Leslie Budewitz takes a turn…

Maybe you know Leslie Budewitz from her tasty spice shop mysteries or the food lovers' village books. These cozies are full of mouth-watering crime and detection, and I'd be thrilled to have Leslie drop by for those alone. But this spring, Leslie is stepping out in a...

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Hear, hear! “A Cat on the Case” audiobook review

What's better than having a story read to you? Especially by a pro like Hilary Huber? Thanks to Audible and other audiobook services, all my witch cats books are available as downloads and CDs. This week, Sandie Herron reviewed the audiobook of A Cat on the Case over...

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Virtual book tour visit from Judy Copek

Hi everyone! It's been a while! But in the interim, I've finished the first draft of a standalone WIP (more about that sometime later) and I've gotten my first vaccine! Yay! But the world moves on, and that includes new books by friends and colleagues. Today, I'm...

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The magic of cats … and a giveaway

I wrote about cat magic for Kings River Life this week – and we included a giveaway! You've got to click through to enter, but here's a teaser: Sometimes, the lack of a reaction tells you more than any startled gasp ever could. That’s what I’m realizing now that...

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“The Inside Job,” a short story

Hi folks! This story was published in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories, an anthology just packed with goodies! I recommend picking up a copy (your local library might have it). But I'm reprinting my own contributions, "The Inside Job," below: The Inside...

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Hardcover A CAT ON THE CASE!

They're here! The hardcover edition of A CAT ON THE CASE just showed up at my house, which means that it should be in stores and online soon. What's a couple of weeks to a cat, anyway? Isn't this the perfect Valentine? And doesn't Thisbe look cozy with it? Sometimes a...

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Announcing HOLD ME DOWN

My next psychological suspense is now available for pre-order! HOLD ME DOWN will be published by Polis Books on Oct. 5. Here's the description: A riveting work of dark suspense from acclaimed author Clea Simon Gal, a middle-aged musician, is back in Boston to play a...

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Welcoming Eileen Watkins – more cat cozies!

Back in the days when we could mingle freely, Eileen Watkins and I often crossed paths. Her cat cozies are great fun and (like mine) draw on real cats for inspiration. So when I heard she had a new book out, CLAW & DISORDER,I knew I wanted to share the news....

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A Sisters in Crime Q&A

Sisters in Crime is a wonderful and welcoming organization for writers of all genders, published or not-yet. Among its many functions, this international organization introduces us to each other. Here's a brief interview I did with my local chapter, Sisters in Crime...

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Thank you, WICKEDS! (And a giveaway)

How lovely to guest blog over at WICKED AUTHORS today. The Wickeds are a wonderful sisterhood of cozy writers, Liz Mugavero (Cate Conte), Sherry Harris, Jessie Crockett, J.A. Hennrikus (Julia Henry/Julianne Holmes), Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), and Barbara Ross, who...

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