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Shani Petroff

New York City

Reader & Writer


Shani Petroff is a writer living in New York City. She's the author of the “Bedeviled” series, which includes Daddy’s Little Angel, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Dress, Careful What You Wish For, and Love Struck, and is the co-author of the "Destined" series which includes Ash and Ultraviolet. She also writes for television news programs and several other venues. When she’s not locked in her apartment typing away, she spends a whole lot of time on books, boys, TV, daydreaming, and shopping online.

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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Announcing FINDING MR. BETTER-THAN-YOU by Shani Petroff!

I have big news that I’m so happy to finally share on the Swoon blog!! I have another book coming out next year! It’s called Finding Mr. Better-Than-You.Here’s a little about it:Boyfriend needed. ASAP. If her ex can find someone new, then so can she…What’s worse than getting dumped at the start of senior year? Finding out your ex has ... Read More


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Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Swoon Author Shani Petroff: Based on Another True Story

I love taking something that happened to me, twisting it around, adding new elements, taking out a bunch of others, and turning it into a brand new story. It’s how a few of my books came into existence. For Romeo & What’s Her Name, a very embarrassing moment in high school launched the idea. My New Crush Gave to Me ... Read More


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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Swoon Author Shani Petroff: Love for My Plus-Size Protagonist

I’ve struggled with my weight for most of my life. Yet, as I was setting out to work on Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over, I realized none of my characters have been overweight (at least not significantly so). Growing up most of the main female characters I saw (TV, movies, books) were thin (unless weight was a major ... Read More


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Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Swoon Author Shani Petroff's Editing Update: Setting the Tone

When I wrote Romeo & What’s Her Name I included a lot of physical comedy. The main character Emily would duck for cover, knock things over, and in general was a pretty big klutz. Powered by Giphy When I wrote my first draft of Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over, some of that started creeping in. There was a ... Read More


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Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Swoon Reads Author Shani Petroff: 'Tis the Season

My New Crush Gave to Me takes place in Connecticut during the month of December. I had so much fun getting in the Christmas spirit while I worked on the book. I listened to holiday music, I watched movies, I thought back on all my holiday experiences. The book is filled with a lot of Christmas moments. In Connecticut, that ... Read More


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