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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.

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Recently Posted

Introducing… “Tommy”, the contemporary romance I’ll be writing in May!

Last year I decided to use the month of May to make some serious headway in regards to the writing of my second novel. I had twenty-five completely uninterrupted days ...
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The Rough Draft: April Round Up

Well I'm kind of glad April's over and done with! This month saw the second novel in my Amanzimtoti series, Inyoni Rocks, launch which was equal parts nerve-wracking and that overwhelming feeling ...
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Inyoni Rocks Available Now!

As I'm sure you're all aware by now, the second book in the Amanzimtoti series, Inyoni Rocks, launched on Tuesday April 11th, and is now live on Amazon! AAAAAAH WHO'S EXCITED!? Remember how ...
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Cover Reveal

I’ve been working with the absurdly talented LC Chase on the cover for book two in the Amanzimtoti series, Inyoni Rocks, and I'm delighted to be able to share the ...
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The Rough Draft: March Round Up

March! Oh my goodness. Such a productive month for me both in terms of reading and writing! Between bouts of editing for my second novel, I managed to read 35 books ...
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The Rough Draft: February Round-Up

February has officially become the Month of the Hermit for me! Not a bad thing at all between the oft-unpredictable Scottish weather and the fact I had a novel to ...
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