Author Shannon Capone Kirk and literary agent and publisher Kimberley Cameron were guest hosts of #LitChat on October 3, 2016. Read the complete chatscript of their #LitChat session here: here.

SHANNON CAPONE KIRK

Author, published by Reputation Books, represented by Kimberley Cameron

shannon-capone-kirkWhat if you could choose your Heaven now? Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts? In Shannon Capone Kirk‘s new novel, The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall, thirty-five-year-old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU after a fatal walk into the path of a truck. In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was. Vivienne’s guardian angel, Noah, who just may be her soul mate, escorts her through selections of Heavens and through the confusion Vivienne experiences as she flounders between a doubt of life and the certainty of death. Although her visits to varied afterlives provide peace and beauty, choosing proves not so easy: Vivienne’s love for her young son and her earthly love for his father pull her from her colorful journey—and from her divine love of Noah.

the-extraordinary-journey-of-vivienne-marshallThe nature of love, the variety of life, unending hope, and the importance of saying goodbye are central to this tale.

Shannon Kirk is a practicing attorney and law professor in Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband, a physicist and ultra-marathoner, and son, a cat-loving, basketball-playing eleven-year-old. Shannon is a three-time finalist in the William Faulkner Wisdom Writing Competition: 2012 Novel-in-Progress, The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall (literary fiction, finalist); 2013 Novella, 15/33 (thriller, finalist); and 2014 Novel-in-Progress, The Impossibility of Interplanetary Love (literary fiction, short-list finalist).

Follow Shannon Capone Kirk on Twitter: @ShannonCKirk.

KIMBERLEY CAMERON

Literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates, publisher of Reputation Books

kimberley-cameron-225Kimberley Cameron grew up loving books—going to the library was the highlight of her week during her early years. New adventures beckoned behind every spine and now she feels the same way when she reads a manuscript. She wants to fall in love with a writer’s words…

She began her literary career as an agent trainee at the Marjel de Lauer Agency in association with Jay Garon in New York. She worked for several years at MGM developing books for motion pictures. She was the co-founder of Knightsbridge Publishing Company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. In 1993 she became partners with Dorris Halsey of The Reece Halsey Agency, founded in 1957. Among its clients have been Aldous Huxley, William Faulkner, Upton Sinclair, and Henry Miller. She opened Reece Halsey North in 1995 and Reece Halsey Paris in 2006. Her associate Elizabeth Evans opened Reece Halsey New York in 2008, and in 2009 the agency became Kimberley Cameron & Associates. She resides and works from Tiburon, California with many visits to New York to make the rounds of editorial offices. She was educated at Marlborough School for Girls in Los Angeles, Humboldt State University, and Mount St. Mary’s College.

Follow Kimberley Cameron on Twitter: @K_C_Associates.

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