Holli Castillo
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New Orleans
About Me:
I am a former New Orleans prosecutor and a current appellate public defender. My first novel, Gumbo Justice, was released June, 2009, by Oak Tree Press and is now available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble online. The book is part of the Crescent City Mystery Series. The second, Jambalaya Justice, was published in 2011. I am currently working on the third, Chocolate City Justice.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Stephanie Plum series, Lucas Davenport series; fiction and non-fiction books about serial killers. Any kind of mystery, thriller, suspense.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
NCIS, Revolution, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice, Law and Order, all of them, Criminal Minds, reruns of Wings and the Nanny. For movies, The Godfather, Serenity, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dirty Dancing, While You Were Sleeping, the Sixth Sense.

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At 4:38pm on December 29, 2010, Stephen Brayton said…
Thanks. I have more author interviews coming in the future. Same questions, same fascinating locations, wondeful answers.
At 7:10am on February 26, 2010, Sunny Frazier said…
I cringe every time I see the photo of the car.

I hear you're going to see our publisher, Billie Johnson, in New Orleans this week. She needs to escape the snow. Congrats on the Superbowl win. Party on!
At 9:59pm on January 6, 2010, RONALD FEASEL said…
Please add me my requests full. Checkout my entries here on my second novel I'm writing---Moral Dilemma at: http://www.freado.com/book/5100/MORAL-DILEMMA
And http://www.freado.com/book/5120/THE-RHYME-MAN
At 4:53am on December 14, 2009, Kathleen A. Ryan said…
Thanks for the welcome, Holli! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!
At 1:50pm on November 23, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
Hey Holli,
Johnny Russell just friended me on this site, he's PSWA. Might want to drop by and say hi. And, congrats--I hear you have another book coming out! Excited and looking forward to i
At 8:47am on November 23, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
I should have worried about Belize less and Cozumel more: free tequila tasting, frisky men!
Denny, Jack & I got together later with the travel agent who pulled together the trip and pitched the idea of a mystery cruise. I came up with the title: Murder On the High Seas: A Cruise To Die For.
I heard today that the travel agent can pull it together by next fall. 7 days sailing the Mexican Riviera, leaving from Los Angeles, Carnival Splendour seems the probable choice, rates are approx. $350 inside cabin, $550 balcony.
You can see what we're talking about at
I'm suppose to get together with my cohorts in crime and come up with panels and programs so we know how many meeting rooms to reserve. Any ideas?
Is this too soon for anyone to plan? There wouldn't be any extra fees for the conference but we're going to try to negotiate with the ship to sell books. And there wouldn't be any silly rule about who's an author. In fact, I'd love to see small press publishers show up and show their wares!
Sunny Frazier
At 8:56pm on June 26, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Holli, 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.

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 12:39am on March 27, 2009, Joe Nowlan said…
Many thanks for your kind comments on my book. Very glad you liked it.

And congratulations on your book coming out soon. I'll definitely order a copy.

How are things in New Orleans, one of my favorite cities? I haven't visited since Katrina but have been there on three occasions so I guess I'm an "educated tourist," meaning the further I get from Bourbon Street, the more interesting things I come across.

I like the Web site you've set up. I should look into getting one started myself. Are those expensive to get up and runing? Time consuming?

I'll watch for Gumbo Justice when it comes out.

At 3:56am on February 23, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
We have two more OTP authors who just joined us on this site. Why not make them feel welcome?
Norm Maher and Joe Nolan (I'm nicknaming him "Boston").
At 6:06pm on February 20, 2009, Sunny Frazier said…
Ohh, red beans and rice! I used to scarf that down in Puerto Rico. Is the recipe hard?

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