Member of DorothyL since 1997
Since I turned 50 have been attending at least one mystery convention a year
Joined SinC in honor of their 20th anniversary
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Last year's favorites:
Buchanan Edna Love kills
Lippman Laura No good deeds
Andrews Donna The penguin who knew too much
Pickard Nancy The virgin of Small Plains
Lind Hailey Feint of art
Lippman Laura What the dead know
Cook Troy 47 rules for highly effective bank robbers
Dunlap Susan A single eye
Causey Toni McGee Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) bad day
Riordan Rick Mission road
Evanovich Janet Lean mean thirteen
Sharp Zoe Hard knocks
Evanovich Janet Motor mouth
Holtzer Susan The wedding game
Hamilton Denise Savage garden
Finder Joseph Killer instinct
Hi Lois, 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 Lois and thanks for the invite! We've probably already read each other on DorothyL. Any chance you'll go to Birmingham's Murder in the Magic City in Feb? I think that will be the next convention I'm going to (new book out in Dec.)
I always made it a point to treat our school librarians well (of course one of them was my aunt!) because they make teaching so much easier. Now I'm finding that the same is true of public librarians, who steer me in the right direction when I'm researching a novel. Currently finding out cool stuff about Vikings in Britain c. 1100AD.
Hi, Lois - We share a lot of favorite authors. I picked up Chris Grabenstein's Tilt A Whirl last week at Mayhem in the Midlands. He and Donna Andrews were both hilarious charity auctioneers there. I'm a mystery con lover too!
SCREAM will be released Apr 2008. If you're homesick, try the Story Behind the Story (drill down into my website for SCREAM) for the locales I used and their significance for me. I also have excerpts describing the scenes. I used to go to Ursuline Academy, near Churchill and graduated a couple of years after you, so we must have crossed paths. And I ultimately graduated from UTD (Dallas) too. Very small world.