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At 11:52pm on August 1, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Morgan, 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 2:53am 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 6:05am on December 9, 2007, MC Halliday said…
I am glad we found each other too, Morgan!
At 1:19pm on October 27, 2007, Karen J. Laubenstein said…
Good grief, Morgan! At first I thought - wow - someone was at Rum Runners longer than I thought! Do I dare to read? Also, love the photo of you with the wonderful dog (sniffling, I miss my dog--she flew to NY with one of the authors who attended Bouchercon and might not be back except to visit)... we think we're going to be meeting at the Northrim Bank for Alaska Sisters in Crime on Nov. 13th... you can check for latest meeting news Monday night or Tuesday -- that's when we'll have the info confirmed. We're kinda chuckling that the bank would let us (strangers) in afterhours and with our group's title. Anyway, if I dare to read your novella (it would be something completely different) I'll probably still be in shock when I see you at the AKSinC meeting!!! Dana Stabenow is getting her Alaska Artist of the Year award tonight from Governor Palin at the Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities banquet in Fairbanks. I was going to be there, but Dana wryly pointed out it was a very expensive venture just to get some photos. So got their official photog to promise us photos of Dana getting her award and will have to be satisfied with that. Anyway, hope we'll see you Nov. 13th if not sooner. Are you doing signings for this??? -Karen
At 8:55am on October 27, 2007, Mark Stevens said…
That is quite the cover. Seems like something I will have to check out for sure. Thanks for the update. Good luck. Alaska is the best. Love that state. Are people talking about "Into The Wild" up there or are the over it? Good luck with the book. I have to track one down. Cheers, Mark
At 2:23pm on October 20, 2007, Karen J. Laubenstein said…
Hi Morgan -- hope you can mark your calendars for Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 - both 2nd Tuesdays and the next Alaska Sisters in Crime meetings. We want you! I'll let you know where as soon as that's firmed up.

At 10:35am on October 12, 2007, Simon Wood said…
You are a person of many names, but one face, which is a good thing in my book... :-)
At 2:49am on October 6, 2007, Kelli Stanley said…
Hi, Morgan!! Thanks so much for writing--I miss Anchorage very much, and in fact am still suffering withdrawal. ;)

You all are just the best--I wish Bouchercon was there every year (though I guess that wouldn't be fair to Karen and Marcy and the other extraordinarily devoted people who put it together!)

Take care, thanks for the tremendous hospitality, and please keep in touch! :)

At 12:00am on October 5, 2007, Mark Stevens said…
Morgan: Love the description...."romantic suspense with an adult edge." Keep us all posted on publication dates and progress. Cheers, mark
At 3:08pm on October 4, 2007, Eric Stone said…
Teenagers do come in handy. Shame I don't have one of my own. Maybe I can get an intern. My girlfriend and I revel in our role as everybody's favorite eccentric aunt and uncle, but still... when you need one, a teenager sure does come in handy. I'm off on book tour soon and the house sitter isn't so technically minded. Maybe I can hire a local hoodlum to come in and set stuff up for me.
I like the idea of romance for a "furious" mood. Had one of those last night after a Chinese meal.
At 2:10pm on October 4, 2007, Karen J. Laubenstein said…
p.s. - Are you joining Alaska Sisters in Crime? We're meeting on the 3rd Wed. in October at Title Wave (that's my understanding). Will let you know if it changes.
At 2:05pm on October 4, 2007, Karen J. Laubenstein said…
Hi Morgan -- so you're home and recovered? What a blast, huh? And it hasn't ended yet - been working on an ad for the Anchorage Daily News (you'll soon see why in your last issue of the DEAD SNOWMAN, coming soon to an e-mail address near you!) Tomorrow we're taking a visiting NY author on tour of the Kenai and to Homer, where she'll have her book signing on Friday. So life is not dull... like your laughs and glad to have met you.
At 7:42am on October 4, 2007, Douglas Quinn said…
All of a sudden I have a strange affinity and fondness for your middle name. I enjoyed your website.

Douglas Quinn
At 5:01pm on October 1, 2007, Louisa Christy said…
BTW, you sure look good for being that old!
At 5:00pm on October 1, 2007, Louisa Christy said…
At 5:00pm on October 1, 2007, Louisa Christy said…
I enjoyed this weekend tremendously and did take a nap upon returning home. Was there a letdown? No, since the half century birthday is tomorrow, I felt as though the world was terrific and I had accomplished so much. This weekend just proved to me how much I love this profession and the people in it. I am so proud of you and your work and you did a fantastic job this week and I know it was very difficult for you. You are a great success and a wonderful example and heroine to us all. Now, just take care of yourself, my friend, I love you. And thanks for sharing DH for that dance.
At 4:42pm on October 1, 2007, Louisa Christy said…
Hey, you were a great panelist and I really enjoyed seeing you at Bouchercon. How's that assistant of yours? lol.
At 2:12pm on October 1, 2007, JackBludis said…
Morgan ... wow, that website, not to mention your myspace photo, but you do tell us about it over there on the left.

I ODed on Law and Order a year ago. Have trouble getting into CSI. I like fiction where the reader has a chance to beat the sleuth to the solution. In the case of L&O, it's been too easy to beat the sleuths to the solution.
At 2:08pm on October 1, 2007, JackBludis said…
No, sadly, I didn't make Bouchercon this year. It should be easy next year. In Baltimore, where I live.

Some good choices at the Anthonys. My friend Simon Wood for best story, and Laura Lippman's "No Good Deed." Laura's book, in my way of thinking, borders on classic, and almost creates another subgenre.

I've done the teenager bit. Now, it's the caregiver bit to my 3yr old grandson.
At 1:29pm on October 1, 2007, JackBludis said…
Were you at Bouchercon this weekend? You certainly don't look like a person with no friends yet.

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