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Annette Shaw has been writing all her life, but it was not until her three kids all got to high school that she was able to pursue her passion full time. “I was a full-time mom, and I had to do something,” Shaw said. “I couldn’t just stay home, because I’m not a homemaker. So my husband said, ‘Why don’t you write then?’ and that’s what I started doing.” Writing was never the issue for Shaw, who has always had different worlds and scenarios floating around in her head. “I wrote a lot of fiction stories when I was a kid,” Shaw said. “Writing has always been something that, if I put it down, it will haunt me. I have pages and pages of stories I have written over the years.” Shaw has completed an entire novel from these fantasies. Deciding to write not just one novel, but a four-book series was a major leap for Shaw, albeit one that has had remarkable success on the e-book market. After Amazon made Shaw’s first book, “The

ANNETTE SHAW Favorite book at the moment “Still Life in Breadcrumbs” by Anna Quindlen

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China Pandemic,” a deal of the day, the popularity of her writing rapidly grew. “The first book really took off,” Shaw said. “I was kind of scared about it at first.” Published November 2013, “The China Pandemic” is an Amazon best seller and even peaked at the No. 1 spot on the postapocalyptic and dystopian genre list. The

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