Shirley McLain

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Enjoying my retirement from Nursing, after 33 years, is my main goal right now. I
live outside Sapulpa Oklahoma with my husband, Lee and our five dogs and three cats. It’s like having a house full of three year olds. Never a dull moment.

I’ve several publications, My first book, “The Tower,” is a juvenile mystery, based in Oklahoma, but takes you around the world. I have published an ebook of short stories of different genres called “Shirley’s Shorts and Flashes.” I also published a short ebook of
Christian Poetry called “Verses For My King.

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Shirley McLain Hello, My dream in writing first of all is to have people who read my work enjoy it as much as I did writing it. Of course I would (secretly) like my…moreHello, My dream in writing first of all is to have people who read my work enjoy it as much as I did writing it. Of course I would (secretly) like my name to be known and to make my fortune, but that is not realty for most writers.(less)
Shirley McLain I think what your asking, Alexander, is what is the most difficult genre in literature? That is a hard question for me because I write many different…moreI think what your asking, Alexander, is what is the most difficult genre in literature? That is a hard question for me because I write many different genres. My first book was a mystery for young adults, then I wrote a book of short stories that is different genres from a love story to fantasy. So you see I am very eclectic with my writing. Fiction writing is imagination so if your imagination is not working any genre can be difficult.(less)
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[image error]I love reading young adult stories even though I’m almost 68 years old. I can’t tell you why I like it, but I do. In fact, the last book I wrote, “Princess Adele’s Dragon,” was a young adult fantasy. The one thing I found out when trying to tell my story about Princess Adele was I had to get and keep my audience attention. How does a geriatric woman get their attention?  I can’t da...

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A well written book with strong characters. Set in Medieval times with a strong female Protaganist. The story line is fast enough to keep you reading and wanting more. I would recommend this book anyone who likes Medieval Romance.
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A well written intriguing book. It keeps you turning the pages wanting to find out what happens next. The characters are well developed. I'm looking forward to reading more.
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Great Love Story

I read this book this evening and have lost a couple of hours sleep. It's a well written great love story. I had to finish it. The characters are strong and believable. I would recommend this book to all who like romance.
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Pulls at your Heartstrings

I don 't know how many of Danny's books I've read and enjoyed every one of them. This book is cool of romance and love with the rough patches. It lets you feel how strong people deal with handicaps . I read most of it last n
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I enjoyed reading this engaging romance between a prince and a independent working woman. It is well written and keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next. If you want a little vacarrious romance this is a book to read.
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An American Princess by Annejet van der Zijl
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A wonderful book to read. If you like history of real people

This well written book followed the life of a poor to middle class girl through her life. She had 5 husbands and acquire a fortune along the way. She lives her life to th fullest and you fee
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