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About Phyllis A. Still
Phyllis A. Still is living her dream as an award-winning author in Texas. She is an eighth-generation descendant of DAR Patriot, Mary Shirley McGuire, the inspiration behind the Dangerous Loyalties series. Phyllis loves her family, pets, road trips, history, and playing games with her grandchildren. Her adventurous childhood through seven states created her vivid imagination and a love for stories about people who have overcome hardships.
Ms. Still has penned a fast-moving, historically accurate account of pioneer life…wholly enjoyable, and quite intense and shocking at times…this is a historical series to take note of and one I definitely want to keep following.
—The Miramichi Reader
While foraging in the shadows around the unprotected Boonesborough in 1775, Mary overhears a traitor’s plot, but no one believes her. Daniel Boone’s new settlement is supposed to be a haven from Loyalists seeking revenge against her patriot papa, known as Cage Shirley. But when Mary is abducted to force his surrender, her dreams for the future are shattered. Instead of a British outpost, she is delivered to an angry Shawnee village. Can she survive the turbulent western rivers and return to those she loves?
This Young Adult Historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley, who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash.
The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has declared loyalty and intends to remove the family to Kentucky territory.
After discovering surveys with strange riddles, Mary witnesses her papa exchange documents between a patriot neighbor and a known loyalist. She believes Papa is a cowardly traitor, endangering the family.
Internal struggles lead to lost trust and acts of defiance until Mary is faced with a dangerous decision: loyalty to Papa or loyalty to a cause. Lives are at stake no matter what choice she makes—one, puts hers at risk.
Defiance on Indian Creek transports readers to the days of the American Revolution to follow the heart-stirring story of young Mary Shirley, who struggles to find her place in a turbulent world. Troubled by her father’s traitorous activities, the eldest of eight siblings, Mary must summon resolve and inner strength to do what must be done to keep her family safe—putting herself in the path of great danger. Readers will love Mary and worry for her every step of the way. Defiance on Indian Creek is the first book in what will no doubt prove to be as impacting and lasting a series as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books.
—Charlene Whitman, author of The Front Range series
Imaginative play is encouraged as well as issues of respect and follow-through on tasks.
Super Emily loves to make everything right!
With the help of her magical stuffed kitten, Buttermilk, Emily goes on adventures to help those in need.
When the heart on Buttermilk’s collar flashes, Emily knows her friend’s puppy is missing. But Emily hasn’t finished her green beans yet, and Momma wants her plate.
After explaining the problem to Momma, Emily may go help, but she must hurry back to finish her beans.
Momma thinks Emily is pretending.
Book two in the Dangerous Loyalties series continues the riveting story of Daughters of the American Revolution patriot Mary Shirley McGuire and her family. Readers will experience traveling the dangerous wilderness trails through thick wild forests of Southwest Virginia and into Kentucky territory that leads straight into the Native American hornet's nest.