Eileen Hawkins
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Preetham Grandhi left a comment for Eileen Hawkins
"Hi Eileen , 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…"
Jul 19, 2009

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Hometown:
Born in Fort Worth, grew up in Pueblo, CO, have lived in Western Washington 18 years
About Me:
I am definitely overbooked. I have 25 books checked out right now, and another 30 on hold. I have been disabled for about 5 years by arthrits, fibromyalgia and depression. I have time to be overbooked. The picture is of my service dog, Friday.I am usually in front of a book or computer, or behind a camera.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
J.A. Jance, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Mary Daheim, Tony Hillerman. James D. Doss, many, many more. Barbara Ehrenreich, Jared Diamond for non-fiction
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, NCIS, Nova, Frontline, Bill Moyer's Journal, Nature, House. Sorry folks, I don't have cable.

Eileen Hawkins's Blog

A funny story on the Graveyard Shift blog...

Reminded me of my career as a crime fighter. Sort of. For 21 years I was married to a small-town cop. A really, really small town. Let's call it Windy Point. That's not it's name, but I was windy ,so...

This town was so small it only had 2 1/2 cops. That meant that the town was "unprotected" about 8 hours a day as the half cop worked the other two cops days off.

My ex was a scrappy little banty rooster type.Think a Hispanic looking Barney Fife. Although he wasn't Hispanic, some Native… Continue

Posted on March 29, 2008 at 2:13pm

Don't they employ copy editors anymore?

OK, in this day and age of text messaging and l33t speak, I am probably a Luddite, but it annoys me when I read a book that looks like it was copy-edited by Spell-Check. You know the errors I mean. Do for due, to for two, now here that is supposed to be nowhere. Don't human read these manuscripts anymore? Is the book biz so marginal that they can't take some pride in their work? OK, I mostly find these types of errors in mystery fiction, and face it, these books are probably not going to be… Continue

Posted on March 28, 2008 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

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At 2:56am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Eileen , 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.
At 11:52am on March 29, 2008, Lee Lofland said…
If you get a moment check out my blog The Graveyard Shift. There's a story or two on there.
http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/
At 10:42am on March 28, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
These were published under the pen name David Lorne.
At 10:22am on March 28, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Eileen
I'm an editor so these things jump out at me too. It's distracting. And it takes so long for a book to be published, you know they have time to thoroughly edit it.
I'm sorry to hear of your pain. I'm glad you have books to give you some comfort.
At 9:59am on March 28, 2008, Rich M Carroll said…
wait for it......
wait for it....
*RIMSHOT*

(I couldn't come up with any good puns)
At 9:49am on March 28, 2008, Rich M Carroll said…
Ah you touched upon Norse Mythology, which I enjoy greatly. I even have the plans for a novel setting Ragnorok in modern times with the Gods awakening for the great battle. Now I must go and find my notes for the muse has struck
At 8:46am on March 28, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
A good book as regards dependents on steady electricity and recharges is Arthur Haley's Overload, about the consequences to a rolling blackout. In writing it he was more than a little prescient.
At 8:33am on March 28, 2008, Rich M Carroll said…
after reading your "About Me" I must say.....Wow... I thought 'I' read a lot! But according to King reading is the best way to improve your own writing. Therefore I still have a lot of reading to do before I ever find a way to make money off this gig.

P.S. thanks for the comment on my page!
At 7:08am on March 28, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
Welcome to this weird, stimulating and unpredictable world. Look at it as a way of getting out.
 
 
 

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