Shannon Lawrence

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A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes in her dungeon when her minions allow, often accompanied by her familiar, Cleo. She writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in several anthologies and magazines, including Space and Time Magazine, Dark Moon Digest, and The Literary Hatchet, and her short story collection Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations is now available.

When she's not writing, she's hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings. Though she often misses the Oregon coast, the majestic and rugged Rockies are a sight she could never part with. Besides, in Colorado there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. What more could she
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I like psychological horror best. Something that could actually happen. Human monsters versus made up ones. Of course, I like it all, but p…more
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I like psychological horror best. Something that could actually happen. Human monsters versus made up ones. Of course, I like it all, but psychological is my favorite when well done.

As far as fantasy, I tend toward urban fantasy more than high fantasy. I love the meshing of modern day with fantastical elements.(less)
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IWSG - Progress

 It's the first Wednesday of September, which means we're creeping up on my favorite season of the year: Autumn.

It also means it's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group!


Created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, the IWSG serves to support insecure writers. All are welcome to join. Simply add your blog to the linky list, post, and visit your fellow insecure writers. 

This month's co-hosts are: PJ Cola

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Another good one by Ann Rule. At times it was repetitive, but that's really my only complaint. I liked that she spent a little time on the victims she had more information on, that she gave us their backgrounds and humanized them. That's important to ...more
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There are some great stories in this collection and some that had me picking up my phone to play a game instead of getting back to a long, dreary one I wasn't overly fond of. However, there are people who will enjoy the ones that bored me, and hate t ...more
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Little builds this one up a bit slowly, with nice touches of creepiness and a sense that things aren't right, all without anything really extreme happening. Then the book shoots into craziness, full human breakdown into animalistic behavior, and the ...more
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I liked the main character, a girl with determination and a quiet dignity. The voice was well done. Interesting idea, having her mad scientist father using butterflies to save her delicate bones. A fairly quick read, with plenty to keep the reader en ...more
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