Born in England, Jeannie Neill arrived in California in 1976, escaping the civil war in Lebanon, where she had taught English as a Foreign Language. After marrying an Australian, and splitting her time between the US and Oz, she and her husband moved to Las Vegas three years ago.
With a background in theatre and packaging feature films, Jeannie began writing spec scripts. One has been re-envisioned as her indie-published first novel, Disintegration. A second, Chameleon, was released in December, and Unravelling will be available by Easter.
Writing as J D Neill. Jeannie recently attended a forum presented by Coffee Club members and is excited to find and join a network of local writers.
Read Jeannie's Books
A compelling tale of neglect, betrayal, new love, and ancient hatreds offering a unique perspective of the disintegration of Lebanon, and one young couple's struggle to survive in war-torn Beirut during the birth of the civil war.
When the wealthy Dawson family disappears, abandoning their vast country estate, it goes unremarked. Except for Camellia, the sole heir, they were always reclusive. Untended for twenty-five years, the parklands become a public thoroughfare, and their fate remains a mystery until a skeleton is found on the long-abandoned, dilapidated property. Soon three more bodies are unearthed. But none are the long-missing girl. Where is Camellia? What happened to her, and why? And whose are the four bodies?
Unraveling; A Baker's Dozen
Frustrated, confused, and ignored, she hears everything, but cannot get up, and when she yells - there is no sound. Fear grips her. Is she a prisoner? Is she dead?
Then she hears a whisper, a single word - COMA. Identifying her as Uber-wealthy Maggie Baker, detectives believe it was not an an accident. Their suspects total a Baker’s Dozen, including nine ex-husbands. From her start in Australia, to Tahiti, Hong Kong, Hawaii and finally California, a picture of Maggie’s life evolves. An emotional journey to find who will inherit, who she has hurt, and who might wish to harm her.
Loop Hole (The Orphan Killers)
When a series of terminally ill men, are murdered, beautiful young orphans are convicted, and incarcerated. But what makes these girls into murderers? And why kill, if the men were about to die? Insurance Investigator Matt Bennett, and his FBI buddy suspect Murder for Profit, and vow to help free the girls they believe are innocent. As the body count increases, in mounting frustration, the two men unravel the mystery—a devious loophole focused only on profit. Will they stop the schemers and can they help free the imprisoned girls?