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 Beauty of the Lilies

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There is nothing categorically wrong with labels. Labels are short-hand descriptions, a fast and easy method of classification – much like words. There is nothing wrong with labels just as labels. But labels, like everything else in this world, can go wrong. Some labels are active lies; others (not nearly so bad) are so insufficient they create more confusion than clarity, or so vague they are...

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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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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
Springfield, Missouri
April 20, 1917 - March 19, 2015


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