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 sto…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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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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Fractured Tears: A struggle...

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Rewritten Life

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Depths of Muse

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Happy Birthday to Tattered Words

Tattered Words was originally published on June 1 2016Blurb: Call it poetry, call it thoughts, but whatever it is, I must put it on paper the minute it crosses my mind or it will be lost forever. I sometimes share these random thoughts that cross my mind, and sometimes, I keep them to myself. However, here I am sharing more. Not a sequel, but more like a continuation of my poetry book “Unbroken So Read more of this blog post »
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The Witch's Apprentice by Clare Urbanski
The Witch's Apprentice
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Simple fairy tale, but very inviting!

Urbanski pens a fantastical tale in The Witch's Apprentice. I haven't read anything from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and magical. The story was straight to the poin
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On Nana's Shoulders by Vicki Schoen
On Nana's Shoulders
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Grand story

Schoen pens a grand story in On Nana's Shoulders. I haven't read work from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. The story revolves around family, the ups, downs, successes and failures. It's realistic and there is great chemistry a
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Wonderful Journey

Bardyukova pens a wonderful story in A Bumpy Journey. I have read work from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were fun and interesting. As a rock collector, yes, I do love collecting unique rocks, I really e
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The Half-Light by A.D. Lombardo
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A grand Fantasy

Lombardo pens a fantastical YA story in The Half-Light. I haven't read work from this author before, and I liked this one. Filled with Princes, dragons, and a changing world, the story is a good read. It's meant for young adults, but I
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Adjustment Year by Melina Druga
Adjustment Year
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Magnetic!

Druga pens another magnificent historical story in Adjustment Year. I read the stories in this World War I trilogy, and I really enjoyed them. These books should be read in order. The characters were realistic and fit the era of 1919, just a
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Masters' Escape by Jamie  Schulz
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Entrancing Romance

Schultz pens another cowboy, and steaming romance in Masters' Escape. I have read work from this author before, including the story before this one, and I really enjoyed it. I recommend that the books be read in order for this one t
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Matters of the Heart by D.S. Pais
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Interesting romance

Pais pens a good romantic story in Matters of the Heart. I have read work from this author before, and I did like it. The characters were sweet and a little dynamic. I personally didn't feel the chemistry between Kate and anyone, b
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The Son of Seven Mothers by Benjamin Risha
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Powerful true story!!

Risha pens a harrowing and remarkable true crime story in The Son of Seven Mothers. This is the first book of this author's that I've read. Risha takes the reader back in his history and how he grew up with his adopted parents, t
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DreamRovers by Christie Valentine Powell
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Exceptional Fantasy!

Powell pens a fantastical story in DreamRovers: Price of Deliverance. I have read work from this author before, and I really enjoyed it. This was one of my favorites. I liked the idea of avoiding grief by living inside the dreams.
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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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