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Joyce Shaughnessy

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in Brownwood, TX, The United States
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Joyce is happily married to Dennis, a physician, and lives in Midland, Texas. Joyce and Dennis have two daughters and four granddaughters.
Joyce is now represented by Jeanie Loiacono of Loiacono Literary Agency. She hopes that her manuscript about a young girl in the Civil War, "Glory Lost", will be in bookstores soon.
She has self-published five books. The first three are historical fiction in a series titled "The Pearl of the Orient." The books are "A Healing Place," "Blessed Are the Merciful," and "The Unsurrendered."
She has also self-published a children's book, "Mr Grumpy Lizard Meets the Giggling Girls."
She has participated in one round robin novel, "Gryffon Master, Curse of the Lich King," and three anthologies, "Lava Storm," "
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Joyce Shaughnessy I've always said that I just sit down in front of the computer and started writing anything. It didn't have to be about my book at all - just anything…moreI've always said that I just sit down in front of the computer and started writing anything. It didn't have to be about my book at all - just anything to get something on the page. It inspires me to keep writing, and usually helps me. However, my latest book has been harder for me to write because it's totally different than anything I've ever written. It's about a woman who murders her abusive husband and escapes into new identities. I truly understand writer's block more. This time, I just sat motionless in front of the computer and then had to walk away until I thought of something new.
It's tough to deal with.
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Joyce Shaughnessy My hours are my own. I get to write in my pajamas and don't have to wear heels to work.
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Blessed Are the Merciful

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"Who's On the Shelf" Interview with Nonnie Jules

     An interview that asks the questions no one else dare ask. This is the introduction to her interview with me as part of my "Spotlight Author" for July. It is featured on the RRBC site.
     Thank you, Nonnie, for making me feel very comfortable. Although my answers may sometimes be generic, your questions are not.
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“After months of rumors, inference, and horrible miscalculations, the impossible had happened. The U.S. Pacific fleet lay twisted anad burning at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in Honolulu. Had he been wrong about Japan not taking an offensive right now? God, he had thousands of men and women to think of, and he feared in his heart that it might not turn out the way he had seen it. He felt doomed, almost paralyzed by his gross miscalculation. He determined, however, that he would not let the word out about Pearl Harbor until he could meet with his American strategists and Philippine President Manuel Quezon.”
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“Drained of faith, I kneel and hail thee as my Lord,
I ask not life, thou need not swerve the bullet,
I ask but strength to ride the wave, and
one more thing, teach me to hate”
Henry G. Lee, Blessed Are the Merciful

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“After months of rumors, inference, and horrible miscalculations, the impossible had happened. The U.S. Pacific fleet lay twisted anad burning at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in Honolulu. Had he been wrong about Japan not taking an offensive right now? God, he had thousands of men and women to think of, and he feared in his heart that it might not turn out the way he had seen it. He felt doomed, almost paralyzed by his gross miscalculation. He determined, however, that he would not let the word out about Pearl Harbor until he could meet with his American strategists and Philippine President Manuel Quezon.”
Joyce Shaughnessy, Blessed Are the Merciful

“When you go home
Tell them of us, and say
For your tomorrow,
We gave our today.”
Patrick O'Donnell, Into the Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat

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1. Condition your hair,
2. Do the same with your mind.”
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message 6: by Henry

Henry I thought you might find this article useful for marketing your book - http://bookpromotion.weebly.com


message 5: by Karen

Karen Malena Hi Joyce, and thank you for accepting the friend request! You certainly like many interesting quotes! Love that!


message 4: by Joyce (last edited Dec 24, 2011 01:29PM)

Joyce Shaughnessy Please go to Manhardeep's site for his review of A Healing Place. His books are wonderful and he has the insight of a much more older man. I wish I could hear him speak! His website is: authormanhardeep@gmail.com


message 3: by Joyce (last edited Apr 29, 2012 06:35PM)

Joyce Shaughnessy Thanks for the answer, Cel. I am now writing my fourth book. The woman is Filipina, and the man with whom she falls in love is American & they go yo Mindanao to fight the Japanese by toiling against their radio communications, railways, roads, etc. He is G2 but doesn't tell her. G2 was the grandfather of CIA. Then he gets captured by the Japanese. Haven't thought it all out. She eventually finds out he's headed for Bilibid Prison, and she is a heroine, or is she? Read the book and find out. Thanks again, Joyce Shaughnessy


message 2: by Cel

Cel thanks for the invite!


message 1: by Joyce

Joyce Shaughnessy I hope someone will contact me who actually has lived in the Philippines. I love your culture and your sense of self. I have a good friend in Cebu City. I would love to see the Philippines now that I have written two books on the subject and about to write a third. Please comment! Joyce Shaughnessy, author


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