"A truly objectionable review is a sign that you're doing something right, in my opinion. You've upset someone with your art, and only the master can make someone really angry like that. Take Picasso -- he is a stylist of great genius, and…"
"When a reviewer keeps changing her name so that she can repeatedly attack a book to ruin it's rating, I call that sick. An inexperienced writer might be so disgusted that she would stop writing entirely. I have a publisher, but like so many…"
"Debbie, there are constructive 1 star reviews and there are downright nasty comments such as "You may think you're a great author but you're not. lol." I wouldn't ask my friends to rush over to vote down a reviewer. People…"
"Well, there are authors who have trained their "well-meaning friends" to promote as well as to object to bad reviews. It may be clever and productive, but all such manipulation leaves a bad taste behind.
As for GR et al., my disgust…"
Los Angeles now living in Rocky Mountain Northwest
I'm a national award-winning reporter/freelance photojouralist published domestically as well as internationally. I have 19 published books, nine of them novels,including the Logan & Cafferty mystery/suspense series and Hamilton Kid's mysteries. My Wyoming historical novels include Escape and No Escape, the Sweetwater Tragedy. I've also collected and edited two how-to-write mystery novels written by such bestselling authorss as Sue Grafton and Elmore Leonard (The Mysery Writers and Mysteriuos Writers.)
Hi Jean, 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.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
Oh you and me, too! Just send them to that email address I gave you and I can fwd them to my friends, etc. Who knows? Can you add them to this site? At any rate, I'll be glad to help you any way I can. *smile*
Thanks so much for the congratulations. I have Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe and William Powell as Philo Vance. As you probably know, most of these detectives have been portrayed by more than one actor (some of them abominable choices), but the ones I put on here are my personal favorites.