Shannon McDermott is the author of the fantasy novel The Valley of Decision, as well as the futuristic The Last Heir. She has written the Adventures of Christian Holmes, a series of humorous detective novellas, and Beauty of the Lilies and Summer Leaves (Sons of Tryas, I and II). Her second novel was released May 31, 2014. She is currently writing The Shameful Years, a science fiction story about the exploration of Mars and America’s Great Collapse. She is also a regular contributor at SpeculativeFaith.com, where she blogs every other Wednesday. Shannon lives in the Midwest and enjoys coffee, novels, and history. If you want to know more about her, visit her at www.shannonmcdermott.com.