Hi, everybody. I decided to sign up for the Super "SummerWrite" Challenge 2008 on Live Journal after all, since I'll be working on my first YA novel, "Without Conviction" anyway. The challenge is to write 150,000 words between 01 May and 31 August 2008, which is probably much higher than I'll be able to accomplish, but I'm going to give it a good try. I have projected about 75,000 for my book and the remainder can be for rewrites and assorted short stories, which I can never have enough of. I'm really having fun, so far, and I've joined a group that call themselves the "Freckled Fireflys." There are eleven of us in the group, according to the last count, and we're pretty enthusiastic about this whole thing. Wish me the best, ok? I hope you're all doing well. See you soon...~C.
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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.
Hadn't heard from you in a while. Where are you? Not frozen, I hope.
YOU ARE AWESOME! Glad I have you for my Crimespace and Book Place friend. My holidays were wonderful and Santa was very good to me. I count my blessing, for I know things could be worst. Bless you and Happy New Year. (Loved your artwork)
Thanks for the card and comment.
Because of Space I'm going to remove the card though.
God bless you and Merry "Kissmas" to you too.
I sent you a message, but I don't think it took. (I think I hit the wrong button) Thanks for the kudos. Glad you enjoyed the story. I'm not much interested in much of anything these days. I sit and worry about our investments dwindling away. That money is supposed to last us thorugh our old age, but if things keep going as they are, we'll wind up working through our old age. I didn't think things could get much worse, but now I can understand why they were so many suicides back in 1929 when the market crashed. Here's a joke that someone sent me:
Garfield: "I was so depressed last night thinking about the up-coming election, I called Lifeline.
Got a freakin' call center in Pakistan, told them I was suicidal. They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck."
I feel like Garfield. Prayer doesn't seem to work lately. I'm so depressed. What do you suggest?
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