Hi Joanna, 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.
The publisher is blu Phier. They are a traditional small press but gaining momentum and wanting to increase thier level of business. We haven't got to the details yet about when the book will be released. They said, it was clean, few errors and good to publish. They also said there was something to do with marketing that they had to go over. I am not sure what he meant but I am sure it will all be dropped on my lap! Now I am just waiting for all the legalities and contracts to get through, signed and start with the marketing. They are givng me a press kit, as many gooks as I need for reviews, ten books of my own to give to my famiy and friends. They set up book signings... They basically do it all.. I just show up! I'll let you know how it goes as we progress and gets closer to the release date. I am nervous but also elated.
Hi Joanna, I have great news! My novel "A Fantastic Opportunity" has got a home now and I am getting published! Thank you for all your advice and kind words of encouragement. I didn't even need an agent. This is the first novel I have published and have written two more. It is a small publisher, however I am getting my foot in the door and gaining experience. A very reputable publisher as well!
Hi Joanna, I think you have a wonderful idea in putting in a blog with the most frequently asked questions. I would love to talk to you about questions perhaps aren't addressed on the blog, but this would be a useful tool for all those who are wanting to break in and need advice.
I look forward to reading what you advice you can give! And I want to thank you for your friendship.
Hi Joanna, I wanted to thank you for adding me to your friends. You have quite a collection of books you have written. Wow, and you have another coming out next year!
I am a new writer... or shall I say, I have always written but I am now in the process of trying to get published. Can you give me any pointers? Can I ask you questions? I have been trying so hard for two years and nothing as of yet. Publish America was delighted to have me and I almost signed a contract until I realized they were actually a self publisher. So, that' is the closest I have came to getting a contract. I want to go through the traditional publishers and maybe when I turn 100 years old, blowing out my candles on my birthday cake that resembles more of a bon fire, I'll get an acceptance letter. I'll be so thrilled I'll die of a heart attack, while eating my cake. lol
Let me know your thoughts! I would love to talk to you.
Yes, I do come to St. Louis. GO CARDS!! ;) Also, I'd like to set up some book signings there for my new book. Do you know which stores are the best for that sort of thing? Maybe we could have coffee some time?
Well please put me down as your first friend, Joanna!
Hi, how are you? I'm fairly new to this site. Sometimes I want to chat back to people about intellingent things, but then I decide not to bother! Start a blog, I think that's the way to get friends. All the best, by for now!