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Press Release: Local Author Shooting for the Stars with Bestselling Book

Uncategorized Jun 24, 2020

Local Author Shooting for the Stars with Bestselling Book

Goderich resident, Shannon Hugman, has recently released her debut book Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies which hit multiple Amazon bestseller categories. She hopes to bring a big picture perspective down-to-Earth during these unprecedented times.

Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies became a bestseller on Amazon during the recent lock down. As that the province begins to open up the book is available for purchase in stores (at Cait's Cafe and Finchers in Goderich). While it doesn’t give one size fits all solutions, this read provides a unique approach to life on Earth. As humanity enters uncharted territory, the book offer readers an empowering invitation to see themselves and their surroundings from a different vantage point.

Shannon Hugman has been working as an astrologer for nearly a decade. She doesn’t believe that the planets are doing anything to us, but instead see’s them as streams...

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Standing in Solidarity and the Changes That Come With It

For those who have been following my work, I hope it is clear that dismantling the systems of oppression that exists on planet Earth is a priority and commitment I have made. From Barbara Marciniak’s book, Bringers of the Dawn, I resonate with the term “system buster”. This is described as individuals who do not vibrate in tandem with the controlled frequencies of Earth. There are millions of system busters out there, and chances are if you are reading these words you’re one too.

Our energies are like round pegs that the establishments want to force into square holes. But we just don’t fit, and instead of fighting that fact, we can create new structures that support the shape of who we are. We are not here to fit into what was, we are here to become aware of where we are not fitting, and then make a move towards new spaces.

Although I have been speaking to the changes of the systems through an astrological lens for years, I have not made a public...

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Full Moon Cover Creation

Today I wanted to share the story behind the creation of the cover, and also formally introduced you to the look of the book. 
I've been working with a designer to create the cover and interior layout for my new book: Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies which is releasing on the Equinox (March 20th). The process was all new to me but Visual Laura (@visualaura) is grounded, approachable and fun to work with; which made all the difference for me.
We had an initial meeting where I talked about the ideas I had and the direction I wanted to take it. Then after a week or two we chatted again. At this point I had felt like I wanted to take the cover in a new direction, but I wasn't sure how much Laura had worked towards the "old" direction. Funny enough when we connected a second time Laura shared with me that she wasn't as far along as she had wanted to be and was feeling as if there was something needed to add depth to the design.
It was too...
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Bringing Energized Versions of Ourselves Down-to-Earth

...let's synthesize with the changing times. 

When I started writing this book back in 2013 I knew that Astrology was a powerful tool. I had seen areas of my life transform and received clarity through some of the most challenging times of my life. I knew this wasn't just some fluffy party trick or something to distract us from the reality of life on Earth. I knew it was a way to bridge the physical and non physical aspects of life.

But, I wasn't brave enough to connect the dots. I wasn't ready to make a claim that having an awareness of these cycles really can make a huge difference in our lives and the collective. I felt like my job was to keep it abstract and let those listening make their own judgements.  I didn't want to spell it out for anyone; although it was all very clear to me how connected we are to these unfolding patterns. 

In Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies I've found the courage to go there. I'm really not worried about convincing or...

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I used to spend a lot of time focusing on the numbers around me. When I would see number sequences here and there I'd always imagine as if it was a little high five from the Universe, encouraging me that I am on the right path. 

My favourite number to see has always been 777, and the book, Angel Number's shares that it's symbolism means:

“You are definitely on the right path in every area of your life. Stay balance and aware so that you can continue moving forward on this illuminated path”

When I got to choose my phone number I included 777. During moments of confusion and uncertainty I would see the number and feel a shift in my energy. However, Life changes and our focus shifts and over the past few years I've found myself not noticing the numbers as much and not really caring too much about them. 

I'm release my new book, Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies this month and part of the process is to obtain an ISBN number. This is done through a...

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Connecting the Dots

I am pretty lucky to have built some powerful connections throughout my life but it always amazes me at the timing of things. Sarah Lloyd, Indigo Soul PR, is not only a friend but is now a key player in the process of sharing Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies with the world. 

Her new book, Connecting The Dots: Making Magic with the Media - Up level your Brand on your terms, has been nothing short of an answered prayer. Like I’ve shared in a recent post, I am currently planning and embarking on a media tour to share my message: that astrology IS relevant. To say I was overwhelmed by this new endeavour into PR is an understatement, but in true magical fashion Sarah’s book has lifted my fears and ignited my passion.

This book is for anyone and everyone. Sarah shares her story and her vast expanse of knowledge. She offers reflections and prompts that have been games changing for me. I now see myself and my work through a whole new lens. After reading...

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Update on Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies

Today isn't so much of a story as an update...

I've received the Final Cover and Interior Design of the book. Myself and editor are doing a final proofread and then it will officially be ready for the world!

The way this publishing process has flowed with the help of my editor and designer has been pure magic!



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Astrology IS Relevant

Today's story from behind the scene of Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies is for anyone who has watched one too many online marketing funnel webinars.
I am determined and focused on spreading the message of this book with the world, because I have seen how this awareness has brought a clarity to my own life and the changing times on the planet. That being said I really don't like being salesy.
Which is why working with Megan from The Self Publishing Agency, 
has been an absolute game changer. She helped me reframe my message and what I will be sharing.
Astrology is relevant. It's something we all can learn from and expand alongside. It's not that the planet's are doing anything to us, but they are currents of energy that are flowing all around us. Knowing these currents and understanding the cycles is a game changer and I'm excited to have you along for this ride.
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Writing for Fun and Finding the Way

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2020

Do you ever feel like the more you push something, the less it works out? That’s a huge life lesson for me and as someone with lots of ambition and drive, letting go of control is not easy. I’m working on it though, and I feel like the process of publishing this book has taught me how a “less is more” attitude can be success’ best friend. 

I have been writing manuscripts, hoping to publish a book for the past 8 years. Everytime I get frustrated, give up or derail and run away. I’ve participated in several Nanowrimo’s (National Write a Novel Month) but never completed the goal of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. 

This past November I decided to approach Nanowrimo just for fun. I was going to write a fiction story inspired by zodiac archetypes and themes, but not specific to astrology. Not only did I “win” and complete 50,000 words I had so much fun in the process. The story was just something I was doing...

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Seeing it Differently

Uncategorized Feb 22, 2020

I can't really tell you how many times I have started and stopped a writing project. I have a handful of outlines, drafts, book proposals and half written manuscripts. For a long time that weighed on me. It was a looming reminded of failure, bringing my focus to what I had not done.

Today I see it differently, instead of seeing what I haven't done, I see all that I have. Instead of thinking, wow it took me this long, I look back over the entire journey. 

For my upcoming book, Analogies, Energies & Celestial Bodies, I wanted to find some poetic words to open. I was looking through quotes from other people, searching for the right one. When I thought about the pages and pages of journals sitting in my closet. 

As I started to look through them all I realize how much I have written, even the words no one will read are still words in the world. Even if I am the only one who gets to experience them, that's still something to celebrate. 

So now I see it this way,...

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