Thank you very much for the compliment. I haven't been visiting fb as much lately. Twitter is faster and easier to take myself away from it when I'm supposed to be writing ;). @lovelylj I already follow you.
Hi Robert, 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.
Thanks, Rob - I will consider you a friend whether or not it's official on Crimespace. Aren't you the one who posted those great tips for signings on MWA? I will check out your website when there's time. (See my latest blog entry - but give me a few minutes to write it first!)
I liked your comment about watching out for blood clots - I'm of that age, too. So is my husband Robb, who spends a lot of time in the recliner with his laptop and whose build resembles yours in your photo (hope you don't take offense at this!)
I'm having a busy weekend! I've never offered a download of my novel, but I've heard this used as a promotional tactic. Usually for a only a limited period of time though. I haven't heard any follow-up about whether it was effective. Let me know how it goes.
Just visited your site, very cool and you have some great book covers there. You son is doing a grand job. I used the idea of an island as a tool to isolate and highten tension. I think the landscape in any novel is another character and one that should be treated with equal respect as your hero or villan.
Always lovely to hear from you. The INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS (ThrillerFest) conference in Manhattan was terrific. My wife, Jean, and I had a great time. Here’s her article (published in our local newspaper, Connemara View) :
My son, Stephen is a graphic artists, and he's done some 13 covers for me. All can be seen at Fictionwise.com and a truly cool one is up at Amazon.com for FleshWar. I think the most important sales tool we have is the cover art.
Thanks for the compliment on my covers. 'A Study in Red' was done by Deron Douglas at Double Dragon Publishing, but the others are all by my very good friend Graeme S Houston, one fo the most talented designers around. He's awesome, and sort of 'sees' my books' in his mind in order to produce those great covers. Well done on getting Tess to do that great blurb for your book. I'll be downloading it for sure. You have a great weekend too.