FIVE QUESTIONS with Susan Oleksiw

Susan and I have been Sisters in Crime on the New England mystery scene for years, but I first really got to spend time with Susan at Bouchercon 2016, in New Orleans. Maybe it was the heat and the humidity. Maybe it was the panels... maybe it was the beignets....

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“An excellent series… Thank you, Bristol Public Library

The Book Blog of the Bristol (VA) Public Library weighs in on Fear On Four Paws: " It’s an excellent series and comes highly recommended," writes blogger/librarian Jeanne. "This series is often called a cozy, though that’s not the label I would give it.  It’s a bit...

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“Delightful,” raves PW about A SPELL OF MURDER

I am over the moon about this Publishers Weekly review for my Dec. 11 cat cozy, A Spell of Murder: "Set in Cambridge, Mass., this delightful series launch from Simon (World Enough) introduces three talking cats—littermates Clara, Harriet, and Laurel—and their...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Hank Phillippi Ryan

I knew Hank from the news, of course. Everyone in New England does. But I first met her when she came to a reading of my nonfiction book, Fatherless Women. We had a good talk, and I was really touched that she and I shared some of the same issues and concerns. I...

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Announcing NASTY WOMAN PRESS!

Finally! We can share the news! Nasty Woman Press is being launched with an anthology to benefit Planned Parenthood, and I am so proud to be part of it! I'll tell you more about my story in time, but in the meantime, here's the announcement – and partial list of...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Sherry Harris

Sherry Harris is a whirlwind! I'm not sure if I first became aware of Sherry through her work with Sisters in Crime, her smart/funny entries on the Wicked Cozies blog, or her witty cozies. Her smiling face is always worth seeking out at conferences, and I'm thrilled...

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WORLD ENOUGH in the Strand Magazine

How thrilled am I to be on this list, "Five Reinventions of the Boston Crime Novel"? To have my WORLD ENOUGH called "a haunting exploration of the dark side of nostalgia and the differing perceptions of shared experiences." Um, very. (Read the full review – and about...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Karen Olson

I don't even remember how Karen and I met.  I do know we bonded over our shared journalism background and our love of cats. And when Karen was looking for a new home for her Black Hat thrillers, I was happy to recommend Severn House. Now her latest, Vanished, is...

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Reclaiming public space/A Writers’ Salon

Well, this is fun! Today is PARKing day in Cambridge, Mass. That means a day of reclaiming open urban space ... at least until the meter runs out! More than 75 local groups are taking up curbside space and reclaiming 150 parking spaces all over the city today. One of...

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Boucheront redux, pt.2: Thisbe approves!

One of Bouchercon's traditions is its auctions – usually a live one and a silent one, which raise money for a literacy campaign. This year, the beneficiary was Dolly Parton's literacy campaign, the Imagination Library. , which provides books to kids. And so, to...

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