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Sep.20.2012
Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian
Because one of the premises in my novel  "Rabbit in the Moon" is that a Chinese scientist in 1989 has actually found the secret of longevity, I am always interested in the results of current scientific research on the subject. Since the 1980's, people like the late Dr. Roy Walford  at...
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Jan.12.2011
In Inglewood, California last year, thousands of Americans lined up in the middle of the night, quietly standing until morning when the gates of the Forum sports arena would open and their numbers called. Not an unusual scene had this been a queue to purchase tickets for a basketball game or a rock...
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Jan.06.2011
Two of my out-of-print novels, Wednesday's Child and Double Illusion, are now available as eBooks for only $3.99 on Backlist eBooks. Both are medical mystery/thrillers that will keep you awake at night.
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Dec.31.2010
Just in time for the New Year, Kindle Nation is featuring an excerpt from Dead Air, the first in the Sammy Greene series. Sammy is a young radio talk show host and amateur sleuth. Dead Air was recently  named best thriller 2010 by the Florida Writers Association (Royal Palm Literary Award). Dead...
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Dec.17.2010
Dead Air authors, Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid were featured on the popular virtual TV show, The Chick Lit Show from Australia. Sylvia Massara is the producer and host of the show. Dead Air is the first in the Sammy Greene series. Devil Wind, the second in the series, will be released in April. Go...
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Oct.20.2010
Dead Air deals with an unethical medical experiment conducted on a college campus. When the usual government and university research grants begin to dry up (as they did in the 1990’s), the fictional character, Dr. Marcus Palmer, accepts funding from a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Unfortunately...
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Oct.08.2010
Liu wins Nobel Peace Prize
In December, 2009, we blogged about 54 year old Liu Xiaobo and his harsh 11 year prison sentence for subversion. Yesterday, the passionate, chain-smoking Chinese dissident was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for helping to spearhead a campaign for more freedom in China. Liu is currently...
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May.05.2010
2010 Sharp Wit Book Awards
Dead Air by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid has been named a semi-finalist for  The Sharp-Writ Book Awards offered by the Smart Book Lovers, a Mensa special-interest group, which believes in all forms of unique self-expression but particularly in those of a literary persuasion. Winners will be...
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Mar.28.2010
Dead Air by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid
Listen to Sylvia Dickey Smith interview Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid  authors of the new medical mystery thriller, Dead Air, talk about their book. Barbara Whitesides, well known California-based radio talk show host and pioneer in the business called in during the interview (aboit 10 minute mark...
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Feb.14.2010
After many e-mails to Amazon, the incorrect price for the Kindle version of Dead Air  was lowered to $7.99. For those Kindle readers who had concerns about the higher price, this correction will hopefully lure them back to this first novel in the new Sammy Greene series. Check out Sammy's website...
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Dec.27.2009
Liu (Kim Cheung, AP File Photo)
On December 10, 2008, International Human Rights Day, a petition called Charter ‘08 appeared on the Internet. More than 10,000 dissidents signed the document  before it was removed from the web by the Chinese government. The petition was drafted by 53 year old Liu Xiaobo a former literature...
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Oct.22.2009
Dead Air
Sammy Greene, star of Dead Air by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid has decided to start her own blog. Here's her first entry. Check out the Sammy Greene website for more info on Sammy - the 5 foot tall, feisty red head with her own radio talk show.
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Oct.22.2009
Dead Air by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid
Dead Air by Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid won the 2009 National Best Books Award by USA Books News. Named "hottest new thriller".
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Oct.12.2009
Miami Book Fair 2009
Joel and I have been invited to speak at the Miami Book Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 5PM. The panel will consist of other Gold Medal Winners of the Florida Book Award. Rabbit in the Moon won the Gold for Genre Fiction. Hope to see you all there. It may even be on Book TV!
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Oct.12.2009
Miami Book Fair 2009
Joel and I have been invited to speak at the Miami Book Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 5PM. The panel will consist of other Gold Medal Winners of the Florida Book Award. Rabbit in the Moon won the Gold for Genre Fiction. Hope to see you all there. It may even be on Book TV!
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