Starr Gardinier

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See also my blog at:

www.qw-blog.blogspot.com

I am a paralegal of nineteen years for a law firm in California. I am the former Executor Editor of Suspense Magazine, former editor for Suspense Publishing, and former editor for ARR Editing Services. I've also had the pleasure of co-hosting on Suspense Radio Live, where they interviews authors. When not working, I enjoy weaving tales of suspense, drama and crime.

I own and operate Editing by Starr, where I do professional editing.

I have a bachelors degree in Literature/Creative Writing. I am a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), and Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles Chapter and nationally. I have won three ‘Best Speaker’ awards as well as ‘Best Evaluator’ at the Voice Ambassadors chapter
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“The Other Side: Trent’s Story”
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Description: Award Winning Short Story
"Deadly Decisions" (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Here is a teaser for "Deadly Decisions", which will be released February 1, 2011. Enjoy! Please send all comments and feedback to sreina@queenwriter.com.
One More Morning (Literature & Fiction)
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I read these books out of order and wished I read this one first, but I still enjoyed it! I like this author's work.
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The Forgotten Girls by Alexa Steele
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Great book

I really liked this book. It's not surprising that people put on facades, but wow. This author showed an even uglier side of the rich. A definite page turner.
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Great book

I loved this book. So many laugh out loud moments. Combine the wit with the suspense and you have a great book. I really like Leah's personality.
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White is the Coldest Colour by John  Nicholl
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Spellbinding

Monsters are real. It's terrible to think about, that someone could be so vile. Although a gruesome storyline, this book was well done.
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Town Secrets by Scott Gelowitz
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Good book

Very creative imagery. It's written to keep pulling the reader forward. I enjoyed this book. It's an entertaining young adult book. I would have given it 4 stars, but the lack of proper usage of beginning and ending dialogue quotes made it h
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The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
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Interesting

This a good switch of the paranormal. What could happen in the future. Although more young adult than new adult, it was still enjoyable.
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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
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“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
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“I hold that a strongly marked personality can influence descendants for generations.”
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message 38: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Starr. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


message 37: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Starr. Love the doggy in your profile photo! :)"


You're welcome! Yes, that's my baby puppy. :)


message 36: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Starr. Love the doggy in your profile photo! :)


message 35: by Marata

Marata Eros Hey Starr! Thanks for your friendship =)


message 34: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Delilah wrote: "Thank you for the friendship, Starr!"

My pleasure, Delilah!


message 33: by Delilah

Delilah Marvelle Thank you for the friendship, Starr!


message 32: by Starr

Starr Gardinier You're welcome. Thanks for accepting!

George Wani wrote: "Hey Starr, thanks for the friendship!"


message 31: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Bill, I've not ingored your post to me. I've been extremely busy. We might be in several groups together. I'm not sure.

When I get time, I'll head over and take a look at the YouTube video.

Thanks, Bill!


Bill wrote: "Star, how many group are we in together. I know you're on my Facebook group, Writer's Readers, and Critiques. I'm looking for reviews for my new novel, Room 1515. If you go to Room1515YouTube, you ..."


message 30: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Rick,

Good to hear from you! I'm curious, who ever won the contest you were running a while back?

I just took a course from a homicide detective. The article will be in an upcoming issue of Suspense Magazine. If you ever do a course, I'd be intersted in covering it!

Rick wrote: "Starr,

Thanks for adding me. I'm living in California now. You were the one that interviewed me for the Nov 2010 edition of Suspense Mag. Great interview. I hope to see you again."



George Wani Hey Starr, thanks for the friendship!


message 28: by Bill

Bill Wetterman Star, how many group are we in together. I know you're on my Facebook group, Writer's Readers, and Critiques. I'm looking for reviews for my new novel, Room 1515. If you go to Room1515YouTube, you can watch a one minutes trailer to see if it interest's you. If it does, I'd trust you to do an honest review.


message 27: by Howard

Howard Loring Star:

My latest Epic Fable, entitled 'Piercing the Elastic Limit' is out, book & ebook.

I know you like who done it type mystery & thrillers & my newest is one in spades.

If you're interested, check out the details at my publisher's website: www.precognitionpress.com

I'm getting great feedback, astoundingly so.

I'd like to know if you agree.

Thanks


message 26: by Rick

Rick Reed Starr,

Thanks for adding me. I'm living in California now. You were the one that interviewed me for the Nov 2010 edition of Suspense Mag. Great interview. I hope to see you again.


message 25: by Kris

Kris Neri Great to connect with you here, Starr! I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

Kris

Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery


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Gary Revel My Memoir - Includes details of my Martin Luther King Jr. assassination investigation -
TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT at SCRIBD - http://www.scribd.com/doc/59318461/To...


message 23: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Thank you, Gary. I wish the same for you.


message 22: by Gary

Gary Revel Best wishes to you Starr and hope for all your dreams come true.


message 21: by Ashley

Ashley Hi Starr,

Thank you for adding me as a friend!


message 20: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
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Best wishes, William


message 19: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Starr. You seem like an interesting person, as well as an accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


message 18: by Dylan

Dylan Hi Starr. Thanks for the friendship. :o)


message 17: by Lisa

Lisa Alexander-Griffin Thanks for the friendship, Starr! :)


message 16: by Starr

Starr Gardinier William,

I will check it out. Good luck to you!


message 15: by William

William O'Brien Hi Starr - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 14: by DeAnna

DeAnna Hi, Starr~
Thank you for the friend-vite :)
~DeAnna Cameron
author of The Belly Dancer
The Belly Dancer by DeAnna Cameron


message 13: by Starr

Starr Gardinier jesse wrote: "Thanks so much for adding me as a friend Starr. jesse"

My pleasure, Jesse. Have a great day!


message 12: by Jesse

Jesse Hanson Thanks so much for adding me as a friend Starr. jesse


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Starr Gardinier Harlequin Books wrote: "Hello Starr, it is a pleasure to meet you."

I echo that sentiment. Thank you for commenting.


Harlequin Books Hello Starr, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 9: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Beth wrote: "Hi Starr,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author and Sister in Crime on Goodreads!"


My pleasure, Beth!


message 8: by Beth

Beth Hi Starr,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author and Sister in Crime on Goodreads!


message 7: by Starr

Starr Gardinier T.K. wrote: "Hi Starr,
I agree with your rating for On Writing. It was good to hear that even the King had the same writing struggles as us lower mortals. :-)

Was just in Maine where he lives. I meant to go..."


Teresa,

Yes, this is fine to talk like this on Goodreads.You can also send me a message. On Writing was a great book. Through the laughter, he made some great points about writing. I would recommend this book. Do you write? If so, what? If not, what genre do you like to read?


message 6: by T.K.

T.K. Thorne Hi Starr,
I agree with your rating for On Writing. It was good to hear that even the King had the same writing struggles as us lower mortals. :-)

Was just in Maine where he lives. I meant to go by his residence where they say he has big iron gate with bats on it! LOL. He has endowed a library there and gave them money to build anew wing. Made me appreciate him more.

Is this the way folks "talk" to each other on Goodreads? I'm having a hard time figuring this all out.
Teresa
www.tkthorne.com


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 4: by Starr

Starr Gardinier Carolyn wrote: "Thank you for your friendship. Happy reading and writing.
Carolyn Haven"


Thank you for your note, Carolyn.


Carolyn Haven Thank you for your friendship. Happy reading and writing.
Carolyn Haven


message 2: by Starr

Starr Gardinier I am being interviewed this Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm PST by Suspense Radio. I will be speaking about my current books and possibly future releases.Everyone is invited to call in and ask questions. You can call into 347-426-3764 and ask me whatever question you'd like. I look forward to seeing you there!


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


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