What is the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend?

Imagine 40-plus authors and 100-plus readers/bookgroup members in one room. Now visualize them in hot pink, leopard print, and tiaras – all talking about books, reading, their favorite characters, their latest discoveries, and how those all those stories got writ, and...

Rock ‘n’ remembrance: The Rockerzine interview

“Before Clea Simon became known as a world-class mystery writer, she was a music journalist in Boston. During the ‘80s she was writing regularly for Boston Rock, the Herald and a few national publications, and has the battle scars—and a closet full of vintage...

“Shimmers with brilliance…” Thank you, Richmond Times-Dispatch!

“[A]n intricate and smart plot, authentic dialogue and a heartfelt rendering of remembrance and regret, and Simon’s dark story shimmers with brilliance  — and stands as her finest.” – Richmond Times-Dispatch on World Enough here’s the full writeup in...

Where’s my tiara?

It’s almost time! I’m packing now for my first ever visit to the Pulpwood Queens Book Club Girlfriend Weekend! That means fun clothes and costumes –  dinner Friday night will be a special hippie-themed event and Saturday is the Great Big Hair Ball – as...

Happy new year!

Happy new books! I hope your holidays brought lots of good reads! (I’m finally getting around to George Saunders’ “Lincoln in the Bardo,” with an ARC of James Lee Burke’s “Robicheau” up next – and all four of Ursula...