Meet Local Authors, SANDIE WILL & LEANNA FLOYD, two multi-award winning Suspense, Psychological Thriller & Horror authors at one great event!! Get your signed copies at:
The Paperback Exchange Bookstore
6412 Ridge Rd Port Richey 34668
SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2020
10AM – 12PM
AUTHOR SANDIE WILL:
“The Caging At Deadwater Manor” (2017)
On a cold, January evening, fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that her beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew. Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father’s clutches, but he has different plans. He imprisons her at Deadwater Manor, a psychiatric hospital with an unscrupulous past. Between endless psychiatric treatments and a hospital staff up to no good, Jeannie faces insurmountable odds as each day ticks away. Will she be locked away forever? Or can she fight against the nightmare that has now become her world?
The inspiration for the story came from Sandie’s beloved father who worked in various psychiatric hospitals during short periods of his career. In the attic of one such hospital, he made a disturbing discovery – one that bothered Sandie so much, she had to create a story around it. Though fiction, many parts of the book intertwine the patient routines, treatments and outbursts that she learned from her father and other research in a way that makes the story vivid through Jeannie’s perspective
In the murky swamps of central Florida, a boy vanished on the way home one night.
No one heard his screams.
No one saw him struggle.
And the police have no answers.
Can one man’s visions reveal the truth?
From international award-winning author, Sandie Will, comes a psychological thriller that dives into the depths of a man’s struggle with the events of the present that are conjuring up the pain from his past.
At age fifteen, Adrian Webster lost his younger brother in a tragic accident. He tried to mourn. He tried to move on. But all he could do was bury the pain.
Ten years later, his best friend’s son, Wyatt, vanishes while riding his bike through Green Swamp in Central Florida. Adrian’s friend has already lost his wife, and he doesn’t want him to suffer the pain of losing a child, making Adrian obsess over finding Wyatt. So obsessed that he’s plagued by visions. Ones that creep into the corners of his eyes. Ones that reveal the truth. And ones that force Adrian to choose between his friendship and unleashing the memories of the past before Wyatt is gone forever and Adrian loses the one thing he loves most in life—his new family.
Readers are already saying: “A riveting page-turner!” “I couldn’t stop reading!” “This book kept me on the edge of my seat!”
AUTHOR LEANNA FLOYD:
“Over The Borderline”
Brooke Douger has a knack for helping others with their broken lives, which explains her interest in criminal psychology and profiling. She convinces her childhood friend, Jacob, to move to Tampa after his latest fiasco, where he finds a job at a legal firm, which is defending Zach Barton, a rich, young entrepreneur who is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend. When Brooke has to provide expert testimony in Barton’s trial, Jacob and Brooke end up on opposite sides of the courtroom. As Brooke prepares to testify, she discovers a pattern of violent, impulsive behavior in Barton’s past, eerily similar to those of the Surfside Killer, the case she has been asked to help profile for the FBI. Brooke is swirling in dangerous waters with the killer lurking on the fringe of her life. Who will be his next victim? Will Brooke’s knack for profiling be enough to keep her safe?
LEANNA FLOYD IS CURRENTLY WRITING THE SEQUEL TO OVER THE BORDERLINE!
Over the Borderline was loosely inspired by significant and tragic events in the author’s life that had a huge impact on her. There are two main events that forever changed her life and her view of the human mind. The first event was the heinous murder of her cousin. Sitting through the trial was one of the hardest things she has experienced. She can remember vividly all of the details and photographs shown. Once the trial started and the gory details were revealed, Leanna recalls her aunt and grandmother softly sobbing, and the judge asking them to leave the courtroom so that their crying would not have an impact on the jurors. She remembers the huge lump in her throat as she tried to remain strong for them, forcing her own tears and quivering lips to be still. She had a job to do at the trial, to support her family. When the trial was over, she found her voice in writing.
The second life changing event was when Leanna worked at a local Florida prison. It was in this prison setting that she would encounter her first stalker, be trapped in a room alone and encircled by a large group of male inmates, and have an inmate, who was pending an early release, threaten to kill her. Since this was her job and required training for her doctoral degree, quitting was not an option. Driving to the prison each day knowing that she had a death threat over her head was torture. It was in this setting that the idea of understanding the mind of a killer really started to become a central focus of her study. Like the trial, she had to hold in her emotions in an attempt to be professional and to project an image of confidence and strength. Writing gave her a voice that had once been silenced. Writing allowed her to have control and, in some way, make sense of the pain and terrifying events that she had to endure. These experiences, the murder of her cousin and working in a prison, influenced her first novel Over the Borderline.
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