Deborah J Ledford
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  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • United States
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Hometown:
Albuquerque, NM
About Me:
Part Eastern Band Cherokee, I and spent my summers growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina where my novels and more than a few published short stories take place.

My latest novel SNARE has been nominated for The Hillerman Sky Award at Left Coast Crime 2011. The classical music themed STACCATO is also available, both published by Second Wind Publishing.
A three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, my award-winning short stories appear in numerous print publications as well as mystery and literary anthologies.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Editor
Website:
http://www.DeborahJLedford.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Ann-Marie MacDonald's "Where the Crow Flies", Anita Shreve's "Resistance", Pat Conroy's "Beach Music", Loise Erdrich's "The Master Butchers Singing Club", Lisa Gardner's "Hide" and forever and always "To Kill a Mockingbird", Louise Penny, Greg Iles, Christopher Reich, Lisa Gardner, John Irving, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Michael Cunningham, Isabel Allende, Kate Attkinson, Louise Erdrich, Pat Conroy, Steinbeck, Gregg Hurwitz.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies: Seven, Blade Runner, Laura, Rebecca, Primal Fear, Oxygen, The Verdict, Young Frankenstein, Fargo, Parenthood, The Big Chill
TV: Fringe, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, Big Bang Theory, Dexter, The Closer

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At 11:24am on June 28, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Deborah, 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.

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.
At 12:20pm on May 2, 2009, Merle L. McCann said…
We like a lot of the same stuff! My Cousin Vinny was a scream! And I loved Eli Stone! You named Pat Conroy's "Beach Music"; one of my all time favorites. When I'm asked for favorites, I can never think of them. While traveling the Carolinas, I purposely checked out the area Conroy wrote about.
At 7:42am on February 27, 2009, Shane Gericke said…
Nice to see you here, Deborah, and thanks for friending me. Or, since this is a crime blog, crimeing me? Anyway, see you in July at Thrillerfest.
At 6:30am on February 7, 2009, CJ West said…
Hi Deborah, nice to see you here.

Sorry it took so long to get back. I'm working on my new book and trying to meet my deadline. Hope your work is going well!
At 2:28pm on February 6, 2009, Bill Cameron said…
Hi, Deborah! Good to see you!
At 7:35am on February 2, 2009, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Deborah,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Sniplits author!
At 10:18am on January 25, 2009, JackBludis said…
Very informative website ... congrats on all that good stuff
At 9:03am on January 25, 2009, JackBludis said…
Yes, friends by all means.
At 8:41am on January 25, 2009, JackBludis said…
Something about this list ... so many of us seem to like the same stuff.
At 6:54am on January 24, 2009, Jason Pinter said…
Hey Deborah - Good to see you here too, thanks for the invite!
Jason
 
 
 

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