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A Death in Texas on Preditors and Editors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loretta Wheeler Jan 16, 2009.


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I've been writing for several years, and will be publishing this fall (Oct. 10 is the official launch) in an anthology titled A Death In Texas, (L &L Dreamspell is the publisher) My piece is named Dark Pleasures and it is a prequel for the novel that follows... I will also be publishing a second piece entitled Sirens Call in another of Dreamspells anthologies.

I typically write more in the genre of the supernatural thriller... I love to write them, and I love to read them...especially on a night when you can hear the wind havin' a fit outside and light the candles inside and savor the mood:)
I've just returned from living in Australia (Oz) I'll slip that in there because I often refer to it as that and forget to explain the term:)..I was there almost seven years and have been back for about 6 months. Of course, I'm helping the economy, shopping like mad since I've returned... I'm SURE we're due for an upswing any moment!:)

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The Stand, by Stephen King..and several others he wrote..I call him the Mark Twain of horror, because of his beautiful recall of being young...he speaks with and through the heart of a child when he uses them as characters, Dean Koontz, my favorite will always be Watchers because of that wonderful dawg, Anne Rice... who doesn't know the world she opened to us with her interpretation of the vampire? James Patterson..Jeffery Deaver...many others, but it's early and I can't think!;) Where's the java?!
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CSI ..documentaries dealing with LOGICAL UFO contact, (not drivel) but, I do like things aside from crime etc. Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, Boston Legal. Movies? The Birds, Rear Window, Psycho, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte,The Haunting, The Other, Jurassic Park, Poltergeist, ET,Interview with the Vampire,Eyes of Laura Mars, Silence of the Lambs, Close Encounters of the Third Kind...

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Preditors and Editors

I just thought I'd dart in here and let everyone know that the anthology A Death in Texas placed at #2 on the rankings:)...Of course, we're all excited...it takes quite a bit of contending to come in with a high rating!

Thanks to everyone on here who voted for it:) We appreciate it!


Posted on January 17, 2009 at 10:35am

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At 3:48am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Loretta, 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.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

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!"

Book Synopsis:

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.
At 3:05am on January 17, 2009, Beth Groundwater said…
Hi Loretta,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!
At 5:59am on December 10, 2008, JackBludis said…
Thank you for your kind words about my site. Yep, I think I will just "hack away" and see what comes up iron, bronze, silver, or gold.
At 1:55am on December 2, 2008, JackBludis said…
Nice web site.
At 5:30pm on August 8, 2008, Loretta Wheeler said…
Hi everyone:)

My short story that placed in the LASR contest is up and available to view at no charge. The requirements for this piece was PG13 with a HEA ending, in the romance category....none of which I generally write:) If you click on the site below it will take you directly to it:) The piece is entitled The Pan Man.

At 4:03am on July 6, 2008, Loretta Wheeler said…
Thank you Cynde:)...and I'm so sorry to hear of the death in your family. May God be with you, and all those you love at this time...

At 3:26am on July 6, 2008, Cynde L. Hammond said…
Dear Loretta,
I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July. I meant to send this to you yesterday, but we had a death in the family.
I'll talk to you soon.

At 1:17am on May 24, 2008, Loretta Wheeler said…
:) Tomorrow I'm going to Murder by the Book (downtown bookstore) and we're hosting an event and I'm on the panel for a writer's discussion. First time to do THIS....lord....ah well, when the door opens you run through!:) It's all brand spankin' new to me too....
At 3:07am on May 23, 2008, carole gill said…
No fits allowed! We'll give each other moral support--but you're published! you're swimming in the ocean, me--! I'm just about to put only my toe in! Let's keep each other posted too! I would say I have another two or three chapters to go in the second draft. then YIKES I start the third. Glad you guys enjoyed your eating out!
At 9:32pm on May 22, 2008, carole gill said…
Didn't see that comment about taking your Mom out. God bless her! 84! Wish my Mom was here. You're lucky. all the best to you both!

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