Elderly women on a bus. A military officer and an alien ambassador. A runway model wishing for a normal life. An obsessive fan. Someone haunted by a love lost forever. A woman that's turned her back on her childhood church. A woman dealing with the death of someone she never got to know.
What is in common here?
All of them, and more, are making journeys through life to find what defines them as women. This collection of ten poems and nine short stories travels though time and even space to look at women's issues from a variety of angles and themes.
This book is categorized as adult for themes and occasional language.
In this value-priced book comprising of half of material from my archives and half new material written for this collection, sample a wide variety of ideas all brought together under the common theme of a woman's point of view. Some stories, such as "Lost Souls" and "Dying Days," are inspired by my time working in animation. Two others - "Birth Pains" which appeared abbreviated on Goodreads and the all new "Blurring Lines" - set up some backstory for a town for which I plan to do a series of books in the future. Most poetry here was refined in workshops and later shared in a poetry reading. I hope you enjoy the adventure as you search for a woman!
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.