Hi Jonathan , 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.
It's been a busy month... Recently I co-created (with Laura Schrock) ON THE SLAB, an entertainment news show for ABC Disney Stage 9, to be released on the Internet in October 2008.
I’ve also just signed with Universal Pictures to write the novelization of the new remake of THE WOLF-MAN, which is being filmed right now with Benecio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving.
Sorry to hear about that. I hope everything works out for the best. I missed you in Doylestown. It was phenomenal. Sold about 65 books (luckily I had brought some books with me, but I had to park miles away and run back to my car halfway through to get more).
Anyway, hope your holidays are as good as they can be. Give a yell if there's anything I can do, and hopefully I'll see you soon.
Great to meet up with another paranormal thriller writer. I read Ghost Road Blue...super - can't wait for Dead Mna's Song. 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.
Writers, please pass the word…..it’s for a good cause….don’t let the libraries of New Orleans or the US go the way of The Great Library of Alexandria. P.S. just posted an excerpt on my Crimespace page.
Jonathan, we were both keeping Sara busy a few weeks ago. Congrats on your deal--it sounds like a good one. I was looking at your bio on the side and saw you're an 8th degree black belty in jujutsu. I am massively impressed. While I'm far far below that in martial arts experience, after 6 years of training I'm going to be testing for my black belt in Kung fu (Hung Gar 5-animal form) this October.
Here's the Publishers Marketplace posting from late last week:
Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry’s PATIENT ZERO, in which a Baltimore police detective is recruited by a secret government organization to help stop a group of terrorists from launching a weaponized plague against America that turns its citizens into zombies, to Jason Pinter at St. Martin’s, in a three-book deal, by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, Inc.
Hey, it's only a few days away at this point!
I'll pick it up this week. Cannot wait!
Of course this isn't as exciting as waiting for my actual book to come out.
Check out my latest blog entry on crimespace. I wrote about rejection.
Dave...nice to meet a fellow writer in the Harvey Klinger stable. I hope they can do as much for you as they have for me. Sara's sold eight books for me in the last two and a half years. Gotta love that kind of energy!