Shana Silver

New York Area

Reader & Writer


Rachel Shane (writing as Shana Silver) studied creative writing at Syracuse University. She's been a computer animator, an e-book creator for a major publisher, and now works as a Project Manager in digital and TV advertising where she enjoys telling people what to do. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, young daughter, and the characters she dreams up.

Favorite Books

The Handmaid's Tale, Fight Club, All The Missing Girls, The Truth About Forever, Jellicoe Road, Twilight.

Favorite Quotes

"Now, of course, we're all mustard." - Dr. Seuss, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Announcing THE CON CODE by Shana Silver!

My first book, Mind Games, came out back in August and I’m so excited to be announcing my second book, The Con Code, which comes out next summer! While the two books are technically in different genres (sci-fi for Mind Games, contemporary for The Con Code), they share a lot of similarities in tone, badass female characters with special skills, … Read More


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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Behind the Book: Creating the Futuristic Technology of MIND GAMES

The problem with writing a book where the characters all invent cutting edge technologies is that… you have to be the one to invent those technologies so you could write about them. I wanted the technologies mentioned in the book to be cool things that readers might not have seen before, but also practical enough that someone reading would think, … Read More


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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Making the Most of a Minute: 5 Life Hacks for Busy Writers

Although some people believe authors live glamorous lives, the truth is that we usually have full-time jobs and other obligations. I have a pretty demanding full-time job that requires me to get on conference calls with a variety of international timezones. And on top of that, I have a very adorable but very clingy seven-year-old that enjoys staying up way … Read More


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