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#RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour, @AuthorJoyceS

Hello, bloggers & happy weekend!!

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming this month’s RRBC “SPOTLIGHT” AUTHOR, Joyce Shaughnessy. We are celebrating her all month long, and we hope you’ll join us in all the fun. Just follow along on the RRBC website!

Get to know the Author…

In the 1950’s, Joyce Shaughnessy, lived in in Texon, Texas, which became the “Healing Place” for the central characters in her first novel, the Millers.  Today, she lives in Midland, TX with her husband of 21 years, Dennis.  Together, they have two daughters and four granddaughters.

Inspired by her husband’s collection of WWII books, Shaughnessy weaves fiction into history with her “The Pearl of the Orient” trilogy where she portrays a cast of characters who struggle and triumph through the common threads of love and spiritual uplift that are woven throughout these stories. In this way, Shaughnessy’s books become a metaphor for life, instilling in its readers inspiration, hope and ultimately, strength of faith.

With her degree in English literature from Southwest Texas State University, Shaughnessy has always felt a deep connection to the written word. Her work as a legal assistant also played an important role in her development as an author fostering her love of research.

By writing historical fiction, Shaughnessy can indulge in both writing and research. She is a member of the writer’s club, Writing Well, that meets regularly in Odessa, TX. Joyce is also involved with a Round Robin Novel Group who is writing a fantasy book about Norse Mythology.  She’s also written three short stories which will be included in an Anthology published by the same group.

Joyce has recently become associated with P&P Publishing.  She’s involved in another Round Robin YA Novel about Time Travel and an anthology about Writing With Pain.  Joyce’s short story will discuss how she weighs her time and career while suffering from Fibromyalgia.

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Connect with Joyce online!

Twitter: @AuthorJoyceS

Facebook: @joyceshaughnessy1


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book cover (1)Get to know the book…

A Healing Place is based on the Thirties and Forties and emphasizes the power of love, sacrifice, courage and prayer. The Millers move to Texas from Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl of the Great Depression. Their son-in-law, Jed, is sent to the Philippines during WWII where he walks the Death March.

Thanks so much for joining us today. Make sure you leave today’s guest author a like & comment below.  😉

Until next time……………………… Stay creative!!

20 thoughts on “#RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour, @AuthorJoyceS”

  1. Joyce – It is inspiring how you have harnessed your own life struggles and loves into spiritually uplifting creative work. That’s the amazing alchemy of the creative process. Thank you for giving of yourself in this way. Congrats on the great tour! Thank you Marlena for coordinating and hosting! Nice blog!


  2. Thank you all for your comments. I have loved meeting so many other creative and talented writers during the blog tour. Thank you, Marlena, for the blog tour. I love your blog. You are a creative person who finds the time to give of yourself to all of the RRBC writers. You are inspiring to us all!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Joyce. I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour. I’m sure I speak for us all when I say we look forward to the remainder of your exciting month.


  3. Marlena, I just sent RRBC a notice. I hadn’t noticed that the blog on record there is an old, old one. I have had a different one for about six years now. I’m sure it’s my fault. Sorry to have overlooked it.
    My blog now is:

    Thank you for your support.


  4. Joyce, it’s been great getting to know you better. I’d like to read your ‘Writing with Pain’ since I have fibro too. And I just love time travel stories. When you get a chance I’d like a good historical western. Not many aroung anymore.

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