Okay. I’m still working out all the little glitches on my website but the worst is over. The URL is If you have any trouble reaching the page or the blog, please send me a message. Thanks. The menu option in the top right corner leads to other pages. My blog should still show up in your feed. Sorry, if I’m repeating myself. I was so tired at the end of yesterday, I wasn’t sure I was making any sense.

Who ever said creating a website was easy. No one ever said that. At least not anyone I know. It’s amazing that I was able to figure it out but I still can’t work the remote on my TV. Lol.

I believe my blog can still be found under but my domain name is This is my name, by the way, Shepherd is my married name. Some have asked why I was writing using a pen name. I’m not.  It’s all me.

I like the quote above. I hope that what I have done with my novel, Mamie Garrison, is to make people think. I also hope I have given them some good reading to enjoy.

Lord Byron, as poeticly as he may have put it, is exactly right. Sometimes a single word or phrase can make you stop and think, just think.

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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