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He Wrote/She Wrote

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...

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Finally, WORLD ENOUGH in paperback!

Since it's U.S. release in 2017, my World Enough https://amzn.to/2CnZ163has only been available as a fairly pricey hardcover and an e-book (though there are good sales on the e-book occasionally). I am thrilled that finally the trade paperback of my rock 'n' roll noir...

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Boskone bound!

Okay, it's right in Boston, but still... very excited to be participating in my very first Boskone, Feb. 15–17! What is Boskone? Boskone (February 15-17, 2019) in Boston, MA is New England's longest running science fiction and fantasy convention. With over 300...

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A SPELL OF MURDER out today!

Happy book birthday to A Spell of Murder! The first in my new "Witch Cats of Cambridge" cozy series from Polis books is out today. That means if you pre-ordered it (thank you!) it will ship (or appear on your e-reader) today. If you want a signed copy, please contact...

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E-book sale!

Great news for e-readers! I knew that Severn House had partnered with the Open Road ebook initiative but I wasn't sure what that meant till I got the notice that THE NINTH LIFE and INTO THE GREY were on sale for $1.99 each! I don't know how long these sales will last...

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Worlds enough?

I’m going to Boskone! Thanks to the readers who pointed out that my books – the Blackie & Care series, especially – count as speculative fiction, what with the magical cats, dystopian/futuristic worlds, and all, I’ve reached out to the organizers of this science...

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“Delightful,” raves PW about A SPELL OF MURDER

I am over the moon about this Publishers Weekly review for my Dec. 11 cat cozy, A Spell of Murder: "Set in Cambridge, Mass., this delightful series launch from Simon (World Enough) introduces three talking cats—littermates Clara, Harriet, and Laurel—and their...

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Announcing NASTY WOMAN PRESS!

Finally! We can share the news! Nasty Woman Press is being launched with an anthology to benefit Planned Parenthood, and I am so proud to be part of it! I'll tell you more about my story in time, but in the meantime, here's the announcement – and partial list of...

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BOUCHERCON bound!

I'll be on the FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS in CRIME FICTION panel Sunday at 9 a.m. but grab me for a chat anywhere! See you there!  https://www.bouchercon2018.com

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