Lala Corriere was born and raised in Colorado.
Her mother, a great fan of Agatha Christie, first taught her the love of books by demonstration, finding daily quiet time devoted to reading. Lala was no doubt a premiere and loyal monthly subscriber to Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, and years later, one of the first teenage girls to hide Erica Jong’s 'Fear of Flying' deep under the folds of her mattress.
Lala became passionate about all the arts. She starred in several lead roles in school plays and operettas, and actively participated in a variety of visual arts from pottery to painting. Her fifth grade teacher, Miss Macey, was the first mentor to suggest she consider a career in writing.
Her desire to concentrate on the arts led her to bypass a traditional higher education after two years of college, and she entered into a private tutorial program. Intensive work studies focused on musician John Cage, artists Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and Marcel Duchamp. Lala’s early eclectic ring of favorite authors included Agatha Christie, Hemingway, and J.R. Tolkien. Today, she actively reads Sidney Sheldon, Grisham, Patterson, John Sandford, and UK novelist Minette Walters.
Her early career path blended the businesses of Interior Design and Real Estate. She also invested time as a volunteer in the non-profit sector. When her children left for college, Lala returned to the hidden strongbox that held all those secret notes; the scribbled words contained pieces of her dream─her first novel.
Her career highlight came when legendary author Sidney Sheldon endorsed her writing with several blurbs and his continued mentorship. Her peers often compare her writing voice to his, of which she is most humbled.
Lala has recently become a desert rat. She nestles there with her husband of over 20 years, Charles, and the kiddy-cats─Bibelot, Sidney & Charlotte. She has three sons: Jason, a graduate of the University of Colorado, Cameron, a graduate of Vanderbilt University , and Tyler, a graduate of the University of Puget Sound.
She’s a full-time writer. Interests include her professional critique partnerships, art, entertaining, bridge, and enjoying the abundant wildlife that find a sanctuary on her grounds.
Sidney Sheldon, MHC,Grisham, John Sanford, Conroy,
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Secret Garden, Murder of Crows, Mentalist, Criminal Mind, all the Hannibal Lechter stuff.... you get the idea! I borrow my husband's Jeep and he jumps back in it with the CD,101 Ways to Commit Murder, playing.
Wow! Thanks for the compliment. My mother always said I should wear red, but I enjoy many colors. I really do like this shirt because the color pops, doesn't it? thanks for dropping by. It's raining here and I'm trying desperately to finish my fourth mystery today. Wish me luck!
Hi Lala, I wanted to introduce to you my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery 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. 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.