"Honestly, that's not been my experience at all and I would disagree with your generalizations. The first sentence, yes, my publisher is interested in a series rather than a stand-alone, but to me that shows an investment on their part. I…"
"I also think it's a good, if simplified, way to look at crime fiction (any fiction?!). For me, it's not just one question lobbed out at the start, it's that question answer and then replaced with another, or maybe answered by…"
"This is interesting. Another cheap (if not free) avenue is the one I'm taking: I put an ad online where students at the film school here would see it. I met with a couple of people and am paying one young lady $100 to make a…"
"Agreed. I think we as writers also tend to gravitate towards other writers, their blogs and sites and tweets. But we need to reach further, to readers. It does seem like a maelstrom of confusion, I'm embarking on that process…"
"Good stuff, Michael. I'm in a similar boat, or was. I'm a prosecutor handling pretty big cases, murder, robbery etc. In fact, one of my cases was on 48 Hours last October, and I suspect the air time helped me get a book…"
"Thanks! Paris because... I love it so. Been there a lot, parents live in France, just a lot of connections and good vibes. Headed back in ten days, as it happens. The main character is American, though, head of security at…"
"I'm torn on book trailers. In my mind, they should be a little like log-lines, just enticing enough to get the reader/viewer to look closer at the author or book. Frankly, most trailers I've seen are just too long, a swirl of…"
I've been interested in all things crime-related for most of my adult life, and for a while was a police reporter for a newspaper in England. I'm now a prosecutor in Austin, TX, so get to see the crazy stuff first hand. …"
"I guess I'd be the exception, then. :) I've never been a victim of crime (or a perp, as far as you can prove) but in my job as a felony prosecutor I see crime every day. And trust me, none of it is glamorous, fun, or intriguing…"
"The guy who made this clip is a friend of mine. He made another called, "So you want to be a lawyer?" that went viral. On the strength of these two videos (and his blog) he was contacted, and offered representation by, a top…"
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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.