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At 8:55pm on July 22, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Sarah, 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 12:52pm on January 17, 2009, Linda Brown said…
Hey, nice pic of you and the dog -- but you need to update your bio -- and you need to come play on Facebook. All the cool kids are doing it. Glad you're coming in to MBS tomorrow to help with Hallie Ephron and Tom Perry events!
At 12:40pm on September 29, 2008, Daniel Hatadi said…
Hey, great to meet you too, Sarah. Visiting bookstores in both LA and NY has made this place more real for me.

And now I get to fight in denim!
At 7:32am on September 26, 2008, Linda Brown said…
I didn't have you to guide me, Sarah! Now, get that dog trained, so we can go get us some shooting lessons!
At 7:30am on June 17, 2008, Richard M. Johnson said…
Yep, one of the earlier ones here. Good to see you on the board. We'll have to chat outside of the store sometime.
At 12:47am on March 9, 2008, James R. Benn said…
Hi Sarah. I've asked a lot of people about Bouchercon and everyone says it's the place to be (especially the bar). It's a lot closer for me in Connecticut than you in LA, of course.
Thanks for the comment about the covers - I'm very happy with what Soho has done.

At 1:12am on March 8, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
I've been criminally remiss on not thanking you for your terrific note. I'm glad you liked Little Gods. As authors we need to be prepared for all reactions, asking only an opportunity. As opposed to film, which is a collective experience of the audience, novels allow each reader to settle in with the story, to create their own connection with the material. Rarely do people walk out of a film (part is consciousness that others are watching, a kind of collective censorship of honest action and reaction), but readers often put down books that don't click for them. My feeling is that this is the way things should be, that your life is too precious in all of its mutlitasked microseconds to waste any of it doing something that isn't right for you, particularly when it's your 'free time.' Stay in touch.

At 8:43am on February 28, 2008, Brett Battles said…
Told you I've been a little behind on my Crimespace activity. Just wanted to say Hi and it was great to meet you at the signing. See you next time.

At 1:10pm on February 25, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Bill Maher gave me the courage to write about sex and religion. Commercially, it hasn't turned out well, but I had to get it off my chest.
At 12:38am on February 25, 2008, R.J. Mangahas said…
Yeah, I know I was dragging my feet a little on joining, but I finally did.
At 1:35pm on February 24, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Sarah
I empathize with the "going crazy" and the "three jobs."
Throw in a dysfunctional extended family, and that's my life too. Congratulations on your success. Love short stories. Can't write 'em.
At 5:59am on February 13, 2008, Allan E. Ansorge said…
Thought Bad Boy Burn was great.

Now all you have to do is get the novel in the box.

At 2:45am on January 13, 2008, Douglas Quinn said…
Douglas Quinn
Author, Editor, Book Reviewer

12 January 2008

Dear Family/Fans/Friends/Readers

Please join me in the first week of my Virtual Book Tour. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, January 13th, writer Brenda Kay Wynn will publish an interview with Douglas Quinn on her webblog site at (click on the following or cut and paste into your browser)

You are invited to go to Brenda’s site, read the interview and comment and/or ask questions. I am looking forward to responding to your comments and queries.

The interview will be posted throughout the four week tour. Weeks two, three and four will have different articles hosted by and posted at other webblog sites. Would love to interact with you along the way.

In addition, each time during the four week tour you leave a comment and/or ask a question your name will be placed into a drawing for a Free Signed Copy of Blue Heron Marsh.. Hope to see you all there.

Douglas Quinn

P.S. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your own email address list. The more people who participate, the happier I will be.
At 6:17pm on January 3, 2008, Darren Laws said…
I hope you enjoy them. I note you are a short story fiend. I love writing them too and am planning some form of collection in 2009. Good luck with the novel writing, it's a long race but its worth it. Keep in touch. Darren
At 7:09am on January 3, 2008, Darren Laws said…
Hi Sarah, I think there is a temporary technical glitch. You can read some examples of my work by logging onto

Thanks for telling me about the problem. Best wishes for 2008
At 1:52am on January 3, 2008, Mari Sloan said…
Yeah! Me, too. Poor Christa's going to have to get used to having other writers in her fan club. It doesn't hurt that she is totally herself, poised, funny, and has a great style about her--naturally. That unique style translates very well to her writing.
At 3:41am on December 26, 2007, David L. Hoof said…
Copy of Little Gods, appropriately inscribed, is en route via priority mail. Have a great holiday.
All Best,


PS Former student of mine at Georgetown is having his first screenplay produced. Since you're doctoring, any interrest in meeting him. He's in Woodland Hills, CA
At 1:20am on December 21, 2007, David L. Hoof said…
Of course, you're welcome. I'll get to this in no more than two days, max.
Enjoy the holidays. I do hope that you get time off from your thee jobs.

At 1:31am on December 19, 2007, David L. Hoof said…
Thanks for the interest. Best to get a signature is to have me sign a copy and send along. Let's make a deal. If you like it, you can send me $10 back. If not, it's free.
In these cyberconnections, I advise that you protect your privacy in a way that you decide. If you want to provide me with a PO Box, I can send it there. If you want it to go to a work address, fine. If you find a residential address, I suggest that it not be posted here, where all is kept up, for anyone, in perpetuity. My personal e mails are or or
Sue Ann is great, and sent me a cyber Christmas card as well.
All Best,

At 4:10am on December 18, 2007, David L. Hoof said…
Thanks much for your interest in Little Gods.
It's now in 'your town' at Paramount Studios, looking for an o.k. to film. Interestingly one of my former writing students from Georgetown University is having his first film produced, which I think is great. The best known Georgetown writer is probably Bill Blatty, who did all of the Pink Panther scripts and The Exorcist.
Please stay in touch, as time allows
Happy holidays,


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