I contributed an op-ed to today’s Boston Globe about writing gender and the controversy surrounding the new crime fiction imprint, Scarlet:

“Most mystery authors have never killed anyone, nor personally solved any crimes. That doesn’t mean we can’t imagine it. In crime fiction, “write what you know” is not always the best advice. However, a controversy over a new crime fiction imprint has blown up into an uproar over who can — or should — write what, specifically in terms of gender… (read the whole piece here.)”