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At 7:30am on August 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
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 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 5:38pm on February 27, 2009, Jon Jordan said…
Congrats on the Agatha Nomination!
At 1:08am on April 24, 2008, Joanna Campbell Slan said…
Gosh, I was so thrilled. I figured it was an academic exercise!
At 12:30am on April 24, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Congratulations on the John Kremer add! He's the guru.
At 5:46am on March 10, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi again. I just discovered your blog here and I'm enjoying it very much.
At 9:02pm on March 5, 2008, Allan E. Ansorge said…
Hope things are going well for you, they have to be better than they were traveling to LIM.

At 10:08am on August 10, 2007, Krystal Waters said…
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.
At 3:36am on August 10, 2007, Joanna Campbell Slan said…
I visited Ghangzhou. Loved it. Really enjoyed my time there. I still correspond with one of the young ladies I met there.
At 3:05pm on August 9, 2007, Krystal Waters said…
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!
At 5:21am on August 5, 2007, Krystal Waters said…
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.

At 3:43pm on August 3, 2007, Krystal Waters said…
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.

At 10:04am on July 31, 2007, Linda Ladd said…
Hi Joanna~

Wow! Sounds like you know your way around St. Louis! I'll have to pick your brain. You can email me through my website, too. Thanks, very nice to meet you.
At 4:39am on July 31, 2007, Linda Ladd said…
Hi Joanna~

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?
At 2:21am on July 27, 2007, Joanna Campbell Slan said…
Check out my interview with Tess Gerritsen at
At 9:53am on July 25, 2007, carole gill said…
thank you!
At 11:51pm on July 22, 2007, Sheila Connolly said…
Kiki sounds familiar--did you post her for a critique on one of the loops? Congrats on the contract!

At 7:18am on July 22, 2007, Kathryn Lilley said…
Hey, Joanna, thrilled to see you here! Crimespace is great fun! Best, Kathryn
At 11:35am on July 21, 2007, Lee Lofland said…
Hi there! It's good to see another friendly face around here.
At 8:45am on July 21, 2007, carole gill said…
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!

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