I am proud to introduce to you, Barbara Watkins, author of Paranormal/Suspense thrillers. As a youngster, she experienced supernatural phenomenon and documented some of her experiences in a journal. As she grew into adulthood, the experiences progressed. As therapy, she began to write short stories dramatizing some of the strange occurrences that she endured – thus her career in writing Paranormal/Thrillers evolved.
She has been interviewed on several BlogTalk Radio shows such as, ‘The Bradshaw Chronicles’ ‘Literary Scribes’ ‘Lawrence J. King’ and ‘The Jeff Miller Show’. She has appeared on local radio and has had book signings at such locations as, ‘The Howard County Library’ in Nashville, Arkansas, ‘Hastings’ in Little Rock, Arkansas,’ ‘The Sikeston Missouri Depot,’ and ‘TBIB’ in Blytheville, Arkansas. In 2010, she spoke to the students in the creative writing class at her local High School and discussed the art of storytelling. She and her books have been featured several times in ‘The Nashville Leader’ and ‘The Sikeston Missouri Democrat’.
Monologue Voice Over Credits: In 2011, Barbara collaborated on a screenplay entitled ‘BlindSide’ with New Zealand Director/Producer, Dimi Nakov (Independent short film) 2011 Pre-production.
Literary Membership Groups: ‘The Thriller Writers Association’ ‘The National Writers Association’ ‘The Heartland Writers Guild,’ and is listed in ‘The Missouri Authors Directory’ (Missouri Center for the Book)
Where to find Barbara Watkins online
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This member has not published any books.
Smashwords book reviews by Barbara Watkins
- A Work in Progress
on Dec. 04, 2011
Hold on to your seat – “A Work in Progress” is an exhilarating ride”
Fast paced, ‘A Work in Progress’ will make you late for supper and keep you up way past your bedtime – you will not want to put it down until the last page is turned. Well developed characters and a plot with many twists and turns make this thriller a winner.
The main character, Jeremy Jackson, is a financial wizard, so to speak. However, where there is money, there are always investors – and not always legitimate. Money laundering, conspiracy theories – who can he trust? His body is aching and his mind is growing wearier by the day. He receives a letter from his darling wife, Cassie, in which she informs him that she and the children have been taken captive. She tells him that the house is bugged and that her involvement was all an act in order to try to save them. Is this a trap - another set-up, or could she be telling the truth? Are there terrorist involved?
Non-stop action, heroic characters, and ultimate suspense make this an electrifying thriller – one ‘Oliver Stone’ would be proud of! If you are a fan of ‘John Grisham’s work, then I think you will enjoy reading ‘A Work in Progress’ by Larry Sheridan – as this author too has a promising skill for writing in the thriller genre!
Reviewed by, Barbara Watkins – freelance book reviewer