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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Guest Blogger, Shirley McCann

http://www.amazon.com/Anonymously-Yours-Shirley-McCann-ebook/dp/B00J9QO8HW/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1395923895&sr=1-4&keywords=shirley+mccannAnonymously Yours has gone through several rewrites over the years. What started out as a YA novel finally evolved into more of a cozy mystery for readers of all ages. Truth be known, it was actually the first book I ever wrote. I’d put it aside for many years, thinking it was time to move on and forget about it, but something wouldn’t let me do that. Every once in a while, I’d pull it back out and work on it a bit.

Then when I pitched the book to an Avalon editor who seemed very interested in it, my hopes of publishing it escalated. I sent in the first three chapters, and was soon asked for a full. But as most of us know, Avalon is no more, and the book didn’t make it to publication.

It was during a Savvy Authors pitch that I once again attracted the interest of two editors. I won’t mention the second one, but I’m so happy to be associated with The Wild Rose Press. I loved the experience of going through several editing phases to make the book as perfect as could be.  I’m enclosing an excerpt below. Please enjoy.
EXCERPT:  The blood drained from my face. My body numbed from the shock of Justin’s words. There had to be some mistake! How could the police have found nothing at Michael Black’s house this morning? I was there! I had witnessed a woman’s lifeless body slide onto the living room floor in a crumpled heap.
It didn’t make sense.
Despite the warmth of the day, a shiver shook my body. If Michael Black’s wife had died ten years earlier, then who did I see at that house?
Something was terribly wrong. But what could I do? How could I explain a missing corpse?
Here's the link if you'd like to purchase a copy.  Reviews are always welcome. 
Anonymously Yours
Got Time? 13 Solve It Yourself Mysteries
 A Collection - 13 Short Mysteries
 The Necklace - A Middle Grade Mystery
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mark Your Calendars-- Sleuths' Ink Speaker

Dr. Larry Shaw will speak to Sleuths' Ink at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 12th.

Dr.  Shaw was introduced to Chiropractic care in 1958. Entered Chiropractic College in 1964 and moved to Buffalo, Missouri to start his practice in 1967. Early on he became aware that a license to practice is just "practice" with a seed of knowledge to start you on your way.

Thirsting for more knowledge in other areas of helping people to heal, he studied Kinesiology, and then Acupuncture under 5 masters at Columbia Institute of Acupuncture, and later under Eric Tao, one of the "Old barefoot doctors of China in the 40's through the 60's."

He studied Orthopedics at the Cleveland Chiropractic College and mastered Applied Kinesiology under the supervision of the father of that science, Dr. George Goodhart who originated applied kinesiology in 1964, He also studied under Dr. Walther who wrote the book Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Shaw added blood work and electrocardiographs to his practice and some things he felt were necessary, but didn't fall under description of the license.

He professes his greatest realization was that Acupuncture paralleled Chiropractic with the philosophy of both being almost identical. The only difference was Chiropractic addressed the spinal system and Acupuncture addressed the "electromagnetic system". He learned to do things with Acupuncture that could not be done with Chiropractic alone.

Dr. Shaw retired in 1995 due to bad health, hence his quest for better health progressed. He continued to study Acupuncture, and is quoted as saying, “I learned more about the science of Acupuncture in the last 18 years than I did in all my years of practice.” Currently Dr. Shaw has discovered holographs which have helped to improve his health, and at 81 years young he says he has never felt as well in general in his life.

For those of you with a curiosity about UFO’s, Dr. Shaw will also be sharing his personal extraterrestrial experience with us his