What makes any of us victims? What made me?

(This ran in today's Boston Globe, reprinted here in full.) ALEKSANDRA/ADOBE What makes a victim? This might seem like an odd question for a writer of crime fiction, where the emphasis is usually on the crime, if not the criminal. But, recently, as I branched into the...

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Thankful

Maybe you're celebrating with friends or family today or settling down with a beloved pet or a Hallmark movie. Maybe you're out there on the front lines at a shelter or a protest, doing your bit to make this a better world. Wherever you are today, I'd like to reach...

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Thankful Tuesday

I know Thanksgiving is coming up, but I'd love to use this #ThankfulTuesday to send out a whole-HEARTed love song to the amazing #bookstagram community.😍All authors fear being alone - and it is the greatest feeling in the world when, instead, your book gets...

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Five songs Gal Raver wishes she wrote…

"Simon’s tour of the Boston music scene will make readers wish “Hold Me Down” included a link to iTunes." – Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel Clea Simon Blame Oline. She was the first reviewer to suggest that HOLD ME DOWN should have a playlist, and I've...

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#FBF with Caroline Leavitt and Harvard Book Store

Caroline Leavitt is not only an astute critic and a crafter of glorious prose (check out her With or Without You), she's also a dear friend. So when the two of us got talking in this Harvard Book Store online event, the official launch of my new Hold Me Down, we...

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Which crime?

For me, the question has never been why write about crime but, rather, which crime of many to focus on…. You see, there was the serial killer on my high school paper, the mugger in my apartment building, and, well, I explain it all here in CrimeSpree Magazine:...

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Talking about writing… with YOU!

I am thrilled to be speaking to the Tewksbury Library's ongoing interactive Zoom writing group. I'm going to be talk a little about using the arts and music scenes as a setting, but then we'll be open for questions about everything from plotting to pencils. Please...

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A SPELL OF MURDER on sale today!

Did you see? There's a special sale of A SPELL OF MURDER, the first Witch Cat of Cambridge cozy, today only for $1.99! If you haven't tried this cozy mystery series, now's your chance! If you have, gift a copy to a cat or cozy-loving friend! Click here for the special...

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Gumshoe loves “A Cat on the Case”

"The plotting is tight ... The action is nearly constant and the danger is real and you can only hope Becca stays aware and alert to stay safe. It all makes for an exciting adventure with enough danger to keep you reading to find out what will happen next." – Gumshoe...

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Ebooks on sale!

What's your poison, cozy or dark? Cats or rock and roll? For reasons beyond my ken, three of my older books seem to be on sale at Amazon today: A SPELL OF MURDER (the first "Witch Cats of Cambridge" cozy), WORLD ENOUGH (my first Boston rock noir), and CROSS MY PATH...

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