Hi Sophie , 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.
Hi Sophie have just printed off your story to read. congrats on your 2nd place. I'm intrigued by the WW1 setting of your story (am currently working on a novel set in the same era - so it particulary caught my eye). looking forward to a good read! cheers, Bronwyn
Just saying hello, because you're online.
I am so amazed by the sheer number of authors I've never heard about (such as those in your list). I usually have to choose between writing and reading. And writing usually wins out.
I don't believe you are a million years old. Yeah, Chicago Parent is still around. They did an article on me and my son for Father's Day. Nice to chat with someone with some of the same roots. God Bless and a very Happy New Year.
Hi Sophie. Great to meet you, too. Thanks for the kind words about my book. Crime Bake was a really nice conference and I do remember seeing your brother there. I'm on the west coast a couple times each year to speak for conferences. Maybe our paths will cross next year. It would be nice to meet in person.
Like you , I rarely have dogs in my storylines. I've only had one (Alf), as a central character once, in my short story 'The Significance of Cherries' which is currently being considered for an anthology by Notorius Press. I like your brother's way of desribing your work, which I'm sure is all the more realistic due to your background and use of imagination. I do tend to try and make things as relaistic as i can, and often receive some very welcome help from various police forces in the UK when it comes to research and realism, but when it comes to fiction there's no substitute for a good dose of imagination, which is really the soul of a good novel. Keep doing what you do best Sophie, that's the road to success. Delete Comment
haha, Stella sounds just like Tilly, who's only 3, though she's the eldest of our 'pack', and old for her years due to the apalling abuse she suffered.. We also have Dylan the Bedlington terrier who's 2, and little Charlie the Westie/Cairn cross who's not quite 1 year old. Like you I talk to Tilly while I'm writing, though likewise I think she likes everything I write! hehe Up until last year i had 2 dachshnds called, funnily enough Sophie and Candy. Sophie died on teh 29th December last year aged 14, and Candy went earlier in April, from a diabetes infection. She was just 11. It's always great to meet another 'doggie' person. Do you have any background in your writing subjects? I'm a student of forensics and criminology, though I rely on imagination a great deal. Here's wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and hope to hear more from you in the future.
Thanks for joining my friends list. Have a great holiday over there in the USA and I hope to hear from you in the future. Is that your dog in the photo? I have 3, all formerly abused dogs. That's Tilly in my picture. She never leaves my side while I'm writing.