Hi Loretta, 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.
My short story that placed in the LASR contest is up and available to view at no charge. The requirements for this piece was PG13 with a HEA ending, in the romance category....none of which I generally write:) If you click on the site below it will take you directly to it:) The piece is entitled The Pan Man.
:) Tomorrow I'm going to Murder by the Book (downtown bookstore) and we're hosting an event and I'm on the panel for a writer's discussion. First time to do THIS....lord....ah well, when the door opens you run through!:) It's all brand spankin' new to me too....
No fits allowed! We'll give each other moral support--but you're published! you're swimming in the ocean, me--! I'm just about to put only my toe in! Let's keep each other posted too! I would say I have another two or three chapters to go in the second draft. then YIKES I start the third. Glad you guys enjoyed your eating out!
Just dropped by to say HOW YOU, DOIN' GIRL?!
I'm fine btw--nearing the end of the second draft!
Third draft HOPEFULLY will be the final draft. YIKES! I'll have to actually send it out then. OMG!!!!
Thanks for the vote, I really appreciate it. It was quite a scary book to write as at times I felt as though I were living the book with Robert, the central character, and writing the actual journal of the Ripper was some project, as I had to convey fear, anger, and mental illness all in the same words.
Another John! Also!;) BG you know, I found John, Ian and Graham to be some of the most common names over there....
I'm glad you signed up for the newsletter...and if you feel like it, speak to Linda or Lisa on their site. They're Houston based and very hands on with us and our publishing...lots of hustle from them:)
thanks about the suggestion to look at the publisher's site. I will do that right now. Hey! guess what? My husband's name is John, also! Not John Also but John Gill (ho ho) to your husband he'll be a Pommie!
Pleasure knowing you, Loretta!
Well!:):) two American women...married to those UK boys...I guess John would have a fit, they're not really UK anymore are they?:)...and yes, I'll let you know how this CSI thing goes, I think it'll be quite fun:) I'm looking forward to it:)....it's a whole different arena from what I normally write though...but you never know do you??:)