Author Interview and Giveway: Shana Galen and True Spies

Today I welcome Shana Galen back on my blog. Be sure to enter the contest too at the end 🙂

1. Tell me 3 fun things about yourself?
SG: I’ll tell you two true things and one lie. Guess which is the lie.
I majored in opera in college.
I once worked for the CIA.
I’m a major Star Wars fan.
2. Your new book is called True Spies. Now what’s it about?
SG: TRUE SPIES is a nod at the Jamie Lee Curtis/Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies. It’s the second in the LORD AND LADY SPY series and like that book deals with a married couple trying to reconcile. At least Winn, the hero, wants to reconcile. Elinor has pretty much had it with Winn, especially when she learns he’s not at all who she thought—he’s actually an elite spy for the Barbican group. Elinor has been looking for some adventure and intrigue herself, and she definitely finds it when Winn’s work comes a little too close to home.
3. One a spy, the other one the disappointed spouse. Was this book fun to write as there is lots of place for drama?
SG: It was a fun book to write because even though I’m a mom with a young child, I know a lot of women with older kids who floundered a bit trying to figure out what to do now that their children don’t need them as much. Some had more kids and others went back to work. Like Elinor, everyone is looking for where they belong, where they can do something important. Winn, on the other hand, wants to take a break from life as a secret agent. He and Elinor aren’t quite on the same page about their future, and it was great to write a book where the heroine learns to see herself as more than a wife and mother, and the hero, who loved her in those roles, comes to respect her as so much more.
4. Now what went wrong with these two?
SG: Like a lot of men, Winn loves work more than family. He puts everything into his career and ignores his wife and kids. Elinor is tired of being ignored. She wants to be more than a party planner and society hostess. 
5. This would make such a good movie. But who would be perfect as Elinor and Winslow?
SG: So glad you asked! I have a Pinterest board with some of my inspirations ( 
I see Elinor as looking a bit like Kate Beckinsale and Winn as a young Ralph Fiennes.
6. What’s coming next from you?
SG: I’m writing the last book in the Lord and Lady Spy series, LOVE AND LET SPY. That will be out n fall 2014. In March 2014, the last book in the Jewels of the Ton series releases. Lily’s story, SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL’S BEST FRIEND, is one I can’t wait for readers to see.
Thanks for having me back!
1 copy of True Spies
1. Open to ALL
2. Ends Oct 12
3. Just enter 
or ask a question or whatever you feel like saying 🙂
He’s Getting Tired of Deception…
Baron Winslow Keating is honor-bound to finish one last mission as an elite spy for the Barbican group even though he just wants to go home and be with his family. But after years of secrecy and absence, his daughters hardly know him and his wife has given up on him…
She Wants to Try a Little Intrigue…
Lady Elinor has had enough of domestic boredom. She contemplates an affair with a rakish spy, only to discover a world of intrigue and treachery that she never knew existed. Even more shocking, her neglectful husband is suddenly very attentive—quite the jealous type—and apparently there is much more to him than she ever knew…
Shana Galen is the author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the Lord and Lady Spy Series, the Jewels of the Ton Series, as well as the Sons of the Revolution Trilogy. A former English teacher in Houston’s inner city, Shana now writes full time, and is working on more regency romance novels! She’s happily married to the Ultimate Sportsfan and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website at or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.


38 thoughts on “Author Interview and Giveway: Shana Galen and True Spies

  1. Tea norman says:

    I enjoyed reading about your new novel True Spies. I also liked reading your bio. I laughed at the idea of finding one false sentence in the three sentences. For false, I chose major Star Trek Fan. Don't believe it. 🙂

  2. lindalou says:

    Hi! Enjoyed your interview and I've enjoyed this tour too!Wow! You worked for the CIA? I'm a Star Wars fan too… I love to ride Star Tours at Disney's Studios – and go on those missions with my fav Star Wars characters.

  3. ShanaGalen says:

    And the lie is…I once worked for the CIA! I never worked for the CIA. I stole that from my friend Kieran Kramer. I did major in opera my first year in college, and I love Star Wars. I wrote a contemporary novel as Shane Bolks that was originally titled JEDIS, WOOKIES, AND OTHER MEN I'VE DATED. It's all about a Star Wars geek. It was retitled THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY MEN I'VE DATED and published by Harper Collins.

  4. lindalou says:

    We go all the time… I have an annual pass and my son works there. :-))) We also go to Universal often… we both have annual passes there. It's like a vacation every week!

  5. Jenny says:

    Well now I really want to know which is the lie! I initially thought the CIA one, but then that one is probably true just because my first instinct was to think it was the lie. So my guess is the opera one:)

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