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