Dawn, it was fun to hear from you. And, you betcha, let's do that museum tour. Would be nice when the weather gets a bit better. Are you coming to MWA/NW's meeting this coming Thursday with Sheriff Rahr? Going to be at the Hotel Sierra in Redmond. Take care!
Hi Dawn, great to hear from you! Hope I'm going to see you sometime this year, like at PSWA maybe? Sorry about rough family issues, and working many hours I'm sure didn't help. I think a lot of authors are on Crimespace. Unfortunately I haven't spent much time here, just checking Facebook, SinC and PSWA listserves is about all I can keep up with on a daily basis.
Yes, my wishes to you too for a wonderful 2010. New years is one of my favorite points in time...I get start over, thank goodness! Looking forward to seeing you and catching up.
Dawn, Sunny here. Johnny Russell on this site just made friends with me, he's a PSWA member as well.
Check out my blog. I took a cruise with Denny Griffin and Jack Miller and we did an author's panel. Photos are up. Now we're putting together a mystery cruise.
I'm so sorry about Buster! Sending you big hugs! I haven't been on this site in a long time and just saw the news. I'm a big animal lover and know just how precious Buster is to you. I hope you're doing OK!!
Hi Dawn, 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.
Dawn, had to laugh at the comment by the toddler. Yes, Virginia, there is a sun in Seattle! In the Central Valley of CA, we're having fog. I can barely see the house across the street. I have candles lit to warm my writing space and make it homey as I look through various sites. This is my Sunday morning ritual: tea, newspaper, social interfacing.
Great! One of the pieces of information that attracted me to your profile was Maple Valley. We lived in North Bend, WA for 20 years. I worked at Boeing and often traveled from site to site, and when in the south-end, often drove through Maple Valley. Fond memories. Uncle Si's Secret is set in a fictional place near Snoqualmie and North Bend. Don't know if you're familiar with the area.
Anyway, looking forward to participating in Crime Space. Thanks for the comment. Madeline (M.M. Gornell)
Thanks so much for your good wishes. I hope your 2009 is wonderful as well. I'm 90 pages into my third Detective Jackson story and excited to see the second installment (Secrets to Die For) published next year.