In celebration of National Library Week, I will be speaking along with a few other authors at the Florham Park Library in Florham Park, NJ on Wednesday April 11th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. If you live in the area, I hope you can join me for this local author book signing event.
If you’re in a book club or reading group, I’d love to speak to your group through a video chat . With winter’s cold weather just around the corner, a romantic thriller filled with mystery, intrigue and high drama will heat up your book club instantly. Learn more: http://bit.ly/BookClubsJoanNelson
With winter’s cold weather just around the corner, a romantic thriller filled with mystery, intrigue and high drama will heat up your book club instantly.
Enjoy the intensity of being swept away by the seductive, sensual and mesmerizing story of Final Exit . . . A Suspenseful Tale of Passions Unleashed, and then find out so much more during a live video chat through Skype.
My debut novel about crimes of passion, crimes of the heart, and an ambitious, charismatic heart surgeon leading a double life has received many 5 star reviews on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The evocative prose of Final Exit brings to the page some of the most compelling questions concerning love, betrayal and intimacy that have remained relevant throughout time, all housed neatly in a mystery that will keep your club’s members turning the pages.
After beginning my creative journey in fashion at Parson’s School of Design and developing my fine art talent as an award winning sculptor, I became a professional Interior Designer. Entering the next generation of my creative life, I have turned my passion, talent and energy to writing. I welcome the opportunity to share my story with your club.
To discuss further details, receive a suggested event outline, and to check scheduling availability, please contact me at 973-775-9311 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is it so hard for successful men to say, “I’m sorry”- to say something meaningful from the heart and apologize vigorously when they have done something wrong and hurtful. It’s only when they are pinned up against the wall, with no way out but to plead mea culpa, a confession of sinfulness, do they admit to what they have done or failed to do.
Pierce Brosnan would be outstanding as the complex, compelling lead character, Dr. Robert Geller, and as his wife, Kate Blanchet or Patricia Clarkson. The alluring and intelligent Jennifer might be played by Catherine Zeta Jones or Selma Hayak. Jack Nicholson would be ideal as the ruthless Ben Rothstein. Harrison Ford would be great as Jake, the CIA agent and Robert Geller’s best friend.
The power of carnal passion is a driving force for all mankind and a love story should contain some erotic obsession. Sex plays a big part in most people’s lives or thoughts and imagination, and especially in the life of my main character, a man who is a sensualist. Great sex, especially when combined with love, can be like a highly addictive drug. The sexual forthrightness of my prose—writing through the mind of a man—definitely grabs people.
It took more than three years to write this book. I think people are puzzled as to why it takes so long. There are many elements to consider beyond the character and plot; but of course it is the characters that make a story come alive. I did some scene outlines—characters, action and locations—and thought about what I wanted to say and accomplish in this story. And after, I spend hours, or weeks, or months polishing a chapter. Some things had to be cut because they didn’t further the plot. I worked to end each chapter with some intrigue so that my reader would want to continue.
Establishing a balance between narrative summary and dialog is another aspect of writing a novel. Creating scenes that show verses tell are important. Novelists also have to create back-story (the characters’ lives before the story actually begins) and consider pacing, creating suspense and tension.
When I’m lucky, the muse visits and puts me in a creative state, but the door must be open when I’m already deep in thought. Ideas come from all different directions—something I hear, see, experience or read about—and I’m making the story up as I go along. My writing starts to have a certain kind of music—there’s a rhythm to it as I imagine different scenes and characters responding in action and dialog.
The best time for me to write is early in the morning. Sometimes I’m inspired and other times I rewrite extensively. I never know when I’ll feel in the zone! There are different things calling to me. I like the element of surprise, such as where the story takes me unexpectedly. I might read about an event and say “what if” to myself. The goal is to capture the elusive and momentary experience, that spark of aliveness, and make the story come alive on the page.