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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Bristol Library raves about A CAT ON THE CASE

"Put a little magic back int o your life with the Witch Cats of Cambridge," says the Bookblog of the Bristol Library. What a wonderful sentiment – I am overjoyed! Read the review here or below. Friday, January 15, 2021 A Cat on the Case by Clea Simon Reviewed by...

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Kingdom Books loves A CAT ON THE CASE

"Boston-area author Clea Simon has always excelled at world building..." so begins this wonderful review of A CAT ON THE CASE in Kingdom Books. "...Yes, this is a feline-filled cozy, but it's also an intricate work of speculative fiction. Shelve with Boston mysteries,...

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Happy book birthday to “A CAT ON THE CASE”!

Today's the day! A Cat on the Case, the third "Witch Cats of Cambridge" cozy, is out today*! It's been such a weird and trying time, and I know I'm not the only writer who had trouble concentrating over the last ten months. But the days are getting longer, the sun is...

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“Another winner for cat cozy fans”

Wow, thank you! WIth all my attention focused on the inauguration, I almost missed this rave review for A Cat On the Case from Mollie Hunt, over at Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries. I'm thrilled to post it now! Review: A CAT ON THE CASE, A Witch Cats of Cambridge...

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A day with Becca Colwin

Thanks to award-winning book blog Dru's Book Musings, today I got to showcase the human heroine of A Cat on the Case. What fun! Becca Colwin by Clea Simon Jan 22, 2021 | A Day In My Life A friend is supposed to have your back, right? I wish I didn’t have to...

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Thanks, Obama!

Oh, how I wish #44 had still been our president the last four years. Not the least because then he probably wouldn't have had time to write A Promised Land, his current bestseller (and tops on my TBR list). I have nothing against Obama's huge post-presidential success...

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Gabriel Valjan: The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

Thrilled to host Gabriel Valjan here today. Gabriel's a fellow Bostonian and a music fan, and his novels of suspense are chock full of the kind of sensual detail that make them perfect for a winter escape. His latest, Symphony Road revisits a Boston I remember,...

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“Incantation” a Top Five cat book!

The Conscious Cat blog covers all things cat – from health and behavior to feline fiction. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to have two books in blogger Ingrid King's 2020 top five (one – Fear on Four Paws – is from a previous year, but no complaints!). Her list...

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