I'm a former disk jockey who devolved into a college professor. I taught in "higher" education for roughly 30 years until retiring last summer. My hobbies (aside from reading) include hiking, swimming, and weightlifting. I enjoy absorbing and critiquing narrative, whether written, televised, or in movie format.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Carol O'Connell, John Sandford, Jonathan Kellerman, Lee Child, Chuck Logan, Stephen White, Colin Dexter, PT Deutermann, Robert Crais, John Connelly
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Bullitt, Five Easy Pieces, Casablanca, almost any film noir;
Battlestar Gallactica (the new one), CSI, Fringe, NCIS, House, Bones, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Numb3rs, Monk, Criminal Minds, Criminal Intent, NBC Nightly News
I just finished Dog On It, by Spencer Quinn, a tale about a PI and his dog. What is unusual is that the whole story is told in first person by the dog! Funny and a good plot!
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Hi Chip, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery 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. Thanks for your time in advance.
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!"
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.
Author Jamie Freveletti will be hosting a signing and reception at Julian's at 135 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill on May 21 5:30-7:30pm. Judging from the authors you listed, you'd really like her stuff. Feel free to stop by and have a drink!
Actually, I enjoy my second career much more than my first too.
Strangely, it doesn't pay as much, yet. There's a screenplay based on my first book circulating in Hollywood. If it sells, things might change. I'll still love what I'm doing either way.