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The Pineville Heist By Lee Chambers @pinevilleheist

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It’s my pleasure to be hosting Lee Chambers on my blog today. Thanks, Lee!



Writer, producer and director Lee Chambers has been lecturing and producing award-winning films and education film production workshops for over ten years.

Expanding his creative talents and feeding his love for story-telling, Lee decided to turn his attention to novel writing, his debut novel The Pineville Heist becoming a Number 1 Best Selling Thriller.

Born in Canada, Lee’s roots are in Yorkshire and he moved to England in 1995Lee Chambers where he completed his post-graduate diploma in Film Production at the Leeds Metropolitan University.  He worked professionally in London on film and television productions for the BBC and Miramax before heading to Los Angeles in 2002, continuing his work in the music industry and working on music videos, returning to Canada in 2004 to take up a post as a Professor in the Film Production Program at Confederation College.

In 2005 Lee developed the Make It Short Film Project (MISFP), a project which allows Lee to share his passion for film, while educating communities in the art of film production and allowing them a rare and valuable opportunity to experience life on a ‘real’ film set.

MISFP has attracted Academy Award Winners such as Paul Haggis and Roger Corman, coming on board as Executive Producers; Vincenzo Natali, Genie nominated Director of Splice lent his support as Executive Producer for Lee’s Australian produced 2011 Eyes on the Road.

Lee’s short films have been nominated and won awards around the world, his heart-warming 2009 When Life Gives you Lemons short, starring Basil Hoffman, has been shown in over 60 festivals worldwide.

Lee’s talents as a screenwriter was recently recognized, winning Screenwriter of the Year at the 2012 Ontario Music and Film Awards, for his Australian short, Hugh Jackman Saves the World, currently in post production.  Recognizing Lee’s major contribution to the Arts, Lee was recognized by his peers and nominated for the 2011 Premier’s Award in the field of Creative Arts (Ontario).


About the Book:

The Pineville Heist By Lee ChambersThe Pineville Heist was developed from the award winning screenplay of the same name I co-wrote with Todd Gordon.  Having already attracted a Distribution and LA Sales Agent, The Pineville Heist is currently in the funding stages of being developed into a major feature movie starring Booboo Stewart (Twilight saga fame) in the main lead role, exciting times!

“Aaron whipped through the long grass as fast as his legs would carry him. His eyes were filled with angst and adrenaline. He was still in shock. Not every day you see a dead man. Not every day you see that much money either – he glanced down at the backpack in his arms. Must–keep –running.”

Seventeen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn’t take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.


What others are saying:

  • “Masterfully written and executed.  This is the very definition of thrill, energized with edge-or-your-seat action and suspense” Mihir Shah, US Review of Books
  • “An enthusiastic five stars.  A slick plot at a breakneck pace”  Amy Jones, The Walleye Magazine
  • “Fantastic! I found myself turning pages with intrigue.  This story commands your attention and doesn’t let go”  Stratton Lawrence, Charleston City Paper
  • “Lee Chambers’ debut novel delivers hairpin turns with every page.  I loved it!  It’s impossible to put down”  Dana Micheli, Writers in the Sky
  • “The Pineville Heist is a good actioner for young adults.  Chambers has talent and a fine visual sense”  Hubert O’Hearn, Chronicle Journal


Links to purchase The Pineville Heist:

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The Last Note by Zaida Alfaro @zaidamusic

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Many thanks to Zaida for submitting her novel, The Last Note, to The Novel-List.


The Last Note By Zaida AlfaroTHE LAST NOTE By Zaida Alfaro

About The Last Note:

The Last Note is a novel which not only engulfs the reader in the life of the young, witty, and lovable main character, Vy, but is also meant to provide its fans with the first of a series of novels based entirely on the murder and music genre. This 70,000+ word novel will appeal not only to those readers who love a good murder mystery coupled with humor, but ones who wish to become familiar with the world of a musical talent trying her best to come up through the ranks of performing in bars to superstardom. In this first novel, Vy introduces the reader to her less-than-glamorous life as a struggling singer at the Steel Horse Bar. The Steel Horse Bar is a representation of the typical local bar where everyone knows each other, including their dirty little secrets. The regular patrons and staff bring to life the scene of a murder shrouded in deceit and mayhem.

Vy is a young, up and coming lead singer for one of Miami’s top cover bands. On what was supposed to be a typical gig night (musical terminology duly explained throughout the novel), the bar’s owner, Ricky Callister, is killed in his office at the Steel Horse Bar. As the evening progresses, she is introduced to the sexy Detective Houston, who along with his sidekick, Detective Gunbar, is in charge of the investigation. That does not explain, however, why it is that Detective Gunbar was at the Steel Horse Bar before the murder even transpired. As the novel progresses, Vy and her string of friends, including her sister Alexia, help to solve the mystery and the ensuing murder(s) and at that same time, Vy is trying to unwind what her feelings are for the enticing Detective Houston. Why would a singer want to solve a murder you ask? The answer lies in the mysterious notes which Vy is receiving, from an unknown person who is anything but a fan, informing her that she better be careful or she will be the next corpse to be investigated.


About the Author:

The novel’s main backdrop, the amazing city of Miami, Florida, is beloved and well known to me.  It is rich in Cuban heritage and I tried to bring that out in the novel by way of threading through the quirkiness of characters firmly based in that ethnicity and language.  Miami is also where I received my Bachelor’s in English with an emphasis in Shakespearean literature.  Like the novel’s main character, I am the lead singer to a self-proclaimed leading Miami cover band, PUSH.


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In addition to the above links, you can find Zaida’s band website at


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