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Shannon McNear

Shannon has been writing one thing or another since third grade and finished her first novel at age fifteen—but waited more than thirty years for her first book contract. In the meantime, she graduated from high school, attended college, met and married her husband, birthed nine children, lost one, taught five to drive, revised that first story innumerable times, and completed six others.

Her first published novella, Defending Truth, in A Pioneer Christmas Collection (Barbour, 2013 & 2015), was a 2014 RITA nominee. She writes regularly for Colonial Quills, is a member of ACFW and RWA, and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.

Transplanted to North Dakota after more than two decades in Charleston, South Carolina, she loves losing herself in local history. When this homeschooling mom isn't sewing, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she enjoys being outdoors, basking in the beauty of the northern prairies.

Genres: Inspirational
New and upcoming books
September 2024

(Daughters of the Lost Colony, book 4)
Daughters of the Lost Colony
   1. Elinor (2021)
   2. Mary (2022)
   3. Rebecca (2023)
   4. Virginia (2024)
Frontiers of Liberty
   1. The Highwayman (2022)
   2. Defending Truth (2022)
   Frontiers of Liberty (2023)
   3. The Counterfeit Tory (2023)
   The Backcountry Brides Collection (2018) (with others)
   Love's Pure Light (2020) (with others)
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Shannon McNear recommends
The Bride of Blackfriars Lane (2022)
(Blackfriars Lane, book 2)
Michelle Griep
"Kit and Jackson are back, and the sparks are still flying! As their wedding nears, however, all seems to conspire against them--just one more thing to see to, one more decision to make, one last question about their commitment. Will either of them make it to the church on time? As usual, Griep does not disappoint!"

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