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We are excited to announce that we have a published author on our team at RSS! Congratulations to our personal lines account manager, Shawna Railey, on publishing her first book, A Girl Called Blue. This book has been a long time coming as Shawna has dreamt of becoming a published author since she was a little girl. Our team couldn’t be happier to see her dream come to life. Check out her heartfelt announcement below. ⇓

A Girl Called Blue is centered around a fiercely independent young girl named Beulah (Blue) who is surrounded by all boys, including three brothers, her father, her best friend, and even the family dog. Blue’s world is turned upside down when she discovers her mother’s death certificate in the attic and the secret behind it.

Although her book features a young girl growing up with all males, Shawna grew up with female role models and has a daughter in high school. On top of working at RSS AND being a published author, Shawna is also a copywriter for Leanin’ Tree, a greeting card company based out of Boulder. 

It only took Shawna six months to write A Girl Called Blue. She said it took her three months to write the body of the book and another three months to write the last page. A Girl Called Blue is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2020 with Little Bee Books. Her book will be sold in all bookstores across the U.S.

A Girl Called Blue will not be followed by a sequel, but don’t worry, she is already working on her second book. 

 We will be sure to keep you updated on A Girl Called Blue’s progress, along with any other books Shawna comes out with. 

Congratuations Shawna! We are proud to have you as a part of our team!