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Sylvia Nobel

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Sylvia Nobel, a resident of Arizona since 1961, is the author of the best-selling Kendall O'Dell mystery series. She is also one of the producers of the new feature film Deadly Sanctuary, based on the first book in the series. The 5th book, Forbidden Entry has now been released. Her breathtaking descriptions of the Arizona desert illustrate her love affair with the state's unique beauty. Her main protagonist, feisty, flame-haired reporter Kendall O'Dell has been described by readers as a modern day grown up "Nancy Drew" or a younger Jessica Fletcher from "Murder She Wrote". Her books are available from Nite Owl Books as well as major booksellers worldwide. Readers can participate in an adventure that provides the true ambiance of the modern ...more

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Sylvia Nobel Writer's block is always a challenge to get past. I usually go do something else, something mundane like vacuum and try to clear my mind and keep…moreWriter's block is always a challenge to get past. I usually go do something else, something mundane like vacuum and try to clear my mind and keep asking myself the question, "What if?" Or, I go back and re-read earlier chapters until inspiration returns. A third option is to go back and study the research collected and hope that it inspires new avenues to approach.(less)
Sylvia Nobel Watching the story unfold before me. It's actually a rather magical process. Sometimes I go back for a re-write and am amazed. Did I write that? The…moreWatching the story unfold before me. It's actually a rather magical process. Sometimes I go back for a re-write and am amazed. Did I write that? The blank page or screen can be daunting and I feel a tremendous sense of satisfaction when the story flows the way I envision it. But, there are always surprises where the characters take off on their own and all I can do is follow along. The characters, I've discovered after so many years of writing, are always right. I never doubt them.(less)
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It took 17 years and the ability to overcome a myriad of obstacles to finally bring Deadly Sanctuary to the big screen. It was indeed an electrifying moment to share the excitement of the film's theatrical premiere on March 23, 2015 with family, friends and loyal Kendall O'Dell fans!

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Select a series to be read from mid-September through the end of the year. The winner will be announced 9/15.

Harper Connelly by Charlaine Harris
 
  6 votes, 33.3%

No Evil by Allison Brennan
 
  3 votes, 16.7%

Samantha Kincaid by Alafair Burke
 
  2 votes, 11.1%

Lizzy Gardner by T.R. Ragan
 
  2 votes, 11.1%

Karen Vail by Alan Jacobson
 
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Happiness Key by Emilie Richards
 
  1 vote, 5.6%

Bone Secrets by Kendra Elliot
 
  1 vote, 5.6%

Turing Hopper by Donna Andrews
 
  1 vote, 5.6%

Kendall O'Dell by Sylvia Nobel
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Lena Gamble by Robert Ellis
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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Sylvia Nobel Thank you so much! I am currently researching and writing Kendall's next adventure!


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Scott Benoit Need Kendall's next adventure- Loved all the books.


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