Sylvia Higginbotham
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Laurel, Mississippi (and Columbus, MS)
About Me:
After several years in newspapers and television in Shreveport and Lafayette, Louisiana and radio in Mississippi, I began managing three non-profits as Executive Dir., Columbus Pilgrimage, Exec. Dir.,Columbus Arts Council, Exec. Dir., Main Street program in Brevard, NC. Throughout this time, I wrote freelance travel articles about the American South and parts of Europe for various pubs., about 150 total. I have written 14 travel and guide books, Two ghost-written. Now, I write exclusively for myself and clients, for print and broadcast. Initially, I went through a publisher to write about historic homes, then began to self-publish with my husband as a partner. He does the financials, sales, and computer production. I conceptualize books, write, do PR, speaking engagements, and some sales. I am now at work on a mystery about Southern women who take the law into their own hands to punish wife and child abusers who escape justice. The women are terminally ill but able to find and punish abusers. A director of development in Hollywood is interested in doing a film of this book. It is copyrighted.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Publisher
Books And Authors I Like:
Flannery O'Connor, Greg Iles, Ellen Gilchrist, Collette, Anne Rivers Siddons, Lee Smith, Dorothea Benton Frank, Herman Wouk, Bobbie Ann Mason, Leon Uris, Pat Conroy
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Old movies with well-known actors; The Closer (TV), Numbers (TV), The Unit (TV), First Wives Club (Film), Fox News, BBC comedy (Keeping Up Appearances), Masterpiece Theatre (TV).

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At 9:48am on June 29, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Sylvia, 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 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 12:24am on December 22, 2008, Darden North, MD said…
Glad you joined, Sylvia. I'm sorry that we did not get to visit at the Authors' Extravaganza in Hattiesburg earlier this month. That was quite a crowd! I hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays, Darden North

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