Cross My Path

A mysterious stranger, a hint of the past, and a search for a missing friend: these are the elements of suspense in Cross My Path, the toughest case yet for Care and Blackie, the feral cat who loves her.  The third Blackie and Care mystery isn't out in the States...

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Introducing Thisbe

January was horrid this year. Much of the East Coast was caught in a polar freeze, with temperatures far below normal. Luckily, an astute animal lover in West Virginia was on the alert. During the icy snap, she rescued one pregnant mama cat and two litters of new...

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It’s kitten season!

This month marks the start of kitten season, when intact cats in the Northern Hemisphere tend to have the first of their year's litters. That also means our shelters and rescue groups go into overdrive. What can you do to help? Spay or neuter your kitty, of course,...

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You might not know this about me…

Celebrating the UK release of Cross My Path, Severn House has spilled some of my secrets on the house blog here. For example, there is that convicted murderer I worked...

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The questions people ask me…

Do you have cats? How do you research your mysteries? Do you have a day job? I got to meet a zillion* librarians and their colleagues last week at the Public Library Association's bi-annual conference last week in Philadelphia, and it was  a blast. My publisher Severn...

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CWA award time!

Just found out that my As Dark As My Fur has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the 2018 CWA communications contest. That means this mystery, the second in my Blackie & Care series, is eligible for a Muse Medallion. (I'm already the proud owner of a few of...

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Catch up with Blackie and Care

In advance of the release of Cross My Path, Severn House is offering a two-for-one omnibus e-book version of the first two Blackie and Care black cat mysteries at a special discounted price. Hurry, though, this special will not...

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Comedians are people – and daughters – too

Imagine my surprise when, while watching Emmy Blotnick's standup on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," I heard one of my own books mentioned – twice! Blotnick, who is also the head writer on "The President Show," was riffing on her sad life and she mentioned her...

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Winthrop library event POSTPONED

Due to the storm. Stay safe, everyone! I'll post when it has been rescheduled. EDIT: We have a date! I'll be speaking about writing and about my books at this great public library on Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. Free!

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