A.M. Shonk, author of “The Almond Man” was born in San Francisco. She was employed as an auditor and cost analyst with corporations from California to New York.
Moving to the Central Valley she held posts as an Executive Director (I) of several Central California private non-profits; and expedited her current professional writing and editorial associations.
“The Almond Man”
“We feel the sense of urgency, the despair, the loneliness and the joy.
“And that connection is what makes the pages dissolve and make us become involved.”
Cindy Clark, Kern County Independent
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“Montgomery Groves A Final Season”
Released: April 6, 2009
“Montgomery Groves :A Final Season” blends characters into a cliff hanger involving the agricultural sector of the small community of Delano, California located in the Central Valley. Readers will find circumstances and conclusions to a variety of situations as the characters show the importance of loyalty and friendships while combating individual fears, homicide, illness and isolation. Familial bonding reveals to the reader who will hold the reins to the legacy of the legendary Montgomery Almond Groves.
Peter, the editor of the Delano Valley Press, having cut his teeth on the initial, decades-old crime, passes the torch to his most eager cub reporter Caylee. Retired law enforcement involved in the first case, Sam and Jack began their own investigation to keep the rookies honest and maintain their own credibility. But most at stake is Larry Smith the current owner of the Montgomery Groves and his benefactor Robert Montgomery’s unblemished life’s work.