Monday, March 9, 2015

Selfies and Snapshots

Our technology-addicted world has become consumed with photographing every moment of our life. Correction, of all the lives around us, not simply our own. This gets a little frustrating when someone chooses to take a “hug” picture when you’re half-awake in the morning, stuffing something in your mouth, or have serious sweat-head from a walk or jog. Does the world really need to see that? I think not but apparently the perpetrator finds it humorous or cute. Perhaps even attractive.

Isn’t it somewhat invasive to snap a photo of someone else at their worst and post it on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, a blog, or some other social media blast? Of course, sometimes what one thinks is beautiful and a glimpse into the personality of the individual, another might perceive offensive. Have you ever had a picture of yourself posted on the internet that you hated?

I used that scenario in my book, Need Me, which just released. Roger becomes attracted to photography through his affection for Caroline as she works her way through college doing contract photography assignments. She wants to be a journalist and the hobby fits her goal. Along the line he gets a fabulous artistic eye for abstract photography and he, too, begins snapping photos. He’s not into selfies though. His subject is much more attractive and the photos more seductive.

Years later Roger’s pictures of Caroline end up on a non-profit art auction making thousands in Need Me. Wait until you read how she reacts!


Aspiring journalist Caroline Sanders doesn’t have time for frat parties and college keggers—not even when the gorgeous Roger Freeman climbs into her car unexpectedly one night on campus. The two are inexplicably drawn together but when Caroline’s offered a prestigious internship that could lead to a job at The New York Times, she leaves Roger behind for more serious prospects. Six years later, back home and starting a new career as a florist, she’s shocked to run into Roger again. He’s never forgotten the girl who left him to find herself, though he’s certainly tried. As the two begin seeing each other and grow closer, he finds it impossible to resist falling for her once more. What he doesn’t know is that Caroline’s life over the last few years has been filled with tragedy, and the adventurous and exciting woman he remembers is all but gone. Is Roger ready to risk his heart again, and is Caroline ready to trust him with her story?

Available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Kobo

Author Bio
Shelley K. Wall was born near Kansas City, the middle daughter of three. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with additional post graduate work there and at the University of Wyoming extension in Casper. She also holds a length career in Information Technology. 

Her first release, Numbers Never Lie, debuted in 2012 and was an Amazon Bestseller. Other titles include Bring It On(2012), The Designated Drivers’ Club(2012), Flood Flash and Pheromones(2013), Chloe’s Secret(2013), Text Me(2014), and her latest release Find Me.

Shelley enjoys writing characters that deal with drama in a humorous way, situations that are believable even if intense, heroes and heroines that aren’t perfect, and villains that may have an inkling of redemption hidden away.

Twitter: @skwallbooks

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