“Write your own damn book” – Bill Corbett

In truth, I think Bill was a little frustrated with me. He was a poet, after all. A lion of the avant garde and a champion of art for art’s sake. I was the new wife of his old friend and colleague, a fledgling writer upset with the negative feedback I’d...

FIVE QUESTIONS with thriller author Gabriel Valjan

I first met crime fiction author Gabriel Valjan at the great New England Mobile Book Fair, where he started to talk to me about books and cats. Needless to say, we got on like a house on fire, and I was not surprised to learn that his international thrillers are fun,...

Deadly Ink, here I come!

Do you know about Deadly Ink? This “biggest little” mystery/crime fiction con takes place every year in Iselin, NJ, not far outside NYC. This year, after several years of trying, I am finally making it – and tomorrow I’ll be on two (!!) panels, one...

Happy International Cat Day!

Do you purr at your cat? I talk to Thisbe, of course, much as I spoke to Musetta and Cyrus before her. I’d never thought of purring at my little tortie, though, until a journalist for Inverse contacted me for this article. Now, of course, I want to try it. Only...

FIVE QUESTIONS with muso Brett Milano

Author Brett Milano and I go back years – from when he was making his living (and his name)  as a music critic for such publications as the Boston Globe and Boston Herald and we’d meet up in long-gone clubs like the Rat or TT’s. He’s since gone on to...