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Authors at Shlian Books


Deborah & Joel Shlian

Deborah and Joel Shlian practiced medicine together for years before trying their hand at fiction.

Their first novel, Double Illusion, won rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times and was optioned for a motion picture.

Their second book, Wednesday’s Child, was compared to Mary Higgins Clark.

Their third novel, Rabbit in the Moon is in hardback, on eBooks and Audiobook and has won numerous awards including the Gold Medal for Genre Fiction, Florida Book Award, Silver Medal for Mystery Book of the Year from ForeWord Magazine and First Place, Best Thriller 2009, Royal Palm Literary Award from Florida Writers Association. The Audiobook version won Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival.

Deborah has also co-written the Sammy Greene series with fellow physician Linda Reid. "Dead Air" and "Devil Wind" were the first two publications. Both books  won First Place, Best Thriller  and Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writers Association (2010 Dead Air, 2011 Devil Wind).

Deborah and Joel are medical management consultants. Deborah has authored non-fiction medical works and has written numerous medical and political articles for blogs.

Joel is a gifted travel photographer which is helpful as both he and Deborah are avid world travelers.

Although they lived in Los Angeles for many years, they call Florida home today.

Linda Reid

Linda Reid/Y.S. Pascal is a physician and author of both non-fiction and fiction. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Woman's Day,, and other print and broadcast outlets.

She has been a staff writer and medical reporter on TV and hosted her own talk radio show

Writing under the pseudonym of Y.S. Pascal, she is the author of the Zygan Emprise series (Book 1, Where Angels Fear to Tread/Renegade Paladins was a 2010 Mensa Sharp Writ Book Award winner).

Linda Reid lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three wonderful teenagers. Her only regret is that she has never flown in space.