I'm actually a sister writing team: Carolyn is associate professor of American History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and Julie is an artist/faux-finisher/decorative painter in Oakalnd, CA (Julie's the one who's really on Crimespace!) Together we are the Agatha-nominated Hailey Lind, and write the Art Lover's Mystery Series: Feint of Art (2006); Shooting Gallery (2006); and Brush with Death (2007). The series features Annie Kincaid, an ex-forger trying to make a living as a legitimate artist in San Francisco.
Elizabeth Peters, Nick Hornby, Richard Russo, Jane Austen, Barbara Kingsolver, Susan Isaacs, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Nancy Martin, Raymond Chandler, Mario Acevedo, Iian Pears, David Sedaris, Bill Bryson, Margaret Dumas, Sherman Alexie, Ann Lamott, Walter Mosley, Tony Hillerman
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, Bottle Rocket, The Big Easy, Educating Rita, Home for the Holidays, anything historical with great costumes and sets. I'm one of those crazy folks who won't pay for cable, so the only TV shows I know are the ones on DVD: Sopranos, 6 Feet Under, Weeds, Carnivale, Rome, Oz, The Wire
Hi Hailey, 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 there! It's been two months and I've been remiss in keeping up with what's happening with you! I wanted to share that we recently had some people join Alaska Sisters in Crime who said they weren't mystery readers, really, until they "discovered" your book at Bouchercon and now they've become mystery fans! So I thank you! Life has been busy. I'm moderating the Alaska Sisters in Crime site, and trying to get my WIP going, and reviewing books for a new publishing house, and was just elected President for AKSinC, and am taking a graduate-level course next semester at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, and trying to keep up with my 7 yr old and husband, and working full time as the state writer-editor for a federal agency in town. Yikes! Life has been dizzy! And add to it, still hearing everything new with these bionic ears (like Christmas carols, oh wow, and the Christmas Pops!)... it's just ... well, I'm speechless. (Sorta, as you can see-ha). So how is life treating you, and still so very, very glad you made it up here! I remember our e-mails before you got to visit for Bouchercon, and I bet your sister wishes she had been able to come, too! All the best for the holidays.
Thanks for accepting my invitation Hailey. It's good to see other sisters that share a coast to coast relationship too. I'm only one of five daughters my parents have, but we're also spread across the states from east to west, and in between. I spent most of my years over in Va Beach, but was born out in Ca., so I've been to a lot of places over the years too. :-)