Hi Julie, 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.
Yeah, sometimes I feel like George Wendt, then, uh I don't. Anyway, my horror-scope said I'd better stay away from Indiana in October, so I won't be there. I checked out the lineup though... looks fun... good peeps.
Have a few things lined up otherwise, Baltimore next month... signed up for LIM too. Also Orland and Joliet, so I'll be around and atriangle.
Yep, it's me from the Five Star forum. Looks like you've got a lot going, too. "Artistic License" looks like a book I should check out. One of my favorite classes in college was art history; so the world of paint and canvas and frescos is something that I find very appealilng. And you've got a book coming out from Berley Prime Crime. Very nice! Much success to you.
I’m doing a local speaking tour here in Michigan and plan to use your work (as an excellent example) for a session on mystery sub-genres. I’m hoping you will give me a one or two sentence quote about sub-genres in general or your particular one, e.g. why it is so popular, where you think it stems from, how you accomplish the tone for it. This will add a personal touch to my mention of your title(s).
No, I haven't given up on the MWMWA meetings. Forest Park is just a little harder to get to from where I live than the Loop. I'll try to do a little better this fall about making the meetings. See you there...
Oh, duh! I just realized (from reading others' Crimespace comments) that it's a good idea to comment on my own space. How fun. Thanks Lesa, Eric, Peg, and Morgan for stopping by! This is such a neat forum. I'm still learning, but it's a fun ride.
Hi Julie, welcome. I'm envious of your machine gun experience. I've spent a lot of time in Cambodia and southern China where they have firing ranges where you can shoot that sort of thing, but never had much of a chance to actually do so. I'll remedy the oversight one of these days. I like Chicago a lot. My sister is a photographer with the Tribune, so I'm there at least once a year. I'll be there in October on my upcoming book tour - probably the 24th & 25th. Hope to meet you in person one of these days.