L.J. Sellers

, Female

Eugene, OR

United States

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Eugene, Oregon
About Me:
I’m the award-winning author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series: THE SEX CLUB, SECRETS TO DIE FOR, THRILLED TO DEATH, PASSIONS OF THE DEAD, DYING FOR JUSTICE, and LIARS, CHEATERS & THIEVES. My novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene and Crimespree magazines and are a Readers Favorite Award winner.

I also have three standalone thrillers, THE BABY THIEF, THE GAUNTLET ASSASSIN,and THE SUICIDE EFFECT. When not plotting murders, I enjoy cycling, social networking, performing standup comedy, attending mystery conferences, and editing fiction manuscripts. I’ve also been known to jump out of airplanes.

Professional info: I'm an award-winning journalist, who's earned the Grand Neal Award for trade magazines.

Personal info: I love to be outside; I have no pets or children currently living with me (yeah!); I'm both cynical and optimistic.

I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, Dorothy L, Murder Must Advertise, 4MA, Book Place, MySpace, Facebook, LibraryThing, GoodReads, and Shelfari.

I'm currently writing a futuristic thriller and outlining the fifth Detective Jackson story. Follow me on my blog at:
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Editor
Books And Authors I Like:
I read mystery/suspense novels and futuristic thrillers.
Favorite authors: Lawrence Sanders, John Sanford, Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, Harlan Coben, Leslie Glass, Elmore Leonard, Rex Stout, John MacDonald, Laura Lippman, Anne Rule, and Perry O'shaughnessy.
I have also enjoyed: Stephen King, James Lee Burke, John Grisham, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwall, Scott Turrow, Edward Stewart, James M. Cain, PG Wodehouse, Margaret Atwood, John Irving, and many others.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV shows: House, Gray's Anatomy, Dexter, John Stewart, and Real Time with Bill Maher
Movies: comedies (except those with Will Farrell) and thrillers
Some oddball favorites movies: Princess Bride, Total Recall, Duets, V for Vendetta

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  • Vincent Farrell

    yeah u bet have to keep the home fires burning ... money or time .. so its time for some money .. how abt a heist ???sounds just perfect to me ...
  • Preetham Grandhi

    Hi L.J.Sellers, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

    Best regards

    Preetham Grandhi

    Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

    Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

    Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

    Book Synopsis:

    The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

    The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
    In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
  • Copper Smith

    Looks like you've been up to some intriguing stuff.
    Write on!