Category Archives: Dangerous Loyalties Series

Defiance on Indian Creek Audiobook-Angelina Kelly

As the author of Defiance on Indian Creek, I’m thrilled that Angelina Kelly chose my book to launch her career as an Audiobook narrator. Her years of experience as a voice actor brings clear pronunciations and confident portrayals of my characters. Hearing the teen voice of Mary interacting with her family and clashing with her papa swells my heart with

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Fleeing the Shadows Audiobook-Angelina Kelly

As the author of Fleeing the Shadows, I’m once again honored by Angelina Kelly’s excellent portrayal of Mary and her family as they escape British Loyalist along the old hunters’ path toward Daniel Boones’ settlement in Kentucky territory.  Angelina keeps the pace moving and presents the story’s humor, tension, and characters’ personalities well, as the family encounters the harsh realities

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Developing the Fictional Mary Shirley

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The real Mary Shirley turned thirteen in 1775. Her birth date is recorded in family records as February 17, 1762. Although birth years for Mary’s younger siblings vary across websites, Mary’s date remains consistent and undisputed. She was the firstborn child of Michael and Katherine Shirley. I chose the most reliable birth dates for the Shirley family at the time

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Literary Titan Gold Medal Winner!

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The Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written novels Five-Star Review     Fleeing the Shadows is a satisfying follow-up in the

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She Blames Herself for the Bounty on Papa’s Head

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  Fleeing the Shadows (Dangerous Loyalties Book Two)  The fictional account of Daughters of the American Revolution patriot, Mary Shirley McGuire continues in this fast-paced novel. It’s late summer 1775 in the Alleghany Highlands. Thirteen-year-old Mary Shirley is still recovering from emotional wounds inflicted when she risked her life delivering traitorous dispatches. She trusted the wrong men, and now the

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