For over a decade, the name ChickLitGurrl has been a part of my life.
Originally, the name came from this simple thought: I am a girl who loves literature by chicks.
For most of my life, before and after the creation of the name, this has been true.
It was only appropriate that now, as people see the name and think of Shonell Bacon, that I would finally come home to the name, create a site, and try to blend all the things that make me, me into one digital home space.
That is what ChickLitGurrl.com will attempt to do.
On the site, you will learn about the various aspects of my life, my worlds as author, crafter, editor, and educator.
You will be able to buy books I write, crafts I create, editorial services, webinar courses, and more.
You will be able to read blog posts about my goings on, to include crafting work, the writing life, writing tips, and promoting of those women writers I love as I continue the work I started in April 2005 with my Blogger site ChickLitGurrl.
Blog posts, especially those dealing with promoting of women writers, may be published any day of the week, but there are two to three specific days dedicated to specific blog topics.
Once a month with Rock the Tiara, I will feature a woman who is living her passion by any means necessary. You’ll learn about her, her life, her passion, and what she’s learned along the way–and perhaps we can glean some good info from her and make her journey that much more successful!
Every day, we are making things. We are making her bodies, minds, and spirits better; we are making stories and art and movies and crafts; we are making our lives–from home to work–better. On Making Mondays, I offer information and process and inspiration on the art of making, from creating planner accessories to blending work and fitness to make a better you.
Writing is my first love. If I’m not writing, I’m online either sharing others’ information about writing or publishing articles and commentary about the craft. In TWL4U posts, I share tips and advice on writing.
Sometimes, you just have to let loose. Things happen in the world that make you feel, and you have to release those feelings. In Bacon Bits posts, you can see posts on current events, faith, humor, tragedies, love, and literally every and anything.
Here on ChickLitGurrl, I share my journey.
Come join me.
About ChickLitGurrl’s Blogger, Shonell Bacon
A Jacqueline of all trades and a mistress of some, Shonell Bacon’s primary goals are to educate, entertain, and excite.
As an author, Shonell’s women’s fiction, mysteries, and rom-coms leave readers satiated and hungry for more. At the heart of everything she writes creatively readers will find broken women made strong through their determination and actions.
Shonell’s love of the written word moved her to not only pursue her MFA in Creative Writing (fiction) nearly 13 years ago, but it also pushed her to take on the tasks of editor and writing mentor. Since then, she has helped 100s of writers develop their writing craft through her editing services, articles, and online projects, like Writing Boot Camp. The result, which Shonell loves, is seeing her clients excited to write that phenomenal next book.
Shonell’s desire to help develop strong writers fuses with her work as an educator as she has taught English, mass communication, and fiction courses at the university level.
Currently, when not fangirling over Benedict Cumberbatch, Investigation Discovery, and craptastic Syfy movies, Shonell is pursuing her Ph.D. in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University (research interests: race, gender, identity, online spaces, and virtual worlds) while working as a mass communication instructor at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, where she teaches courses, such as Writing for the Media, Public Relations Writing, Video Production, and Emerging Media Practices.