Category Archives: Dangerous Loyalties Series

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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Defiance on Indian Creek-Literary Titan Review

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I received an awesome four star review from Literary Titan. If you haven’t heard of them check out my review below. I’m pleased with their professionalism. Defiance on Indian Creek is a quiet, but enthralling read by Phyllis A. Still. We follow a smart, courageous thirteen-year-old girl, Mary on the frontier in West Virginia on the eve of the Revolutionary

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