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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, 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 ... 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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Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Swoon Author Shani Petroff: The Unofficial Soundtrack to MY NEW CRUSH GAVE TO ME

Holiday music plays a big role in My New Crush Gave to Me! The book takes place during Christmas and Hanukkah, so the characters hear (and even sing) holiday songs throughout the book. Here is my unofficial playlist for the book:"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas""All I Want for Christmas is You""Here Comes Santa ... Read More


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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Swoon Author Shani Petroff: Based on a True Story

In My New Crush Gave to Me, the main character’s best friend Morgan loves holidays. She was also the one who really wanted to have a Secret Santa drawing and a holiday party.Well, if you read the acknowledgements in the book, you may have discovered a few similarities with yours truly.The last line read: “And to the ... Read More


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