Monday, August 8, 2011

Shellie Neumeier's "Driven" by leaving a comment

Clash of The Titles
*Guest post by Michelle Massaro

Today we focus on Clash Of The Titles' alum Shellie Neumeier. Shellie competed in the Back Cover Blurb Clash with an excerpt from her YA novel Driven. This was COTT's first YA title to take the crown.


A bit about Driven:

Robyn can’t help but notice the handsome new guy at her school. She ignores, however, the arrival of another being at Brookfield Central High School—a demon assigned to destroy her…

Robyn loves her friends, enjoys her youth group, and looks forward to meeting cute Caleb Montague. But when a caustic news reporter challenges her school’s prayer team, Robyn must choose: defend their right to meet on campus and pray for whomever they wish or back down at the principal’s request.

Now she must learn what God wants her to do. And she had better learn fast, because there’s a supernatural enemy in town whose sole mission is to stop her—no matter the cost.

How did Shellie come up with the idea for this book?
"The plot [for Driven] morphed over several dinner conversations with my kids and my hubby," Neumeier says. "It started with a whole lot of what-if questions and ended with a girl, a demon, and a whole lot of forgiveness.

Once that idea was ready to be written, Shellie got to work writing anywhere and everywhere she could--even in the car while her husband drove. Shellie feels writing very well could be God's gift to moms. " It's something that can be done from the comfort of your home, when time avails," she says.

You can check out her interview on COTT here. What did Shellie have to say about her experience at Clash:

"I had a wonderful time. Such sweet readers with great questions. My favorite part was answering the ones about whether or not I scared myself :D. It made me realize how much closer writing that MS brought be to God. Boy did I pray for those dark scenes. It was a good reminder to keep that dependence even now. Especially now!"

We're so proud of Shellie's success and happy to have had her on COTT. Can't wait to see what's up next for this author!

Order Driven or click on the ad a the bottom of the page.

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* Michelle Massaro is the Assistant Editor for COTT. Her passion is evangelizing through fiction. She writes contemporary inspirational novels with heart-rending themes intended to frame the message of God’s healing love. Michelle has written for Romantic Times, Circle Of Friends, and Pentalk Community, among others. Find her on twitter @MLMassaro, Facebook, or her blog, Adventures in Writing, and join the fun.


  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Hope I win!

  2. Thank you for hosting me! Good luck:)

  3. I tried to make a comment before, but it was rejected, so I changed to a different browser. Hope this works.
    Shellie's writings are new to me, and I'd like to become familiar with them by reading "Driven." She has a grounded knowledge of God and the deception of Satan to be able to author such a book; and I would imagine that was a bit difficult. I congratulate Shellie on her success. Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win this good book. I hope I win.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  4. This sounds like a really good book. I watch as teens pray around the pole, sometimes I take part in it if I'm not running behind in the morning. Standing up for your faith at school is a big deal and this is a great book to introduce into the school system.

  5. Wow I would love to win a copy of this book as I have a daughter named Robyn and a mom named Shelley (different spelling than the author) but I thought that was neat. The book looks like a good suspenseful read, would love to read it! Thanks! Cheryl

  6. This looks like a really good book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Poisnivyred AT

  7. OHH I've been looking at this book for a while! I've been going through a SiFi/Fantasy streak, and am pretty sure I'm gonna do a post all about Christian paranormal!!!! This book looks great!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I would love to win a copy of the book.

  9. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. Can't wait to read it- its on my list! ;)

  11. This book sounds like a great read. I'd love to win a copy of it. I like the cover too!


  12. I would love to read this and share it with my granddaughter. She was just telling me about you. Thank you for this chance.

  13. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  14. Hi all, I'm so sorry I have neglected you. My oldest goes to college tomorrow and we're packing up to move to OH this week.

    Thank you for all your kind comments and I hope the winner enjoys their copy! According to, Donna Krueger is our winner. I'm off to email her. Congratulations, Donna and thank you everyone!!