Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Independent Voice Celebrates Joyce T. Strand

Tell us about you.
Served as head of corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in Silicon Valley for more than 25 years.

Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author:
1. Love cats, and have always had at least one. 
2. Collect cows -- given how ugly they are, I am impressed with their PR agents who manage to make them adorable.
3. Really enjoy theater productions, particularly Broadway musicals.  Les Mis is my favorite and Wicked is a close second.
4. Red wine is best, and Cabernet is the best red wine 
5. Humor is essential 

Favorite Authors
James Clavell, most favorite; Mystery novelists:  Stieg Larsson, Michael Connelly, John Grisham

Where to connect online
Twitter : @joycetstrand 

Tell us about your book
Name : On Message
Genre : Mystery 
Length : 300 page paperback (90,000 words) 
Formats Available : E-book (Kindle, Nook, etc.); Paper back 
Murder intrudes on Jillian Hillcrest's routine as head communications executive at a small Silicon Valley biotechnology company. She is eagerly staying "on message" to inform investors, the media, and the community about her company, Harmonia Therapeutics, and its latest drug in Phase 2 clinical trials for the difficult-todiagnose and treat autoimmune disease, lupus.  When someone near to her is murdered, a determined San Francisco police inspector involves her in the investigation, convinced she is key to solving the crime.  She co-operates fully only to find out that solving a murder is more hazardous than writing press releases.

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