyone who makes eye-contact, the younger version would tell me to get a move on and start sharing how my writing journey resulted in signing with the badass Taylor Haggerty of Root Literary!

It's a story told in three parts because I don't k...

September 2, 2017

*Blows of dust*

Hello! So about a month ago, in my last post, I blogged about my book for a competition crafted by brilliant minds, anddddd...

I've been selected by Pitchwars 2016 alumni, Adalyn Grace and Tomi Adeyemi!!! Together we are, TEAMSKULLS. And you guys, you need  to check out my boss mentors: Tomi's lauded YA ... and while Adalyn's awesome words are on their way i...

July 15, 2017

After years of following Pitch Wars on Twitter, I’m excited to finally engage in all the excitement and submit!  

The Pitch

My manuscript is a Caribbean inspired YA Fantasy (own voices) that’s THRONE OF GLASS meets BLACK PANTHER via SIX OF CROWS.

The sprawling backdrop is inspired by real places in Jamaica, other Caribbean Countries, and The Middle East.

I've had an interest...

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I'm Ciannon

(pronounced like Shannon. Parents.)

My YA debut WITCHES STEEPED IN GOLD is coming Winter 2021 from HarperTeen US, and HotKey Books UK

You can add it on GoodReads!

I write about girls with smart mouths who wield spears, and the boys who love them - eventually , and cheeky kids embarking on grand adventures.


Will drive the long way home to listen to a good song more than once. 


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