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Nashville, TN
About Me:
I'm working on my first novel.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
M.C. Beaton, Sue Grafton, Ruth Rendell, Mary Higgins Clark, J.S. Borthwick, Bill Bryson, J.K. Rowling, L.J. Braun, Betty Rowlands, Tasha Alexander, Amanda Quick, Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Peters

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An Unwelcome Guest

Revising this novel has been like walking through molasses. Keeping momentum is difficult, and when I’m not working quickly I can’t outrun my Inner Critic.* Unfortunately, he has moved in and set up camp.

He is now ensconced in a recliner chair in the corner, booted feet crossed, smoking a pipe. With one lift of a sardonic eyebrow, he shoots me silent questions and comments. Who are you to plot an entire novel? I can completely see who did it the first time you introduce that… Continue

Posted on October 13, 2007 at 1:45am — 1 Comment

The road so far...

Two years ago my brother challenged me to do Nanowrimo. Until that point, I had only attempted short stories, never believing I had a novel in me. I didn’t quite make the Nano goal of 50,000 words by the end of that month. That first novel never went past the first draft, but it did show me that I was capable of more.

I started Nano again this November, and when I hit 50,000 words, I kept going. I didn’t attempt to outline and I had a vague idea of the plot. In February I attended a… Continue

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 8:39am — 1 Comment

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At 7:52am on August 9, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Lisa , 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 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 3:00am on January 13, 2008, Douglas Quinn said…
Douglas Quinn
Author, Editor, Book Reviewer

12 January 2008

Dear Family/Fans/Friends/Readers

Please join me in the first week of my Virtual Book Tour. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, January 13th, writer Brenda Kay Wynn will publish an interview with Douglas Quinn on her webblog site at (click on the following or cut and paste into your browser)

You are invited to go to Brenda’s site, read the interview and comment and/or ask questions. I am looking forward to responding to your comments and queries.

The interview will be posted throughout the four week tour. Weeks two, three and four will have different articles hosted by and posted at other webblog sites. Would love to interact with you along the way.

In addition, each time during the four week tour you leave a comment and/or ask a question your name will be placed into a drawing for a Free Signed Copy of Blue Heron Marsh.. Hope to see you all there.

Douglas Quinn

P.S. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your own email address list. The more people who participate, the happier I will be.
At 11:14am on October 7, 2007, Donna Moore said…
Hi Lisa - thank you for your comment on my page - sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you but I have been in Alaska! I'm still here but when I get home I will have a look and see what I can find out for you.
At 1:09pm on September 25, 2007, Pari Noskin Taichert said…
Hey, I met Tasha when I was in Nashville to speak at a Sisters in Crime meeting. J.T. Ellison's book is set there, too. It's due out later this year.
At 3:59am on September 19, 2007, Douglas Quinn said…
When you get a chance, check out my Crimespace Blog re the info and pics from my recent book signing event.

Douglas Quinn
At 7:11am on September 16, 2007, Douglas Quinn said…
Interersted to note that Maeve Binch is on your authors' list. My wife is currently reading one of her novels. I'm a mystery/suspense writer. Hope you will check out my Crimespace page and website and find out what I'm writing these days--3rd novel just released.

Douglas Quinn
At 12:38pm on September 3, 2007, Glen C. Allison said…
Cool blog, Lisa. Saw you at KillerNashville and I'm glad to see you made some good contacts. Courage, friend, in your writing.
At 2:43pm on September 1, 2007, joe miller said…
Hi Lisa,
Working on my first novel as well. I have been writing for years, but this is the first serious project.
At 12:14am on August 30, 2007, Lisa Stiles said…
Thanks for the encouragment; I appreciate it!
At 10:40pm on August 29, 2007, J.D. Rhoades said…
David and Jack speak the truth. Good luck with it. Sounds like you're well on the way.

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