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Ally Shields

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I write romantic urban fantasy/supernatural mysteries.The Guardian Witch series currently has six published books, the final book expected in 2015. Cross Keys, an Elvenrude novel, involves new characters and a different fantasy 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 most 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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PictureWelcome, booklovers!

It's time for our Wednesday Coffee Chat. Our guest author today is Kim Kasch, who loves all things romantic...and paranormal! :) She has a new release (and you could win it - see below)!

How do you take your coffee, Kim?

KIM: I love coffee just like my stories – bold…and steamy. ;D

Ally: I'll pour if you'll show folks your bio and tell them something about you they might not kn...
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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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Beth Hi Jan,
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