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Where does your truth lie? In the hands of a stranger, or in the hearts of your loved ones? This is what Amanda must find out in The Truth Lies in the Dark.

Background Information

Hello to all,

If you are reading this, I thank you for your interest.  I live in Northern Connecticut with my husband and four children.  In addition to being a new author I am also a substitute teacher for grades K - 6. 

I have always enjoyed reading and writing.  I credit my mother for keeping shelves full of books in our home for that.  Because it is true what author Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka: Dr. Seuss) said, if you keep piles of books around a bored child will eventually pick one up.  Don't quote me on the actually wording of that.  It was the message that stuck with me, and I try to keep piles of  books around my children. 

Some of the authors I have enjoyed besides Dr. Suess are: Judy Blume, Harper Lee, Shel Silverstein, Robert Frost, Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steele, Mary Higgins Clark, Nora Roberts, Ernest Hemingway...

There are many more, too many to list right now. Right now my favorite author is Ernest Hemingway.  Reading his biographies, short stories and novels help me find my own voice in my writing.  I don't even have to be interested in the topic he writes about, but he still keeps my attention to the end.

What I have recently read:

Toward the Horizon by Jeanne Lahn: It was a great historical story about the long and deadly journey taken by Scottish familes to reach Nova Scottia.  It was beautifully written and I learned so much about what it must have been like for many immigrants seeking a better life.

The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway: A sad story about an old fisherman who sets out to prove that his luck and fishing abilities are not gone. 

I have been reading some books from other new authors too.

It Happens in Threes by Denise Robbins: A romantic suspense about a woman who comes across some bad luck with work and her personal life. She goes away to regroup and ends up reconnecting with an old friend. His top secret job as a government agent always came first for him and kept them from becoming more than friends. Meeting him again could be the best thing that ever happened to her or the third occurance in her bad luck trio.

Killer Bunny Hill by Denise Robbins: This is the sequel to It Happens in Threes and just as electric. The story follows a new couple into relationship drama and danger.

Beachcombing by Maggie Dana: This was a great story for middle aged woman trying to cope with divorce, raising children, and working. It's a new look at what happens when the 'what ifs' of life are revisited. The main character, Jillian learns a hard lesson; sometimes the fantasies of the past are not so sweet.


Birth Place
Hartford, CT United Stated

I am proud of the reviews The Truth Lies in the Dark has received. So far it has received top ratings from the following:

Bookloons: Reviewer Pat Elliott said: "The truth truly lies in the dark in Callender's well-written page-turner, guaranteed to keep the reader on the edge of the seat and guessing to the last page. Well done, Ms Callender, more books please."

Radio Personality, Joan Dillon (lite 100.5) said: "I thought it was a great read, really kept me turning the pages, well written, good character development and nice twist at the end. I would recommend the book especially for a weekend out of town/vacation or beach read."

Hartford Magazine reviewer Marion Dooling said: "Readers are quickly pulled into the tale, which moves at a good pace."

More reviews to come...
For the full reviews mentioned above and more go to my author website

Additional Information

Wine Mystery Event! Come solve an exciting Whodunnit and meet the authors of new mystery and romance books, including me. Where: Zorvino Vineyards 226 Main Street Sandown, NH. 03873 When: Friday November 13, 2009 6:00 - 10:00PM *For more information on the event: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Somerville News Writers Festival I will be signing my book at the 6th annual writers fair, which is located outside of Boston. Addition copies will be available for purchase. Where: The Center for Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Avenue Somerville, MA When: Saturday November 14, 2009 11:00 Am - 4:00 pm * More information on festival:

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