Dorinda Ohnstad is a Contributing Editor for the Crime & Suspense e-zine, writing features interviews with mystery genre authors and book reviews. She is an active member of the San Joaquin Sisters in Crime Chapter and an active contributor to the club’s monthly newsletter The Poison Pen. She is also a long-time member of the Kings County Writer’s Support Group and is currently finishing up her first legal thriller novel.
Dorinda has a B.A. in Economics from University of California - Davis and a JD/MBA from University of Washington. She has worked in the fields of commercial finance, economic development, non-profit management and the practice of law in both the public and private sectors in the states of Washington, Minnesota and South Dakota. She currently lives in Hanford, California with her husband and three children and works as a consultant and teaches business and business law courses for Columbia College and Chapman University.
Robert Ludlum, Scott Turow, Steve Martini, James Grippando, Phillip Margolin, Michele Martinez, Tasha Alexander, Hailey Lind, Lisa Scottoline, Terry Goodkind and too many other authors to name them all here.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Don't find time to watch TV, but I love any kind of movie other than slap stick comedy and horror. My all time favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice.
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Hi Dorinda, I wanted to introduce to you 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.
As I said, this year, I'll be at Mayhem in the Midlands and Bouchercon, and as for next year, so far all I have planned is Malice Domestic. I'm not looking any farther out yet. So, looks like we'll miss each other until next year, at least!