I'm a forty-ish mystery writer working on my first novel -- sometimes I moonlight as a Freshman Comp teacher at my local establishment of higher learning. My interests include creative writing, reading, spirituality (especially Pagan and other non-mainstream ways of being spiritual), swimming, running, tattoos, tarot, spoken word poetry, sushi, scuba diving, cheap good wine, ghosts (real ones), and vampires (fictional ones)
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Books And Authors I Like:
Short Fiction (especially mysteries), Mystery novels, House of Leaves, The Mermaid Chair, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, the Conversations with God series, Women Who Run with the Wolves, Everything in the Potterverse, Bird by Bird, IT, the His Dark Materials Trilogy, Love Medicine, Howards End, The Crucible, the Hinges of History series, I am a Strange Loop, The Spiral Dance.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
MOVIES: Lost in Translation, The Usual Suspects, The Shawshank Redemption, Brokeback Mountain, Angels in America, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Groundhog Day, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sideways, Lilo and Stitch, Memento, Stranger Than Fiction, Casino Royale, Half Nelson, Marie Antoinette, The Illusionist (not nearly as good as the short story but still intriguing), The Prestige, Brick, Sherrybaby, Pan's Labyrinth, The Forty-Year-Old Virgin.
TV SHOWS: The Wire, The Office, The Sopranos, Rome, Big Love, Hex, Weeds, and 30 Rock (Alec Baldwin in my boyfriend)
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Hi Tina , 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 www.acircleofsouls.com 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.
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.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
Tina;Greetings: Just to let you know that my New Orleans noir mystery, The
Beatitudes, has received 5 starred reviews! I am donating all royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries. I have posted Chapter I on my blog www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
Keep up the writing and all the great activities you list. Be busy and happy.
My book, The Beatitudes, Book I in The New Orleans Trilogy, will be out in the fall and I am donating all royalties directly to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation. My blogsite www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com has excerpts, recipes, and news, and you can see the many prominent authors supporting me, such as Alafair Burke, Julie Smith, Ken Bruen, and many others. Hope you let me be your friend. Lyn Lejeune.