Five Questions with Linda L. Richards

Linda L. Richards is one of my inspirations. I forget if I first discovered her work through January magazine or through an online community, but in retrospect, it hardly matters. Back then, I was trying to branch out from straightforward cozies/amateur sleuth,...

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Come make a mystery with us!

Ever want to kill someone? Know where you'd hide the weapon? Come down to the Burlington Public Library tonight and make a mystery with me, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Gary Braver and Toni L.P. Kelner (aka Leigh Perry). We'll be asking you – the audience – to give us your...

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Five Questions with Beth Kanell

I first came to know Beth through her reviews. Well considered, well written reviews are rare, so when I read a review of one of my own mysteries at Kingdom Books, the blog Beth keeps for her northeastern Vermont bookstore, I was overjoyed. Now I have the site...

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“A Spell of Murder” is a winner!

Pleased as punch to announce that A Spell of Murder, the first in my new Witch Cats of Cambridge series, has been named a Certificate of Excellence winner by the Cat Writers Association. That's an honor in itself, but it also means this mystery is a finalist for the...

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Revisiting Henry in the Hub

With my Boston rock noir World Enough coming out in paperback next month, I thought I'd re-post this interview Henry Santoro – aka "Henry in the Hub" – did with me. Henry was on indie rock station WFNX back in the day, so he remembers too... (Listen or read a...

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Five Questions with Mollie Hunt

Mollie Hunt and I are cat writers. No, we don't have whiskers or fur, but we are members of an international (yes!) organization, the Cat Writers Association, which includes science writers who cover the latest veterinary and genomic news and fiction writers, like...

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Hard at work…

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I've sent off AN INCANTATION OF CATS (Witch Cats of Cambridge #2) and am taking some time to revisit another manuscript. It's been a few months since I re-read this, so of course I'm finding all sorts of bloopers, repeats, and...

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Five questions with Laurel Davis Huber

I had to go to Nacogdoches, Texas, to meet Laurel Davis Huber, but I'm so glad I did! The occasion was the wild and wonderful Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend, one of the warmest and, well, weirdest book events I've ever attended and one that brings readers and...

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Witch cats #2

Witch Cats #2, tentatively titled An Incantation of Cats, has been sent off to my editor. Phew! In it, Becca becomes a bit more adventurous in her new role of witch detective – and her three cats (led by Clara, of course) will have to learn to work together if they're...

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Five questions with Kate Flora

You know how it is when you walk into a room for the first time? When you're not sure if you belong or who will talk with you? But then one person comes up to you and says, "Welcome! Come on and meet everyone. Let's share some stories..." Well, Kate Flora is that...

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