Shannon McDermott

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Shannon McDermott is the author of the fantasy novel The Valley of Decision, as well as the futuristic The Last Heir. She has written the Adventures of Christian Holmes, a series of humorous detective novellas, and Beauty of the Lilies and Summer Leaves (Sons of Tryas, I and II).

Shannon lives in the Midwest and enjoys coffee, novels, and history.

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The Valley of Decision

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The Last Heir

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The Beauty of the Lilies

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Inspection (Adventures of C...

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The Least Dangerous Men

Today’s subject is ghost stories, because ’tis the season.


Ghost stories would, under modern classification, be sorted into horror. But they inhabit the outer fringes of that category and have a stronghold in more reputable categories (see: Hamlet and A Christmas Carol). There is nothing niche about the ghost story. Ghosts are immemorial and omnipresent in human stories, older than writing and haunting every culture. They make...season.


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Allison Tebo is on page 10 of 322 of The Two Towers: You're SINGING????



They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard and you're just STANDING HERE AND SINGING?

With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Maybe THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE TO RUN THREE DAYS STRAIGHT. BECAUSE YOU WASTED TIME SINGING? There's my advice - take it or leave it.

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“They were the truth, so far as I can see."
"But you cannot see very far, and what you do see you do not understand. You do not know the truth.”
Shannon McDermott, The Valley of Decision

“When have I rebelled?"
"When have you ever obeyed?”
Shannon McDermott, The Valley of Decision
tags: faith, obey

“Do you know the secret of my success, Alamiri? It is not that I am a great warrior, or that I am cunning or strong - though all those things are true. The secret of my success is that I am bold enough to do what nobody else dares.”
Shannon McDermott, The Valley of Decision

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“Maura had decided sometime before Blue's birth that it was barbaric to order children about, and so Blue had grown up surrounded by imperative question marks.”
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Nelson Self Hi Shannon -

Keep up the good work!

Perseverance pays in pursuing your dreams. I wish your family a festive Thanksgiving holiday.

Nelson Self


Nelson Self Virginia Lucille (Nelson) Self
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April 20, 1917 - March 19, 2015


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