Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Review of Ann Swann about ALL FOR LOVE!

Hi, everybody!

I hope you will take a look at my interview with Ann Swann for her book, All For Love!  Her book is a romance novel, but certainly doesn't fit in the normal context of one.  Her protagonist faces many difficult and contemporary issues, such as suicide, alcoholism, abortion, forgiveness.  I think that you will find Ann and her book to be as interesting as I did.

While you're there, please be sure to check out Glenn Aaron and Charles "Joe" Fickey.  Thanks for reading!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Joyce Shaughnessy, author: NEW SITES & INTERVIEWS


Hi, guys!

I am happy to present new sites for you to discover, where new authors are interviewed, too.  I've been enjoying LinkedIn and have come to "know" many authors, old and new, on the sites for authors.  Many of the authors also present interviews and blogs like mine.

I know that you would enjoy many of them, and I'm going to give you links where you can join them in their blogs and /or presentation of their own books.  Some write short stories, some paranormal romance, and some historical fiction like my three published books.

I decided, after being urged to do so by one of the writers in my writers' group, Writing Well, to participate in a short story contest about something different than historical fiction.  The short story is sci-fi, something entirely strange and scary for me at first.  But then I started really enjoying it and in the beginning, I wrote it from the first person perspective.  The story came from my heart this time, not even partly in my head.  I still have a little tweaking to do, and I'm going to present it in this blog next month.  The title is "Primal Fear."

I am about to read Ann Swann's book, All for Love and hope to interview her.  It is a romance, and after reading other works by her, I know we all would enjoy the book.  I will present her interview in about two weeks.

Thanks for tuning in and be sure to check out: Kimberly Shursen's site and Kathy Golden's site, which are listed above!  I know you'll enjoy them as much as I have!   
Joyce Shaughnessy

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I'm so happy to be able to present my new blog.  The very talented Jeanne Jones designed it for me, and I hope to enjoy it for a long time to come.  It is also my earnest hope that you will visit it from time to time.

I have two author interviews presented, and I know that you wouldn't go wrong in ordering either or both.  They can both be ordered at  The next author interview I present will be with an exciting author that I have had the privilege of meeting and working with at our local writer's meeting, Writing Well.  She is an amazing romance novelist.  Her name is Ann Swann.  That interview will be out in about two weeks!

My new novel, The Unsurrendered, is due out in about two weeks also.  It is the last book in my trilogy about WWII in the Philippines, The Pearl of the Orient.  The main characters are an American secret agent, Jacob, and Carla, a Filipina, who loves him.  They are ordered by General MacArthur to go behind Japanese enemy lines with a codebreaking machine and to set up a guerrilla unit on Mindanao.  It's exciting, and different for me.  I hope you'll enjoy reading it.  My new website is at

Glen Aaron was kind enough to interview me about my books, and that interview can be found at