Books! Books! Books!

The email from my editor arrived just as I was ironing out the  last little kinks in the climactic scene, so I waited before I opened it. When I did, I was overjoyed – after various back-and-forth revisions and edits, FEAR ON FOUR PAWS has been accepted by Poisoned...

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Revising is like…

Sometimes, I think revising is like grabbing a snake by the head and working your way down to the tail all the while hoping to hold the snake in place. Only, while it is lashing furiously, you're also trying to make changes to the tail because of what you find at the...

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What is the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend?

Imagine 40-plus authors and 100-plus readers/bookgroup members in one room. Now visualize them in hot pink, leopard print, and tiaras – all talking about books, reading, their favorite characters, their latest discoveries, and how those all those stories got writ, and...

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Rock ‘n’ remembrance: The Rockerzine interview

"Before Clea Simon became known as a world-class mystery writer, she was a music journalist in Boston. During the ‘80s she was writing regularly for Boston Rock, the Herald and a few national publications, and has the battle scars—and a closet full of vintage vinyl...

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Where’s my tiara?

It's almost time! I'm packing now for my first ever visit to the Pulpwood Queens Book Club Girlfriend Weekend! That means fun clothes and costumes –  dinner Friday night will be a special hippie-themed event and Saturday is the Great Big Hair Ball – as well as...

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Happy new year!

Happy new books! I hope your holidays brought lots of good reads! (I'm finally getting around to George Saunders' "Lincoln in the Bardo," with an ARC of James Lee Burke's "Robicheau" up next – and all four of Ursula K.LeGuin's sweet and whimsical "Cat Wings" books for...

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The alphabet ends at Y

The wonderful, warm, witty Sue Grafton has passed away. Because she never wanted a ghost writer to continue her works, the alphabet now ends with Y, thanks to her "Y is for Yesterday," out in August. Her daughter Jamie posted the following on Facebook: Hello Dear...

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Presenting CROSS MY PATH

Here it is - the cover of my third Blackie & Care mystery, to be published by Severn House. (Yes, you can pre-order it here.) The reappearance of an old enemy from the past spells trouble for young private investigator, Care, and her feline companion, Blackie. Care’s...

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