Shenda Paul

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I’ve dreamed of writing since childhood.

My parents, booklovers, instilled a passion for reading at an early age, and a wonderfully, eccentric teacher nurtured that love, encouraged me to read widely and to write. The works of Austen, Du Maurier, the Brontës, and Hardy fed my romantic soul, and books such as To Kill A Mockingbird, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, and Beloved sharpened my sense of justice and fed my interest in the complexity of the human spirit.

I love exploring how adversity or good fortune shaped and continues to influence the lives of my characters—their views, their choices, their interactions with others—the people they are and the people they choose to become.

I wrote the Counsel series from my ‘office’, the family ro
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Shenda Paul For me, it’s a toss up between Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights and Estelle and Pip in Great Expectations.

Somewhat ironic, really, given the…more
For me, it’s a toss up between Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights and Estelle and Pip in Great Expectations.

Somewhat ironic, really, given the romantic that I am, that I’ve chosen two couples, neither of whose relationships end with a happily ever after. But the complexity of the characters’ natures, their motivations, driven by an intense passion, lust, envy, and the pursuit of social status fascinate me. These characters, for me, epitomize how relentlessly chasing love and passion can lead either to personal redemption or destruction.

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Shenda Paul I take a break, go for a walk, garden, cook, or meet a friend for lunch or coffee or call to chat. And then I write—I don't try to push through with…moreI take a break, go for a walk, garden, cook, or meet a friend for lunch or coffee or call to chat. And then I write—I don't try to push through with what I'm struggling with. I write about a memory, perhaps, or how I felt about a certain event, and, eventually, the words I'm looking for will come.(less)
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Counsel (Counsel, #1)

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Justice (Counsel, #2)

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Loved, loved the book, the complexity of the relationship between the two friend, the vivid descriptions and lovely turns of phrase.
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I’d say escapism. I’m able to create a fictional world, where no matter what happens, I have the ability to determine the outcome.


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