In this value-priced book comprised some of material from the author archives and mainly new material written for this collection, sample a wide variety of ideas all brought together under the common theme of the ages and stages of life. A woman tries to learn to enjoy Halloween as an adult. Another woman struggles with the idea she might never have children. A man deals with his attraction to the caregiver after the death of his long-ill wife. Someone has an awkward reunion with a childhood friend. These are just some of the themes tackled in AT THE END OF INNOCENCE'S ROAD: AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES AND POEMS COVERING THE JOURNEY FROM CHILDHOOD TO OLD AGE, a "value priced collection" of twelve short stories and eleven pieces of poetry. This collection includes "What Goes Around," a sequel short story to "Birth Pains" which appeared in SEARCH FOR A WOMAN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES AND POEMS LOOKING AT WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. Many story experiences for one low price!
About the Author
SHANNON MUIR's prose encourages readers to "uncover the mystery of character," with an emphasis on mystery, New Pulp and noir, science fiction, and fantasy. She’s also known for writing animation scripts and for textbooks written based on her experience in the animation industry, now out of print, entitled GARDNER'S GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING ANIMATION and GARDNER'S GUIDE TO PITCHING AND SELLING ANIMATION. Her latest suspenseful mystery releases are “Tropical Terror” in CRIME DOWN ISLAND and “Hidden History” in EXPLORER PULP. She’s also written “Tragic Like a Torch Song” in THE DAME DID IT from Pro Se Press, the short story “Meeting the Monster” in the Emby Press anthology SUPERHERO MONSTER HUNTER: THE GOOD FIGHT, the Single Shot New Pulp tale “Ghost of the Airwaves,” preceded by her debut genre fiction story “Pretty as a Picture” in the anthology NEWSHOUNDS. From her personal self-published projects, best known titles in this area include the rural-noir inspired THE WILLOWBROOK SAGA. She is also known as administrator of the blogs THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF and the feature SHANNON MUIR'S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS at her official blog, under which she also manages branded books as part of her self-publishing efforts. Shannon holds a BA in Radio-TV and English from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, which she considers to be her hometown. She also holds an MA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton, along with additional education in screenwriting, project management, library technician studies, and most recently a certificate earned with distinction in General Business with Emphasis in Marketing from UCLA Extension. She is married to FLYING GLORY AND THE HOUNDS OF GLORY collaborator and fellow author Kevin Paul Shaw Broden. They live in California in the United States.