Who recommended you to Book Town? What do you hope to get out of Book Town?
Susan Whitfield, fellow L&L Dreamspell author, recommended BookTown to the L&L Dreamspell group. I hope to find an audience for my existing and new books, and to learn what others are reading, especially in the area of thrillers and suspense.
What is your trade? Author? Publicist? Book Blogger?
What genre of books have you written?
Title of your novels
1) 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy 2) Due out in March 2013, Strike Price 3) three published short stories
Do you have a website?
Do you have another web site? Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter?
Short Description of Your Novel
13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy is the story of a plot to sabotage oil refineries and the woman who must discover and stop it. Strike Price: When several people involved in bidding for an oil refinery are murdered, the situation becomes far more than a billion-dollar business deal. Lynn Dayton and Cherokee tribal executive Jesse Drum must learn to trust each other so they can find and stop the killers. Can sobering up really be fatal? How have so many of the deaths been made to appear accidental? Who’s creating weapons with modern poisons and ancient Cherokee arts?
Please give a short Author's Bio (please limit to 250 words)
L. A. Starks' first thriller, 13 DAYS: THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY, has been favorably compared by reviewers and readers to books by Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, and John Grisham. Starks was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in northern Oklahoma, and now lives in Texas. She earned a chemical engineering bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from New Orleans'Tulane University. This was followed by a finance MBA from the University of Chicago in five quarters rather than the usual six, though she did make time to play for a celebrated women's intramural basketball team, the Efficient Mockettes. Today she is a recreational middle-distance runner and has completed seven half-marathons. Working more than a decade for well-known oil companies in engineering, marketing, and finance from refineries to corporate offices prepared her to write global energy thrillers STRIKE PRICE and 13 DAYS: THE PYTHAGORAS CONSPIRACY. Starks' short stories have been selected and published by Amazon Shorts and in L&L Dreamspell's DREAMSPELL NIGHTMARES anthology. Her nonfiction articles have been published by Mystery Readers Journal, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The San Antonio Express-News, Sleuth Sayer (MWA-SW newsletter), Natural Gas, Oil and Gas Journal, and investing website Seeking Alpha. She is co-holder of a US patent and consults on energy investments. Starks serves as treasurer on the board of directors of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, a fund-raising and advocacy group that supports her city's 27-branch library.
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