Annette Dashofy
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  • Burgettstown PA
  • United States
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Burgettstown PA
About Me:
I am the author of the Zoe Chambers mysteries including CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (Henery Press, March 2014) and LOST LEGACY (Henery Press, autumn 2014). I'm also active with my local chapter of Sisters in Crime and am vice president and the 2013 Meritorious Service Award winner of Pennwriters.
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Lisa Scottoline, Julia Spencer-Fleming, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Nancy Martin, Kathleen George, Donnell Ann Bell.
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Check out my website for details on my books and events. 

Circle of Influence will be available in March.

Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township, has been privy to a number of local secrets over the years, some of them her own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body is found in the Township Board President’s abandoned car. As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams launch a desperate search for the killer, even if it means uncovering secrets that could not only destroy Zoe and Pete, but also those closest to them.

Preorder now through Amazon, or request a signed copy from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.

Coming in Fall 2014: Lost Legacy (Zoe Chambers mystery #2)

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G-20 Summit Summary

(Cross posted from Working Stiffs)

Since I had last Wednesday off from my blogging duties, I didn’t get a chance to follow-up on the G-20 Summit. That’s just as well, I suppose, since the biggest part of the melodrama is still going on.

The expected violence and destruction of property was kept to a minimum, compared to what has happened elsewhere. Sure, there were some… Continue

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 10:09pm — 7 Comments

A Dark Day in Pittsburgh

(Cross posted on Working Stiffs)

It’s been a very dark week in Pittsburgh. On Saturday morning, those of us who thought we were part of a relatively safe city learned there is no such thing.

In case you somehow managed to miss the news, three Pittsburgh Police officers were gunned down in the quiet neighborhood of Stanton Heights while responding to a domestic dispute call. The gunman,… Continue

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 11:57pm — 5 Comments


(Cross posted to Writing, etc)

Writing as a career can be discouraging. You’d better love to write, because if your goal is to become rich and famous…well, excuse me while I wipe the tears of laughter from my eyes.

Most days are solitary and fraught with rejection. Whenever I recognize one of my sase’s in my mailbox, I generally assume it contains a rejection letter. More often than not, I’m right. Of course, there are… Continue

Posted on March 31, 2009 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

Taking A Chance

(Cross posted to Working Stiffs)

My personal “catch phrase” has been that I’m a yoga instructor who writes mysteries, striving to become a mystery writer who teaches yoga. I guess I’m going to have to revise that. Because after a lot of thought and… Continue

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 1:39am


(Cross posted to Working Stiffs)

I had an opportunity to meet our local police chief last week. He’s relatively new to the area and I’ve stopped at the station a couple of times, but he was out on patrol.

Needing to call 9-1-1 to bring him to my mom’s house was NOT how I’d envisioned our first meeting.

Last Tuesday, my mom phoned me to ask if the water company had just been at my house. I… Continue

Posted on February 4, 2009 at 10:30pm

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At 2:47am on July 19, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi Annette, 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 1:52am on October 16, 2008, Patricia Gulley said…
Waiting to get published can be a hold back for enjoying cons. Frankly, I view them as theropy in this long road to publication. There is nothing like like-minded people to help you over the humps. The lists provide that on a daily basis, the cons brings everyone to life.
At 2:30am on October 15, 2008, Sandra Ruttan said…
Great to meet you in person Annette! Look forward to crossing paths online and at the next con!
At 1:45am on October 15, 2008, Patricia Gulley said…
Hi Annette, Also saw your posts on Sisters and Guppy. Nice pictures of Bouchercon. Maybe I'll see you in Indianapolis.
At 6:27am on September 1, 2008, robert walker said…
Hi Annette -- neat plaque. I am pleased you've found me on Crimespace. Check out my new site at Free giveaway found there!

At 1:38am on June 17, 2008, Tony Burton said…
Thanks for the invitation, Annette. Bet the Citizens' Police Academy was very enjoyable!
At 12:40am on June 17, 2008, J.R. Lindermuth said…
Hi Annette. I see there are more than a few Pennwriters here.
At 10:52pm on June 16, 2008, Jonathan Maberry said…
Annette...nice to see a familiar face here on Crimsespace!
At 12:39am on June 5, 2008, CJ Lyons said…
Thanks, Annette! I'm so happy you enjoyed LIFELINES!!! Appreciate the kind words!
At 6:13am on May 2, 2008, carole gill said…
ooh careful, you don't want to do that! especiallly when they call you into sign the contract! you'd look like you went a couple of rounds with Tyson! all the best again, and I really will keep myfingers crossed. you go girl.

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