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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2016.I love taking pictures, and sometimes use my own photographs in some writing and other creative projects. I use most of the time for these things. They are reliable, and the photographs are of good quality. I do also use this site for personal prints and gifts, as well as for stationery and address label needs.

About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.