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Shannon Dittemore

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The author of the Angel Eyes novels, Shannon Dittemore has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a love of all things literary. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys mentoring teen writers–both online and in person. Since 2013, Shannon has taught mentoring tracks at a local school where she provides junior high and high school students with an introduction to writing and the publishing industry. She also blogs for Go Teen Writers, posting encouragement and instruction on a weekly basis. Find out more about Shannon and her writing at

Hey friends! I want to extend an invite to all the writers out there, especially those in Southern California.

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This summer, I’ll be on staff at the Southern California Christian Writers’ Conference and we’d love to have you there for the inaugural event.
I’ll be busy teaching the Teen Writers’ Track, but there are workshops and tracks for writers of all ages and skill levels.
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Published on February 28, 2017 13:52 • 18 views
Average rating: 4.02 · 2,212 ratings · 501 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes, #1)

3.87 avg rating — 1,362 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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Broken Wings (Angel Eyes #2)

4.23 avg rating — 490 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Dark Halo (Angel Eyes, #3)

4.28 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Pearla's First Christmas

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Suspense Magazine June 2012

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Angel Eyes Broken Wings Dark Halo
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One of my favorite Lady Emily mysteries. From the Greek setting to the not-quite-back-to-himself snark of Jeremy, I loved it. I'm pulling for a Jeremy series, by the way. We need to know what he gets up to while he's not in Emily's world. Like, what ...more
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I like everything Tana French does, but this one was a little harder for me. I don't know that I loved the detective in this one as much as the others. Definitely a solid read, but I wonder if you'll feel the same way I did.
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“There is something so attractive about a man who is able to laugh shamelessly.”
Shannon Dittemore, Angel Eyes

“But let me ask you this: when Canaan cloaked you with his wings and you disappeared from the Terrestrial realm, did you just...stop existing?"
"Of course not," I say, surprised by the question.
"It's the same thing, Elle. Ali and your mother have been cloaked by death. You can't see them, but they're not gone. Not really. Our spirits will outlive our physical bodies, so it's our spirits we have to take care of."

- page 285”
Shannon Dittemore, Angel Eyes

“A righteous God isn't bound by time. He has an eternity to make things right.”
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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
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“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”
Jane Austen, Emma

“There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

“but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
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message 18: by Alyssa

Alyssa Hey Shan, have you finished Save The Date yet? I have a friend who wants to borrow it. :)

message 17: by Kara

Kara thanks for the add, Shannon, looking forward to seeing your book reviews here :) Hope you're having a wonderful birthday, you're still a kid so enjoy yourself! Blessings girl!

message 16: by Kayla

Kayla Thanks for the add!

message 15: by Shannon

Shannon The Lady Emily books are awesome. They are a bit like Pride and Prejudice in that they are period pieces, set close to that time frame. The author's favorite book is Pride and Prejudice so you can see it's influence there. The only thing I'd say is that they weren't written for a teen audience. There isn't really anything inappropriate in them. A bit of kissing here and there, but that's it. Just understand that depending on your preferences, they may or may not be able to hold your attention. That being said, I love them. Of all the new authors I've read this past year, she's my favorite.

message 14: by Alyssa

Alyssa Hey, are the Lady Emily books any good? I looked at them and they sound interesting. From looking at the covers, they kinda remind me of Pride and Prejudice. :)

message 13: by Alyssa

Alyssa I heard about that book too. Im told its a good book though.

message 12: by Shannon

Shannon I have not seen it. But you don't need your view tainted do you!? That would be sad!

message 11: by Jacy

Jacy Have you seen the book at B&N called Darcy's Temptation?? I feel like if I read it it would ruin my view of Darcy and Elizabeth!!!

message 10: by Jacy

Jacy Apparently I should edit before I send my commets =)

Although I think boom could be a creative alternative to book :-)

Shannon The booms!? Ha!

message 8: by Jacy

Jacy I dog ear! Mom was talking about how she can tell the booms are mine be ause I do that... She is a bookmark person

Shannon Dog ear away my friend! How do you normally keep your place???

message 6: by Jacy

Jacy I love reading your books because then it doesn't matter I I dog ear them!

Jessica Good luck! I am a big fat loser. If I don’t win a book soon I am going to write a nasty letter. LOL! I think it is my time to win one. Two people I work with have won! What are the odds of that? It is so not fair :) Watch when I win I am going to get a book that I didn’t really want to read anyway! LOL! FYI Goodwill is 50% off Saturday! That means books for 50 cents!

Jessica Did you know about this?

You can enter to win books on Goodreads. I have two friends who have won one already. I am a bit fat loser :(

message 3: by Jacy

Jacy It is quite addicting!!! =)

Jessica Welcome! You need to add some books! :)

message 1: by Katie

Katie White hi?

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