Joyce Shaughnessy

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Joyce recently lost her husband and has moved from Midland, Texas to Humble, Texas to be close to family. She has two daughters and four granddaughters, She is also close to her sister, Gay, who lives five minutes away and her other sister, La Jean, who lives in Beaumont, Texas.
Joyce is now represented by Jeanie Loiacono of Loiacono Literary Agency. She hopes that her manuscript about a young girl who fights in the Civil War as a Sharpshooter, "Glory Lost", will be in bookstores soon. It is being published by Black Opal Books.
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."
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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.
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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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The Brother Voice (Generations of American Voices Book 1)


The setting for this book is in Frederick, Maryland, during the Civil War. The main characters are twin brothers, Sel and Hol. Sel joins the Union because he hates slavery, and Hol joined the South because he said it felt like home. Cora Dee Soyer is the woman who loved both men. She says she couldn’t support either cause because it would feel as she were killing the other. Sel and Hol eventually Read more of this blog post »
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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

“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

“To be successful, you need to do two things:
1. Condition your hair,
2. Do the same with your mind.”
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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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