Steven Sheiner

Winner of the annual James Patterson MasterClass writing contest, I grew up working in a bookstore where I fell in love with great stories and incredible writing. I began writing professionally in college for a magazine and worked my way up to Senior Editor. That opened up opportunities to do TV and radio appearances and write for more magazines and websites. I live in South Florida with my wife and two boys, and I'm fully committed to becoming a career novelist.

Since I began pursuing a writing career, I have accumulated more than 30K followers on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and FB). I'm a member of MWA and ITW, and I've been told my books are fast-paced and cinematic. I have two self-published novels that have each sold thousands of copies and have received almost entirely five-star reviews from readers. My second novel, Shot Down, was named a semi-finalist for the GLOBAL THRILLERS Book Awards for High Stakes Suspense, and winner of the PageTurner Book Award for Thrillers. My target audience is fans of James Patterson, John Grisham, Lee Child, Dan Brown, David Baldacci, and readers who enjoy a fast-paced crime/mystery/thriller.

Award Type
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a crime/mystery/thriller about a foul-mouthed female detective who tracks a serial killer as she investigates the death of her father while attempting to navigate both love and betrayal.
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Kayla Henley Sun, 08/01/2021 - 23:38

You've got an interesting start; engaging hook with some comedic narrative as we're introduced to the MC. I would also watch making her too stereotypical, but I would need to read more of the story before determining if that's what's happening. Nice job.

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