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Welcome to Carmen-Shea!

This is the website for Carmen-Shea Hepburn: author of the young adult, LGBT+ novels The Amanzimtoti Series.

Here you’ll find information on my current writing projects; including novel release information, free reads, promotions and giveaways.

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Recently Posted

New Cover Design

You all remember that competition I ran to choose the cover design for my debut novel Amanzimtoti, right? The one where you guys all got to vote and we were all ...
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KindleScout: Week One

My Kindle Scout campaign launched on January 13th, 2016, with my novel, "Amanzimtoti: The Ridge" hitting the Hot & Trending list within a few hours of being launched! This was a pretty ...
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Vote for Toti at Kindle Scout!

I mentioned at the end of my last post, announcing the Winning Cover Design, that I had some exciting news coming up! And so I'm pleased to be able to ...
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Cover Competition – Winning Design

Huge thank you to everyone who voted on the designs during the cover competition! With over 40 likes on the facebook page, I'm very pleased to announce that the winning design is... This ...
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Top 5 things to do OUTSIDE of Auckland

One of the great things about Auckland (yes, there are actually some great things about the city, despite my opinion of it!) is that it has many impressive islands just a ...
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Bay of Islands: Arriving in Paihia

I lasted a week in Auckland after arriving in New Zealand before managing to convince my travel companion to book a tour bus pass with me. In a toss up ...
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