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S.D. Tooley

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AKA -- LEE DRIVER -- Whenever my husband is asked to describe me in one word, he usually says "strange." I used to subscribe to Dr. J. Allen Hyneks's UFO reporter. And although I was a fan of Nancy Drew in my teens, I quickly segued to Stephen King and Dean Koontz. My interests are all over the place so it's no wonder I have been a car salesman, sales assistant, administrative assistant, seminar coordinator, and a casino dealer.
I write the Sam Casey series (think "Medium" with a Native American twist) which combines mystery with paranormal; the Chase Dagger series (under the pseudonym of Lee Driver) combines mystery with fantasy, horror, and sometimes sci-fi; and the Remy and Roadkill series (The Skull is for ages 11+), a traditional myste
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S.D. Tooley I'm actually going through it now, but someone on a chat list suggested you start at the end. I dreamed a different ending than I originally thought…moreI'm actually going through it now, but someone on a chat list suggested you start at the end. I dreamed a different ending than I originally thought of and I started with the ending, then the scene before that, and the scene before that one. It really worked!(less)
S.D. Tooley "Don't get it right, get it written." I see too many writers (and I was guilty of it in the beginning) wanting to hover over the keyboard waiting to…more"Don't get it right, get it written." I see too many writers (and I was guilty of it in the beginning) wanting to hover over the keyboard waiting to right the "perfect" sentence/paragraph/chapter. It slows up the process. Just type what comes to mind whether it makes sense or not. The fun part is in that first re-read/edit where you expand what's good and toss what doesn't fit.(less)
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MYSTERIES TO DIE FOR is a short story collection currently in the Amazon Kindle store and on Smashwords. You can read one of the short stories, SOLVING LIFE'S RIDDLE, on my Goodreads site. Younger readers may not know who this character is. Older readers, whether you are in Chicago on not, will.
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Description: Past and present collide in a short story about how a recluse changes the life of a teen runaway. I use a real Chicago figure for this story, giving a bit of a soft spot to a character with a questionable history. (From the MYSTERIES TO DIE FOR short story collection)
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S.D. added a status update: Just made the first ebook in each of my series FREE for an unlimited time. WHEN THE DEAD SPEAK (Sam Casey Series) and THE GOOD DIE TWICE (Chase Dagger Series) are free at all ebook vendor sites as of Jan. 15.
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Savannah S.D,

Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 10: by Noran

Noran Miss Pumkin Just wanted to stop in and wish you the best of the holiday season! Merry Christmas!-Noran
Hammond,IN :)



Tiffany S.D., I just finished Restless Spirit and I really enjoyed reading it. I cannot wait to read the other books in the series.


message 8: by Noran

Noran Miss Pumkin Do you still live local? Hope you stayed dry during the flooding.


message 7: by Noran

Noran Miss Pumkin Was in Chicago for the day-sorry to have missed you. Parents started me reading early and have not stopped since. Nurse by trade.


message 6: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Lee!

Thanks so much for the invite!!

Holly

www.HollyJacobs.com


message 5: by Karen

Karen Thanks for befriending me. Always great to meet another author and booklover!

Cheers,

K. Harrington
author, Janeology


message 4: by Kathy

Kathy Kulig Hi S.D., Thanks for the friend request. Your books sound intriguing. All best, Kathy www.kathykulig.com Paranormal, contemporary, erotic romance


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Lady and thanks for the add. You have been a myriad of things, but I think 'writer' is your greatest accomplishment! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, www.jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on…clairkelley@synthasite.com. This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand.
Thanks,
Jeannie



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S.D. Thanks. I thought they did a pretty good job with the trailer. Don't know how people post 1,000 books. Thought it would be for "recent" reads but they must be pulling books off their bookshelves and entering them. Are you going to KY book fair (which will be held in Evansville) this year?


Chester Hi, Sandy. I've been on here for a good while but don't do much posting. I guess I should update my page with what I've been reading. By the way, I like your Chasing Ghosts trailer.

Chester


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