I started my writing career as a screenwriter. I sold two feature film scripts, but neither was produced (I can't understand why; my agent assured me that romantic comedies about serial killers set in the world of professional arm wrestling were the next big thing). For a long time I wanted to switch to writing novels, so I finally did. I recently finished writing my first book, THE TIDE STATION.
Hi Patrick, your novel the breech sounds very interseting, 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.
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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.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
Thanks for adding me! You have to read Sherlock Holmes! You'll love it. I found the whole collection in two big hardcover volumes for less than $8 each on, I think, Barnes & Noble's website. I'm trying to talk my daughter into naming her new puppy Conan instead of Chico! She's not going for it.
Hey, thanks, Patrick! It's a real up and down business, isn't it? I'm so impressed you've sold screenplays! I'm shopping one right now and trying to break into that end of writing a bit. It's... slow. :)
Gook luck on the agent shopping. Have you check agentquery.com? wonderful resource and free. 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 www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com describes the Network, has excerpts from The Beatitudes, recipes, and more. Merci mille fois. Lyn Lejeune.
'sup Patrick - welcome aboard the good ship crimespace.
I'm in a similar place to you - a screenwriter who wants to be a novelist. Good luck with finding a placement for your book, and keep us informed. Maybe your story will inspire me to move back to novel land.
Hi Patrick: Noting that you're self-described as an ex-screenwriter. I recommend Terrill Lee Lankford's *Earthquake Weather* and *Blonde Lightning*. I think you'll appreciate his, uh, irreverent look at the film industry.