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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#NoContact Book Tour with Toni L.P. Kelner

I am so proud to have Toni Kelner here today celebrating her contribution to the incredible Shattering Glass anthology, (available here from your local indie) the first Nasty Woman Press book and a fantastic collection of stories, essays, interviews, and more. The...

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“Shattering Glass” book giveaway!

SO proud to be part of this! Read through for giveaway details SHATTERING GLASS is the first, extraordinary release in a planned series of anthologies from Nasty Woman Press. Nasty Woman is a unique non-profit publisher fighting to help organizations imperiled by...

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#NoContact Book Tour with Lisa Braxton

Welcome to the #NoContact Book Tour! Today I'm thrilled to host Lisa Braxton. This Emmy-nominated TV writer's first novel, The Talking Drum deals with issues of race and discrimination in a fictional Massachusetts, all in the context of a great read. Thanks to...

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Black Lives Matter

This should be obvious, right? And yet our fellow citizens – people of color – continue to be killed by those who are supposed to uphold the law. It has to stop. We have to be better than this, or there is no hope for any of us. Black lives matter. I've marched here...

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“A Burning” by Megha Majumdar

Honored to review this timely debut novel in last Sunday's Boston Globe. No, I didn't think it was flawless, but it is thrilling – and an important read. For that reason, I'm posting it here: Furies and fates A propulsive debut ponders life on the margins By Clea...

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