Today I have been Interviewed by Dan Alatorre, one of the 25 authors who have contributed novels, novella and short stories to a boxed set titled Death and Damages. My contribution is a novel titled Double Illusion. Click here to read the interview for some background about the story and a sneak peak!
It’s an embarrassment of riches these days. Just as my new medical mystery/thriller Silent Survivor is about to be released tomorrow, I received notice that the latest Sammy Greene novel Deep Waters is a Finalist for the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Award in the unpublished thriller category.
In Deep Waters, radio talk show host Sammy Greene is between jobs and she’s turned down a marriage proposal from long time boyfriend, Reed Wyndham. She travels to Greece for a little R&R, but ends up risking her life helping ex-New York cop, Gus Pappajohn, solve a murder, as together they search for an ancient Acropolis treasure – the lost statue of Athena.
Co-written with Linda Reid, this one is expected to be published by the end of this year or in early 2019. We’ll keep you posted!!
“Silent Survivor” by Deborah Shlian, my new medical mystery/thriller, is officially out next Tuesday.
Today, I had a chance to speak at the Institute of Learning in Retirement (ILIR), at the Boca Raton Communuty Center.
A terrific group, comprised of mostly women, who are avid readers. We had a lively discussion about the writing process!
Everyone bought a book, which is great, since all profits from sales of “Silent Survivor” are going to charities that aid veterans with PTSD as well as organizations that help women survivors of sexual assault.
I’m looking forward to their reviews!
“Silent Survivor” by Deborah Shlian won First Place for the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award in the unpublished thriller category. The award was announced at the Florida Writer’s Association’s annual conference. This year there were 431 submission.
“This is the most competitive RPLA we’ve ever had,” said Chris Coward, RPLA chairperson. For additional information, visit the FWA website: floridawriters.net. Or contact www.shlian.com for more details about the author.
Now, “Silent Survivor” will soon be published by AKESA Press. Book launch in the next few months. Check out the beautiful cover:
For a limited time, Oceanview is offering the Kindle version of “Rabbit in the Moon” for only $1.00!! The international thriller won several literary awards including the Gold Medal, Florida Book Award; First Place, Royal Palm Literary Award (Florida Writers Association); and Silver Medal, Foreword Magazine.
We’ve been asked to think of who we’d like to see in the roles of the characters we’ve created in our novel, Rabbit in the Moon and in fact, we are working on that for a new website called My Book, The Movie. Frankly, with the exception of Lili, we didn’t focus as much on what film star should play what part.
Instead, we got our inspiration from Chinese music. As we were writing our book, we listened to Karen (Hua-Qi) Han’s gorgeous erhu (see picture above) playing
Karen happens to be a dear friend and some of the inspiration for our main character, Lili Quan, as well as the person to whom we dedicated our book. As Karen herself says, the 2000-year-old Chinese violin has a voice-like quality that evokes Eastern cultural traditions.
If a movie is made, we hope Karen will play (and perhaps compose) the music. She has been a featured musician in just about every Hollywood movie score that requires the erhu including The Joy Luck Club, The Last Emperor and Kung Fu Panda. Here’s a link to her playing the theme of that film:
It is also Karen playing on our book trailer.
WXEL’s Florida Forum radio show’s Forth of July special will re-air past interviews of local authors who have books they think will be great summer reading. Our interview will air on 90.7 FM Sunday July 4 at 11am , and re-air Monday July 5 at 7pm.
The show streams LIVE, so anyone with access to the Internet can listen to it at the above date/times, by going to www.wxel.org and clicking on the Listen Live button .
Just announced: the Audiobook version of “Rabbit in the Moon” produced by Spoken Word Inc and narrated by nationally honored radio talk show host, Barbara Whitesides, won Honorable Mention at this year’s SF Book Festival. Congrats to them all!! This just adds to the many awards the international thriller has already won including the Gold Medal for the Florida Book Award.
Good news! Without Dr. Ni-Fu Cheng’s immortality elixir (Rabbit in the Moon) average life expectancy in the US has hit another high, rising above 78 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the same time, infant mortality has hit a record low of 6.42 deaths per 1000 live births which is almost a 3 percent drop from 2008. Boys born in 2009 can expect to at least until age 75.5 while girls will live to 80.5. Reasons for this increased longevity is felt to be a result of better medical treatment, improved vaccination rates and decreases in smoking.
Read Rabbit in the Moon in hardback, eBook and Audiobook
Join us at the first UCF Book Festival. This inaugural event is being sponsored in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center at the University of Central Florida.
The 2010 UCF Book Festival will be held April 16-17, 2010, at the UCF Arena in Orlando.
We will be on two panels – both in Psych 105 from 10:30 -11:20 am (Mysterious Women: Characters of Intrigue) and 11:45 -12:35 pm (Telling Stories- Adding to the Action). We’ll be talking about the novels we’ve written together including our Florida Book Award winning international thriller, Rabbit in the Moon. Deborah will also be talking about her newest thriller, “Dead Air+, co-written with her former UCLA colleague, Dr. Linda Reid.
There will be book signings after both panels. Hope to see you there!