New news: 6/2017
Shanaya – and her novel Velvet Door Society – is a finalist in the 2017 Latino Literacy Now Intl. Book Awards. The awards will be presented the weekend of September 8-10 in Los Angeles. Her nomination is for “Best Book: Sci-Fi/Fantasy”. As of today, she holds 13 awards under her belt.
Actor/director Edward James Olmos and Kirk Whisler created LLNI 19 years ago. Award honorees include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and figures such as TV chef Pati Jinich, the late singer and actress Jenni Rivera, singer Linda Ronstadt, screenwriter Rick Najera, Gloria Estefan, Cheech Marin, and Oscar de la Hoya Vasquez, among many. Winners come from across the U.S. and 18 other countries.
2017 – Shanaya, acquired representation to sell her 1st screenplay (a drama/film), AND has accepted a-first-refusal on a upcoming for TV series -writing project.
Dedicated to her craft, she is immersed in writing her sixth book, a paranormal/fantasy novel.
Late 2016 – Shanaya was packaged and submitted to film and television networks/studios by Latino Literacy Now Intl., the largest organization in the U.S. promoting latino writers and literature Internationally for nineteen years. Founded by the one and only- Actor/Director Edward James Olmos, and Kirk Whisler.
Remarkable and Inspiring; Shanaya at eighteen years old, has proven age is just a number.
Ms. Fastje, is a five-time published, multiple international/national award winning writer.
With a total of thirteen elite awards under her belt.
She has been a passionate motivational speaker since the age of ten.
(Please see her speaking page for additional info)
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When Shanaya is writing books, films, etc…she is intoxicated when listening to music,
and has advanced her unique ability to compose/recorded music for film or tv.
It is obviously coming from her passion as a storyteller, organic nature of her character and style,
she has put enjoyment in creating for visual aspect, to entertain with sound.
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