Hi Bruce, 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.
Bruce, Like Caro, I just arrived here but it does seem like a cool place to hangout. I just finished reading Caro's Drag Queen in the Court of Death, by the way - highly recommended. I've been writing for nearly half a century (of course, I started when I was 3) but screenwriting is almost the only thing I haven't tried - maybe one of these days. I keep learning new tricks, pretty good for an old dog, huh?
: Just to let you know that my New Orleans noir mystery, The
Beatitudes, has received 5 starred reviews! I am donating all royalties to the New Orleans Public Library Foundation to help rebuild the public libraries. I have posted Chapter I on my blog www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com. Please read and if you like it, help rebuild a library for NOLA. Thank you Lyn LeJeune
My daughter lives in Berkeley, so I drive though Pleasanton quite often. I love it up there. Thanks for putting me on your list of favorite authors. I'm in the "many others" group, I'm sure...lol.
Thank you for the invitation. I look forward to chatting with you!
Fairbanks here... snow falling... lovely day... no driving lol.
The pic to the left is from little Coos Bay area... my x-mass retreat.
I know what you mean about aspiring.... same here...:)
Thanks so much for the nice words about A NAIL THROUGH THE HEART. It means so much to me when someone enjoys something I've written. I spend the better part of a year hammering away at a keyboard trying to entertain the imaginary "ideal reader" sitting across from me, and when someone real weighs in with a positive reaction, it gets me all fired up to continue writing.
Just saw the jacket for THE FOURTH WATCHER, and it's killer. As soon as the people at Morrow say it's okay to do so, I'll post it.
Hi Bruce, thanks for the invite. I have an unfinished screenplay....I hope to go back to, it's what I do for fun once in a while. So I am also impressed with a rewrite! Screenwriting is hard, it is even more straight-jacketed with structure than genre writing.
Hi, Bruce -- Thanks for the invitation. I'm with you on Will Thomas -- I love those books. And having a rewrite produced is nothing to be half-heartedly proud of -- I was actually HIRED to write screenplays and not a word ever saw the light of film. The checks cleared, though.