Hi Sarah, 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.
Hey, nice pic of you and the dog -- but you need to update your bio -- and you need to come play on Facebook. All the cool kids are doing it. Glad you're coming in to MBS tomorrow to help with Hallie Ephron and Tom Perry events!
Hi Sarah. I've asked a lot of people about Bouchercon and everyone says it's the place to be (especially the bar). It's a lot closer for me in Connecticut than you in LA, of course.
Thanks for the comment about the covers - I'm very happy with what Soho has done.
I've been criminally remiss on not thanking you for your terrific note. I'm glad you liked Little Gods. As authors we need to be prepared for all reactions, asking only an opportunity. As opposed to film, which is a collective experience of the audience, novels allow each reader to settle in with the story, to create their own connection with the material. Rarely do people walk out of a film (part is consciousness that others are watching, a kind of collective censorship of honest action and reaction), but readers often put down books that don't click for them. My feeling is that this is the way things should be, that your life is too precious in all of its mutlitasked microseconds to waste any of it doing something that isn't right for you, particularly when it's your 'free time.' Stay in touch.
I empathize with the "going crazy" and the "three jobs."
Throw in a dysfunctional extended family, and that's my life too. Congratulations on your success. Love short stories. Can't write 'em.
Author, Editor, Book Reviewer
12 January 2008
Please join me in the first week of my Virtual Book Tour. Beginning tomorrow, Sunday, January 13th, writer Brenda Kay Wynn will publish an interview with Douglas Quinn on her webblog site at (click on the following or cut and paste into your browser) www.chronclesofelydir.spaces.live.com.
You are invited to go to Brenda’s site, read the interview and comment and/or ask questions. I am looking forward to responding to your comments and queries.
The interview will be posted throughout the four week tour. Weeks two, three and four will have different articles hosted by and posted at other webblog sites. Would love to interact with you along the way.
In addition, each time during the four week tour you leave a comment and/or ask a question your name will be placed into a drawing for a Free Signed Copy of Blue Heron Marsh.. Hope to see you all there.
P.S. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your own email address list. The more people who participate, the happier I will be.
I hope you enjoy them. I note you are a short story fiend. I love writing them too and am planning some form of collection in 2009. Good luck with the novel writing, it's a long race but its worth it. Keep in touch. Darren
Yeah! Me, too. Poor Christa's going to have to get used to having other writers in her fan club. It doesn't hurt that she is totally herself, poised, funny, and has a great style about her--naturally. That unique style translates very well to her writing.
Thanks for the interest. Best to get a signature is to have me sign a copy and send along. Let's make a deal. If you like it, you can send me $10 back. If not, it's free.
In these cyberconnections, I advise that you protect your privacy in a way that you decide. If you want to provide me with a PO Box, I can send it there. If you want it to go to a work address, fine. If you find a residential address, I suggest that it not be posted here, where all is kept up, for anyone, in perpetuity. My personal e mails are firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sue Ann is great, and sent me a cyber Christmas card as well.
Thanks much for your interest in Little Gods.
It's now in 'your town' at Paramount Studios, looking for an o.k. to film. Interestingly one of my former writing students from Georgetown University is having his first film produced, which I think is great. The best known Georgetown writer is probably Bill Blatty, who did all of the Pink Panther scripts and The Exorcist.
Please stay in touch, as time allows