Author Archives: Shirley McCann

About Shirley McCann

Shirley McCann is a tea drinker and avid reader. She lives in Springfield, MO with her two children and five grandchildren.

All Sewn Up/Friday Fictioneers

“What have you got?” Detective Peterson asked the medical examiner when he arrived at the factory. “An employee found her boss dead on the floor when she arrived to work this morning.” “Got a cause of death yet?” “So far … Continue reading

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Together Forever/Friday Fictioneers

“Why do you keep this horrid thing around?” Marla smiled. “Devon tried his best to make beautiful music on this piano.” “But Devon is dead. The piano is decayed. And there’re things growing on it.” “They’re called flowers, Eva. Flowers … Continue reading

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The Perfect Place – Friday Fictioneers

“I don’t think it’s open.” “Of course, it isn’t,” Jake said. “That’s why it’s the perfect place.” Kathy slammed the car door shut. “You promised me a night I’d never forget. This place is a dump and it looks abandoned.” … Continue reading

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TROUBLE

“Come on, let’s shove him out this window and get out of here.” “Why’d you have to hit him so hard?” Dave asked. John gritted his teeth. “Will you shut up. Just open the window and let’s heave him out.” … Continue reading

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Seances? Yes or No?

Would you participate in a seance? Continue reading

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Dowsing Rods – Real or Fake?

I admit it. I was skeptic. While I’d seen the televised effects of Dowsing or Divining Rods, I assumed their accuracy was user manipulation. But I recently had an opportunity to try them out on a paranormal investigation. And I … Continue reading

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Thank You

So excited to share the good news.  The Scarry Inn, the first book in the Scarry Inn Series,  reached Amazon’s #1 spot last week.  To say I was excited is a gross understatement.  As any author knows, having people actually … Continue reading

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Ozark Empire Fair Tradition

  We may be getting up in years, but my sister and I have made going to the Ozark Empire Fair a tradition for almost ten years. No kids, no grandkids, just the two of us. There’s nothing more fun than … Continue reading

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Ghost Hunt at The Crescent Hotel

I’ve been wanting to visit The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs for years. Many of my friends and family boasted about their fun experiences and creepy encounters. Finally it was my time to visit. Once again I dragged my sister, … Continue reading

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Ozarks Indie Book Fest Disaster

After attending an event called Penned Con for the past two years, I have to admit I was pretty stoked when I heard something similar was being planned for Springfield, Missouri.  Penned Con is a well-organized event where authors purchase … Continue reading

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