Part Eastern Band Cherokee, I and spent my summers growing up in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina where my novels and more than a few published short stories take place.
My latest novel SNARE has been nominated for The Hillerman Sky Award at Left Coast Crime 2011. The classical music themed STACCATO is also available, both published by Second Wind Publishing.
A three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, my award-winning short stories appear in numerous print publications as well as mystery and literary anthologies.
Ann-Marie MacDonald's "Where the Crow Flies", Anita Shreve's "Resistance", Pat Conroy's "Beach Music", Loise Erdrich's "The Master Butchers Singing Club", Lisa Gardner's "Hide" and forever and always "To Kill a Mockingbird", Louise Penny, Greg Iles, Christopher Reich, Lisa Gardner, John Irving, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Michael Cunningham, Isabel Allende, Kate Attkinson, Louise Erdrich, Pat Conroy, Steinbeck, Gregg Hurwitz.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies: Seven, Blade Runner, Laura, Rebecca, Primal Fear, Oxygen, The Verdict, Young Frankenstein, Fargo, Parenthood, The Big Chill
TV: Fringe, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, Big Bang Theory, Dexter, The Closer
Hi Deborah, 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.
We like a lot of the same stuff! My Cousin Vinny was a scream! And I loved Eli Stone! You named Pat Conroy's "Beach Music"; one of my all time favorites. When I'm asked for favorites, I can never think of them. While traveling the Carolinas, I purposely checked out the area Conroy wrote about.