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J.A. Schneider

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Wheaton College, Norton MA (French Lit Major, unofficial minor in Spanish to annoy the French Dept & squeezed in Russian)
Exchange student in Soviet Union (where I got arrested for spreading anti-Soviet propaganda - ha! Caught with friends laughing at their pea-green-colored water; that was the offense; four of us arrested.) Weeks later landed in a Soviet hospital because I fell down a ravine during a hike in the Caucasus Mts near Sochi. It wasn't bad. Docs in Sochi were nice...)

Former writer at Newsweek Magazine. Author of Detective Kerri Blasco Police/Psychological Thrillers FEAR DREAMS: a sensitive woman fears insanity; HER LAST BREATH: A woman wakes to horror next to a murdered man and can't remember the night before; WATCHIN

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Hi! I've just released another medical thriller, EMBRYO 2: CROSSHAIRS (A sweet-faced, unborn baby is in danger) http://tinyurl.com/c7al8zb

It's the sequel to EMBRYO (Terror in the Obstetrics Dept of a major hospital. An intern determines to investigate) http://tinyurl.com/7vjyqao

These are pretty intense thrillers. Guaranteed to make you think about them long after you've finished...

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A perfect marriage deteriorates as a woman starts to fear that her husband is a killer.

Annie Lamb seems to have it all - a career as an art history professor, married to a dashing psychiatrist, and mom and stepmom to..." Read more of this review »
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The Shoeless Child opens with a traumatic scene. Five year old Charlie Sparkes is running for his life. He had just witnessed a man wearing a ski mask, gun down his mum and her best friend. The m..." Read more of this review »
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"First it was two young teens who’d been chained to a radiator, the boy dead, the girl barely alive. Then a middle-aged couple were found burnt to death in a wrecked car. The chills were running up and down Detective Inspector Kim Stone’s spine as..." Read more of this review »
" Oh my, looks like the system corrected itself (& my mistake). Whew. "
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Wow. So very different, original, stunning in its conception. Some reviewers will call it dystopian; at times Stepford Wives kept coming to me. The main character, Abbie, is a robot woman created by her tech genius husband, Tim, as an experiment to r ...more
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This is a very good suspense story. Kate Waters, an ambitious newspaper reporter, goes to Thailand to cover a story about two missing girls. The case compels her, not just because she feels a strong connection to the girls’ frantic parents, but becau ...more
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“The cast was off, wasn’t it? The doctor said walk, gentle exercise. Rehab said ditto. Ten days ago she’d graduated from the track thing with the rails, walked all the way to the cake Reenie and Carol got for her to celebrate. Started to cry when they hugged her.”
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J.A. Schneider Serena wrote: "Great to connect with you on GR! Have a good one!"

Hi Serena - ditto, ditto!! I just went to your Facebook page to like it. It's beautiful!! :)

Serena Great to connect with you on GR! Have a good one!

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J.A. Schneider Dillon wrote: "J.A., thanx for accepting my friend request :)"

Hi Dillon, I'm happy to be your friend! I see you love suspense and thrillers too!! :-)

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J.A. Schneider Carolyn wrote: "Hi J.A, thanks for the friend request. Your new book FEAR DREAMS sounds great!"

Hi Carolyn, thank you, I'm excited! Are you on Facebook? Here's me, come say hi! :-)) https://www.facebook.com/joyce.schnei...

Carolyn Hi J.A, thanks for the friend request. Your new book FEAR DREAMS sounds great!

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Dale Thele J.A., thanx for accepting my friend request :)

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