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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 six dogs and one cat. It’s like having a house full of three year olds. Never a dull moment.

I’ve several publications, My first book, “Crimes and Retribution” 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.
My latest is called "Thomas Gomel Learns about Bullying". It is a fictional story that follows a young boy from his first day of school being bullied until he and his family worked a plan to save Th
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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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Dobyns Chronicles

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Shirley's Shorts and Flashes

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Shirley's Book of Horror

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Verses For My King

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What is an Epilogue?

This article was written by Jerry Jenkins and sent to me today. I thought I would pass it on. Enjoy.





Full disclosure: I’m not a huge fan of Epilogues. That’s not to say they’re all bad.





In fact, I’ve ended several of my novels with Epilogues.





Done right, they can be a powerful way to leave your reader satisfied.





But beware! Approach your Epilogue wrong and you can ruin the end of your story.





So, le

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