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Ally Shields

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I write urban fantasy/paranormal mysteries with a touch of romance.

The Guardian Witch series is complete at seven books. I recommend they be read in order. Awakening the Fire is book one.

The Elvenrude trilogy begins with Cross Keys, an Elvenrude novel, and continues with Cross Keys: Revelation. Book 3, the finale, will be Cross Keys: Unity. setting.

When not writing, I read multiple genres--urban fantasy, thrillers, mysteries, romance, and I love to travel--anywhere, anytime.
I live in the Midwest with my miniature pinscher Ranger within driving distance of the Mississippi River that is the setting for many of my books.


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Ally Shields Nothing new, I'm afraid. Know your main characters well enough that you can imagine how they will feel and react in every situation. Write as often as…moreNothing new, I'm afraid. Know your main characters well enough that you can imagine how they will feel and react in every situation. Write as often as you can. And then be persistent in getting your story to readers. My first book was rejected by agents 167 times. :) Now I have 7 published.
Good luck with your career!(less)
Ally Shields Thank you for following Ari's story. My min pin Ranger has so much energy. I don't know what I'd do without his antics every day. :)
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It's Wednesday again, booklovers!

Please welcome author Cheryllynn Dyess who brings us her paranormal fantasy, Born of The Veil!

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CD: With coconut sugar and Irish Cream creamer!!!

Ally: Perfect. While I prepare our drinks, why don't you introduce yourself to our readers?

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Ally Shields Dawn wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Ally I love your Guardian Witch Series got to purchase them soon! Can't wait to read! Hope you are having a great day! :)"

Great to become Goodreads' friends with you. Happy reading!


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Dawn Thanks for accepting my friend request Ally I love your Guardian Witch Series got to purchase them soon! Can't wait to read! Hope you are having a great day! :)


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Gusto Dave Hi Jan! Thanks for approving us as friends.

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This week, The Most Intriguing Man in the World, and we’re taking submissions! Those chosen will be posted with agent/editor interviews!

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Beth Hi Jan,
Thanks for befriending this fellow SinC Guppy on Goodreads. I hope you have fun here!


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