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Near Dallas
About Me:
Desiree Simons has a B.S. degree in Education and a M.A. degree in communication. She has been teaching since 1986. Desiree's passion for education led her to form "Live, Learn and Lead" an educational consulting firm. She gives presentations for students and educators on a variety of subjects, all designed to make education relevant and meaningful for everyone involved.
She has been a freelance writer since 1996. Although she writes about a variety of subjects, her favorites are articles related to education, women’s issues and health. An occasional humor piece keeps things in perspective.

Desiree currently lives in a small town in north Texas.
Books And Authors I Like:
Michael Palmer, Pat Conroy, Robin Cook,
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Cold Case, Law and Order, Without a Trace

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At 7:49am on August 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi , 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 1:47am on August 9, 2007, Lyn LeJeune said…
I like your educational consulting and how you teach to make education cause is libraries. My book, The Beatitudes, is a paranormal thriller set in New Orleans. It will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. Libraries support the infrastructure of a great city, so I have started The Beatitudes Network to promote awareness of the importance of public libraries in NOLA.
The blogsite describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
Writers, please pass the word…’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria.
At 8:47am on July 22, 2007, Alan Cook said…
Hi Desiree,

I have at least 5 copies of my new book, HONEYMOON FOR THREE, to give away to Crimespace members. Let me know if you are interested. I will need addresses of the winners. My email address is
At 11:00pm on July 11, 2007, Jack Getze said…
Good luck with the novel, Des. And that beach in Galveston looked like the Jersey Turnpike, all trucks. I think it was Labor Day weekend. Had a great time, but didn't get much sunbathing...

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