I'm a magazine writer and editor, as well as the author of several nonfiction (and one humor) books. My mystery novel, ACROSS THE RIVER, featuring celebrity tabloid reporter Andie Rinaldi, was published in June 2008 by Deadly Ink Press. In the crime fiction genre, my articles, author profiles and reviews have appeared in Mystery Scene and Mary Higgins Clark Mystery magazine.
In no particular order and with random forgetfulness: Rex Stout, Tony Hillerman, Dick Francis, Walter Mosley, Harlan Coben, Janet Evanovich, Martha Grimes, Elizabeth George, Megan Abbott, Lynne Heitman, Laura Lippman, Mary Saums, Louise Penny, Chris Grabenstein, Steve Rigolosi, Phillip Cioffari, Annie Proulx, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Daphne Du Maurier and everyone else I've ever read
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Usual Suspects
Stranger Than Fiction
and so many more too numerous to mention EXCEPT Forrest Gump and Ghost
Anything by Pixar
Anything directed by but not starring Robert Redford
Anything written by Paul Attanasio and Richard LaGravenese
Almost anything written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
And will always give David Fincher, Sam Mendez, the Cohen Brothers a chance
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Hi Cheryl, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery 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. 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.