SHATTERING GLASS Sunday!

Please join us on Sunday for an all-star literary event! Free, of course. Find out more below (or here) or click through to join us here. Details: Meet some of the legendary, bestselling and critically acclaimed authors who donated time and work to Shattering...

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Cover reveal: A CAT ON THE CASE

Presenting A CAT ON THE CASE, the third Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, to be published in January 2021 by Polis Books. Doesn't she look intent on solving this one? When a panicked stranger shows up at Charm and Cherish, Becca Colwin feels compelled to help. But when...

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A last beach read: Ursula Hegi’s “Patron Saint…”

My review of Ursula Hegi's wonderful latest novel ran in the Boston Globe: BOOK REVIEW A story of motherhood, madness, and love in ‘The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls’ By Clea Simon Globe Correspondent, August 13, 2020 Seaside light can make reality less harsh. Hazy...

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#NoContact Book Tour with Leslie Budewitz

What a joy to see Leslie Budewitz again, even if the meet-up is virtual. In addition to being a former president of Sisters in Crime, Leslie is the first author to have won Agatha Awards for both fiction (Death al Dente) and nonfiction (Books, Crooks...

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Fiction in the Pandemic

How do we create worlds when the real one is falling apart? I tackle that dilemma in today's Boston Globe Arts have long served as humanity’s means of processing reality. But as we reel from continued global crises, what stories are going to emerge from these odd and...

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EC Ambrose joins the #NoContact Book Tour

This week I’m welcoming fantasy mistress Elaine Isaak (aka E.C. Ambrose) to the #NoContact Book Tour! While we all stay inside and stay safe, books have become even more important – and books that include a touch of magic in their adventures are even more welcome. So...

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David Mitchell’s “Utopia Ave” is a bit rocky

A review of Mitchell's latest for the Arts Fuse. Book Review: “Utopia Avenue” — A Broken Record? JULY 17, 2020 LEAVE A COMMENT By Clea Simon These days, I worry that David Mitchell is losing touch with reality. Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell. Random House,...

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And that other book?

Some of you noticed that second book in the announcement... Hold Me Down. Yes, I've written another music-world mystery, or as my publisher calls it, "a standalone novel of suspense." It's dark, it's intense, and, no, there are no cats in it. Still, I'm very proud of...

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More witch cats to come!

It's official! A Cat on the Case, the third Witch Cats of Cambridge cozy mystery, will be published by Polis Books on Jan. 16, 2021, and can be pre-ordered now. When a panicked stranger shows up at Charm and Cherish, Becca Colwin feels compelled to help. But when that...

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#NoContact Book Tour with Eileen Watkins

Today I’m welcoming Eileen Watkins to the #NoContact Book Tour! I know Eileen through her cat mysteries, but now she’s back with a heartwarming rescue book that centers on a horse. Well, a horse and two women who rescue each other. The new novel is Reboot...

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