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At 2:12pm on January 7, 2010, Dawn M. Kravagna said…
Hi, Mark. Happy Moo Year! Anything new going on with cartoons? Have a great year.
At 3:44am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Mark, 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.

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 1:44pm on June 14, 2008, Dawn M. Kravagna said…
Sorry, Mark, to take so long to get back to your response on my page. I'm still trying to get the hang of how this site works.

Very sorry to hear you had broken your ankle: That really sucks. I attended the San Diego ComiCon several years ago to check it out: was one of the most fun vacations I've had. However, I don't have your long experience so you may not find it as exciting. I then had a booth three years ago in Artists Alley to promote my comic novel. Sold some, but we didn't get much traffic in that area. Made a new friend, though. Sorry to hear your last experience was negative. Do you go to SciFi conventions then to promote your work? I just purchased The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels.
At 5:43am on May 11, 2008, Mark Ellis said…
Hi, Conrad

Probably your best bet in finding an artist willing to work "on spec" to work up some sample pages for a proposal package can be found here:

www.comicspace.com

You can skim through members pages and contact them.

Hope it helps!
At 5:13am on May 11, 2008, Conrad Lawrence said…
Mark --

I found my way here through your comment on the forum about interest in Graphic Novels. I am interested. I am a published novelist and shorts (Including EQMM). I currently have an SF screenplay which I am currently writing as a novel, but would also like to make it into a graphic novel. It's something I see as being a mix of "Sin City " and Neil Gaimon's "Sandman". I am looking for an artist who would be willing to do a few sample panels until we can get a commitment for publication, or an editor who would like to consider the project. Can you point me in any direction?
At 10:32am on April 21, 2008, Dawn M. Kravagna said…
So, Mark, what comics convention is your favorite, please? I've been to the San Diego ComiCon (once as fan, once as exhibitor in Artist's Alley) and a few local in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Glad there's another cartoonist in the group. Take care. Dawn
At 2:33pm on April 4, 2008, Michelle Gagnon said…
Thanks, Mark, it was a great place to grow up! Very safe, I can't ever remember locking our front door at night. Wonder if that's still the case.
At 4:30am on April 4, 2008, Michelle Gagnon said…
Mark-
I grew up in East Greenwich, but my folks live in Bristol now and I return home frequently to visit.
At 8:35am on March 20, 2008, Mark Ellis said…
Hi, Dave! Congrats on achieving your belt.
At 7:33am on March 20, 2008, Dave Zeltserman said…
Hi Mark, thanks for the invite. We're sort of neighbors--Newport, Boston...

--Dave
At 12:39am on March 19, 2008, Donna Moore said…
Hi Mark - thanks for the invite - good to meet another Prather fan! He's the dog's.
At 12:33pm on March 18, 2008, Mark Ellis said…
Hi, Michelle

Always nice to meet a fellow Ro-Dye-Lander. Did you grow up in Bristol, too?
At 9:23am on March 18, 2008, Michelle Gagnon said…
Hi Mark. I actually grew up in RI, my folks still live in Bristol...
At 2:15pm on March 17, 2008, Teel James Glenn said…
I have good friends up in Ri. and founded/taught the first year of the Cumberland Company for Performing arts. In spenser I got to call Hawk a clown before he beat the snot out of me:). I've enjoyed alot of your work over the years--nice to 'meet ' you..
At 9:02am on March 11, 2008, Harry Shannon said…
Howdy, Mark
At 11:50pm on March 4, 2008, Mark Ellis said…
Hi, LJ...thanks for the kind words.

You're about half right...I'm prolific.
At 3:06pm on March 4, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hello and welcome.
You've been prolific and successful—I'm honored to meet you. This is a great site for at-the-keyboard friendships.
At 2:05pm on March 3, 2008, Mark Ellis said…
Thanks for the welcome, Dawg and Austin...look forward to talking with you guys.
At 1:47pm on March 3, 2008, MysteryDawg said…
Welcome aboard
At 12:42pm on March 1, 2008, Austin S. Camacho said…
Howdy Mark,

And thanks for the add! It's great to have such a multi-talented writer here. Let me know when you are looking for a story to adapt into graphic format :-)

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