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

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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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

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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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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Showcase: Theresa Jacobs

Theresa Jacobs was nominated as an Indie Author who deserves appreciation and acknowledgement of her work. I am pleased to present this author a showcase blog post.Author Bio:Theresa Jacobs believes in magic, fairies, dragons, and ghosts. Yet she trusts science and thinks that aliens know way too much.Though she still works 9-5 for the man, she has published a horror novel, two Sci-Fi novels, f... Read more of this blog post »
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Thalidomide Kid by Kate  Rigby
Thalidomide Kid
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Remarkable Story

Rigby pens a grand story in Thalidomide Kid. The story premise is very good, and interesting. It's a character driven book, with Daryl being the main character. He also has a disability, but the story isn't about that. Rigby's charact
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Spilling Blood by Leah Penn
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Raw and Gritty

This is a remarkable story by Penn, and definitely not for the light hearted. I have read Penn's other work, and found this one to be my favorite so far. I like the characters, and the plot feels real and definitely believable. I like t
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The Christian Reveries Collection by Abdiel LeRoy
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Magnificent Duo!

I have read all of LeRoy's writings, and am a big fan of his work and prolific writing style. I am adding this review, since I have read both books separately.

The Christmas Tree
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The First I Do by Sarah N. Ham
The First I Do
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Ensnare by Leah Moyes
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Great storytelling

Moyes pens a grand story in Ensnare. This is the first book in the Berlin Butterfly series, and this story fits with its title and its series title. A historical fiction that introduces the reader to Ella, living in 1961's Germany,
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White Australia Has A Black History by Barbara                Miller
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A very educational and interesting read

Miller pens White Australia Has A Black History in great detail and interesting story regarding the life of William Cooper. William Cooper was a political activist that lead the movement for Australia's basic hu
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The Adventures of Jasper and his Furry Friends by Michelle Holland
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A delightful and fun story

Holland does it again. She brings a new story filled with furry friends, which is both fun and enchanting. Her love of animals definitely shows, and with this story, Jasper, has fun being himself and playing with his pup sib
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MeMory Iota by T.K. Ware
MeMory Iota
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Ware definitely pens a great story in Memory Iota. I enjoyed the premise of the story and how it uses Michael's loss of memory as the focus of the story. This story perfectly sets up the backstory that leads to what is about to happen. I lik
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After the Final Curtain by T.L. Travis
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A wonderful and surprising conclusion

Travis pens a wonderfully sexy and enticing story in After the Final Curtain. Book five is the final installment in Travis's Social Sinners series. This band has gone through ups and downs, triumphs and tragedies.
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AntiAmerica by T. K. Falco
AntiAmerica
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Gritty and raw

Falco writes a very intriguing and compelling story in AntiAmerica. First, the title doesn't give the book justice, but it fits the story. Between anarchy and political fall-outs, the story is also tied in with cyber attacks. There are
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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”
Amy Shannon, Shattered Pages

“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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