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Shannon has been writing one thing or another since third grade and finished her first novel at age fifteen—but waited more than thirty years for her first book contract. In the meantime, she graduated from high school, attended college, met and married her husband, birthed nine children, lost one, taught five to drive, revised that first story innumerable times, and completed six others.

Her first published novella, Defending Truth, in A Pioneer Christmas Collection (Barbour, 2013 & 2015), was a 2014 RITA® nominee. She writes regularly for Colonial Quills, is a member of ACFW and RWA, and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.

Transplanted to North Dakota after more than two decades in Charleston, South Carolina,
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Shannon McNear In between research for my next historical (a possible sequel to my full-length Revolutionary War novel Loyalty's Cadence), I'm chipping away at my ne…moreIn between research for my next historical (a possible sequel to my full-length Revolutionary War novel Loyalty's Cadence), I'm chipping away at my never-ending fantasy series ... more on that later.(less)
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(THE SCAVENGER HUNT ISN'T YET LIVE! WE'RE STILL TWEAKING LINKS ... COME BACK ON THURSDAY AT NOON, MST!) Welcome to the 2020 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! I am SO very excited to get to take part. If you've just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!The hunt BEGINS on 10/15
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Mary by Shannon McNear
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“These men---it's like they ain't even men. Ain't got the heart God gave ordinary human beings.”
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“These men-it's like they ain't even men. Ain't got the heart God gave ordinary human beings.”
Shannon McNear, The Blue Cloak

“The first day they spied the Blue Ridge Mountains from their wagon train, Mr. Davis had bid them stop and set up camp. What a glorious feast for the eyes.”
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“if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.”
C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy

“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!”
John Wesley

“If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me courage to try again. Guide me with the light of truth and grant me wisdom by which I may understand the answer to my prayer.”
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“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
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“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.”
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Trinity Rose Hi Shannon,
Have you written any books?
If so what are they about?
Have a blessed day,
Trinity Rose aka Wanda :)


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