Amy Shannon

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Amy Shannon (1972 - Present) is an American Storyteller, writer, poet, and blogger. Amy Shannon runs the book review blog "Amy's Bookshelf Reviews," which has become extremely popular for Indie authors and their books. She runs her own "author blog,".

In 2004, Amy was a cancer survivor. In 2005, she survived a domestic violence assault, which resulted in her spouse going to prison, and lifelong migraine headaches. Amy doesn't let that get in the way of taking care of her four boys, who are very supportive of their family, and her passion. In 2015, Amy received her Bachelors of Arts in English, and in 2017, she received Masters of Arts in Adult Education and Training. She is currently working on her MBA .

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Amy Shannon Just sit down and write, don't worry about anything but putting words on a paper. some rely too much on word count or grammar or other things that…moreJust sit down and write, don't worry about anything but putting words on a paper. some rely too much on word count or grammar or other things that stop the process, but just write, and put it together once the first draft is done. (less)
Amy Shannon I take two approaches, when I have writer's block, I read. It doesn't matter if it's something I wrote or by another author, but I read. When writing…moreI take two approaches, when I have writer's block, I read. It doesn't matter if it's something I wrote or by another author, but I read. When writing the story, I make something explosive happen, such as someone pointing a gun, someone unexpectedly cheating, a loving couple have a fight or a bombing. I never know what's going to happen in my stories until I write it, so unexpected things that happen can be easily written.(less)
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Unwritten Life

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Smashed A Savvy Macavoy Story

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Unlawful Identity

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Passionate Retribution

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Shattered Pages

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Prowl

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Life's Written Past

4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Rewritten Life

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Fractured Tears: A struggle...

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Depths of Muse

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Authors, are your editions linked?

Authors, if you use Amazon to sell your books (self-published or otherwise), you should make sure that your editions of your books are linked to each other. What does this mean? It means when a reader goes to your book and can see there are editions for print, kindle and (maybe, audio). This is better than a reader who wants to read a paperback, but found the kindle edition and has to search ag... Read more of this blog post »
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High Flying by Kaylin McFarren
High Flying
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A unique premise

McFarren pens a remarkably unique story in High Flying. This is the first story of McFarren's that I've read, and I'm looking forward to reading more by this author. The story brings the reader in to Skylar's life, and journey. It's m
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Marked for Revenge by Jennifer S. Alderson
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An adventure in art
As a fan of Alderson's, I was anxious to start reading Marked for Revenge: An Art Heist Thriller. First, I like how Alderson shows a story. Yes, she shows it with all the details and fluidity of her writing that brings the reader r
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The Ancient Script of Lovecontu blends words with feeling and emotion. Listening to this audio poetry brings a lightness in my heart and overpowers the senses, with great flow and pace. I truly enjoyed sitting back and listening to the sof
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The adventures of Bella & Emily Devon-Revisited Week 2 by Michelle Holland
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I have fallen in love with the Bella & Emily adventures. The stories are interesting, and quite fun to read. The stories may be geared toward younger readers, but I really enjoyed them. This one was no different. I feel like I know
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The Field by Tracy Richardson
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Legacy by Michelle E. Lowe
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Lowe pens a great story in Legacy. This is the first book of Lowe's that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. I found Lowe's writing style lends to the telling of the story, and makes this story unique. Legacy's character's are well-devel
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Ripe by Alan Semrow
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Wonderful Collection

A collection of letters from a gay man about his life and journey of exploits, so-to-speak. I enjoyed reading this book, and how it showed a story. I wasn't sure of the book cover, but I've learned to never judge a book by it's co
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“My soul belongs to your soul. My heart belongs to your heart. My love belongs to your love. My body belongs to your body. My mind belongs to your mind. Myself is yourself. Together, we are one.” Link McLaren”
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“This is just your unwritten life. You didn’t expect it, it just happened.”
Amy Shannon, Unwritten Life

“I believe that life is written out for you, it maps out your life to make you happy, but what I’ve been living for the past four years is my unwritten life...”
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“There are certain crimes that are simply too cruel, too sadistic, too hideous to be forgiven.”
John E. Douglas, Journey Into Darkness

“When rehabilitation works, there is no question that it is the best and most productive use of the correctional system. It stands to reason: if we can take a bad guy and turn him into a good guy and then let him out, then that’s one fewer bad guy to harm us. . . .

Where I do not think there is much hope. . .is when we deal with serial killers and sexual predators, the people I have spent most of my career hunting and studying. These people do what they do. . .because it feels good, because they want to, because it gives
them satisfaction. You can certainly make the argument, and I will agree with you, that many of them are compensating for bad jobs, poor self-image, mistreatment by parents, any number of things. But that doesn’t mean we’re going to be able to rehabilitate them.”
John E. Douglas, Journey Into Darkness

“I've come out many times publicly in support of the death penalty. I've stated that I'd be more than willing personally to pull the switch on some of the monsters I've hunted in my career with the FBI. But Bruno Hauptmann just doesn't fit into this category -- the evidence just wasn't, and isn't, there to have confidently sent him to the electric chair. To impose the one sentence for which there is no retroactive correction requires a far higher standard of proof than was seen here. Blaming him for the entire crime was, to my mind, an expedient and simpleminded solution to a private horror that had become a national obsession.”
John E. Douglas, The Cases That Haunt Us

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
Benjamin Franklin Wade

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