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Christopher Shields

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Christopher Shields lives in Northwest Arkansas with his family and three dogs. Following what he considers to be his calling, he is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville. He loves working with students during the day, and writing at night. Christopher also enjoys spending time with his circle of close friends, playing his sax, and indulging his life-long passion for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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I’ve been told that all authors come to love their characters—that they become the Authors’ children. I’m no different. I love Maggie, despite what she put me through. She was the most difficult character to develop, and the one I spent the most time wrestling with. She didn’t talk to me throughout the day, like many authors recount of their characters, but she did tell me how she was supposed...

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Average rating: 4.44 · 847 ratings · 115 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Steward (Weald Fae Jour...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 264 ratings — published 2012
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The Changeling (Weald Fae J...
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The Steward The Changeling The Aetherfae The Maebown
Weald Fae Journals (4 books)
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The Changeling by Christopher  Shields
" Even better than the The Steward.
Waiting patiently for The Aetherfae to ship.

The Changeling by Christopher  Shields
" I love the world the author has created, and Maggie is an engaging and interesting character. I enjoy the villians as well. "
The Changeling by Christopher  Shields
" “The Changeling” by Christopher Shields is the second in his wonderful series about the Waeld, a place for the Fae, which has a young woman, Maggie O’Shea, as their steward. Not usually big on Fantasy and Fairy stories I was taken by surprise by t... " Read more of this review »
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"New Release, THE MAEBOWN, the Weald Fae Journals finale, now available on Amazon, and soon in paperback. Check out the entire four book series, beginn...more "
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"Billy wrote: ""The Reluctant Savage" by Billy Ray Chitwood"

I'm so sorry, Billy, but authors may not nominate their own work. Thanks much, though.

"Yelle wrote: "Christopher wrote: "Great News: THE MAEBOWN (Weald Fae Journals, Book 4) [image] is now available on Amazon. It will soon be available a...more "
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Hello Christopher,

It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here at Goodreads. I look forward to reading about your work.

Thank you so much and best wishes to you.

My warmest regards,

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Victoria Dougherty Mazel tov, Chris.Well deserved. Love ya almost as much as I love rye whiskey. Almost.

Christopher Shields Hi, Kelleigh, that's fantastic. I can't wait to find out. Thanks so much for letting me know. By the way, I hope you've been enjoying The Steward. I thought about posting on the board that I'm a little over half way into the third book, The Aetherfae, and can't wait to release it in April. I'll keep my fingers crossed, and talk to you soon. Take care, and thanks again. Very exciting. It's a great group, and I am honored to be considered.

Kelleigh Christopher! You're in the running to be our next featured Author of the Month!

Just wanted to give you a heads up - Good Luck!

~Kelleigh @ Five Star Series

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