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

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Unlawful Identity

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Shattered Pages

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Prowl

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Passionate Retribution

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Life's Written Past

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Rewritten Life

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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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Michelle Holland came in at number 3 for the Best Indie Authors of 2018. Author Bio (from the author): In 1995 I opened my own sanctuary for New Forest ponies and saved and rehomed over 57 from slaughter over a 5 year period. This was so rewarding and totally voluntary and I had to raise over £80,000 a year to keep it going. I took on Chelsea who was 6 months old, she was riddled with lice and... Read more of this blog post »
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26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions by Matthew C. Woodruff
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Rewarding read!

Woodruff put together a grand collection of dark humor within the 26 Absurdities of Tragic Proportions. Each story has a unique look into the depths of dark humor. The author uses imagery and adventure, and of course, misadventure to b
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Flak by Jobie Baldwin
Flak (Tribe #2)
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A great sequel

Baldwin definitely pens a great story in Flak. It's the second book in her Tribe series. I like Baldwin's writing style and how she introduces characters to the audience. The story may be intended for YA reading, but I enjoyed it. Ben i
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We Could Be Heroes by Sarah  Dale
We Could Be Heroes
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A great fantasy story

Dale pens a great story in We Could Be Heroes. I only recently became aware of Dale's work, and this is the third book that I've read by this author. The fantasy aspect of the story worked well with the plot, but it wasn't just a
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Inhaled by Isabelle   Duval
Inhaled
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Intriguing dark story

Duval's Inhaled is the first I've read from this author. I found the story both dark and tantalizing. There is eroticism within the story and a lot of this story revolves around sex, mostly the power of it. Isabelle is the main c
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EVIL REALMS by Cortez Law III
EVIL REALMS (A Novella)
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The Refugee by Tony D Jones
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Grand read

Jones's The Refugee was a grand read and I enjoyed this story. It brings the reader on an adventure and a world of discovery. The reader is introduced to Val, who finds himself in an out of this world experience that's filled with magic. Th
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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...”
Amy Shannon, 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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