"Hi Marie, 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…"
"I too have had only "TV experience" with them. Take the Casey Anthony case in Florida, for instance. When she was arrested for suspicion of murdering her child, "bounty hunter"/bondsman Leonard Padilla from California put up her…"
"Yes, I was surprised when the editor, (who's very well known in the field) said that to me. That was my argument exactly, that some of McGarrity's later books were not page turners, but I imagine it's pretty difficult to reach for the…"
"It is true that the first manuscript submitted must be polished because many editors are looking for reasons to reject. On the other hand, seasoned writers have had practice and don't make the mistakes novices make."
"Description isn't necessarily needed, as the dialogue and an occasional introductory sentence will move the story along. Some feel the details should be filled in by the reader, using one's own imagination to help create the story. Of…"
"Marie--I think you're dead-on with your remark about double-standards (and expectations) when it comes to new writers. You look at some of the 'biggie' names who put out books that are very disappointing to read and you think to…"
"This is exactly what I'm talking about. I am probably more of a storyteller than I am anything else, so it's shocking my system to struggle with writing it differently. I am paying an editor to go through the manuscript, but these were his…"
"Of course you try to make the changes they want once they've come through with the contract, but have you looked at editors lately? Most look like highschool seniors. (Though I daresay they have a B.A.)"
Full time artist; part time writer. I have published a number of books relating to Spanish Colonial Art and northern New Mexico; along with a memoir about growing up in Santa Fe in the 1950s (Tortilla Chronicles). I recently undertook the task of writing a mystery, and what an experience it has been.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
John Sanford; Robert B. Parker; Janet Evanovich; Catherine Coulter; Sue Grafton; Stephen King (when it's not too gory)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Closer; Saving Grace; Cold Case; Forensic Files;CSI and an occasional late night with The Sopranos.
Hi Marie, 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.