Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Us On TV

We'll be interviewed for a Connecticut TV station soon. Details of air date to follow!

Monday, April 13, 2009


All you mystery fans can still get in on "Mystery 203," a two-day festival on Saturday, April 18, at the Easton Library, followed by a move on Sunday, April 19, to the Westport Library. (In case you're wondering, 203 is the area code.) Just think--48 hours of mingling with fellow enthusiasts plus panel discussions, book signings, writing tips from the pros to those who will be pros; raffle and auction; and a big party--"Cocktails and Crime"--Saturday night. Check it out at

I'll be on two of those panels: Saturday at 11:15, Easton Library, the topic, "Do Crime Writers Have to Be Forensic Specialists?" with me and three tough guys--D.H. Dublin, Chris Grabenstein and Larry Goldstone. (Sparks will fly, I promise.) I'll be zeroing in on my latest mystery, DIRTY WATER: A RED SOX MYSTERY. (My collaborator, Jere Smith, can't come--he'll be at Fenway enjoying and covering Sox games for his blog: A Red Sox Fan from Pinstripe Territory.)

Next day, Sunday at 2, Westport Library, the topic, "We're Not Making This Up" with yours truly, again, along with the equally brilliant and good lookin' Kate Flora and Mathew Phelps. We three write true crime, my contribution, GIRLS OF TENDER AGE: A MEMOIR, which centers on a tragic crime that turned my childhood, my family and my community upside down.

Final note: This is especially wonderful for writers as we get to emerge from our caves and interact with the very people we seek to entertain and maybe enlighten.

And did I say the keynote speaker is LINDA FAIRSTEIN?!?!?! Hope to see you there. Go to and sign up!


Sunday, April 5, 2009


Will be joining my fellow Sisters in Crime for a panel on writing true crime called, "We're Not Making This Up," at the Roslindale Library, Roslindale being either a neighborhood or suburb of Boston--I can't figure out which is which when it comes to Beantown. Hope you'll be there: Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 PM.

Village Books will have all the authors' books available including my memoir: GIRLS OF TENDER AGE. (Support your local bookstore!) In addition, they will also have DIRTY WATER: A RED SOX MYSTERY there--first five purchasers receive a bar of "Big Poppy" soap (Dominican mango with poppy seed exfoliant) compliments of Stella Marie Soap. My Sox collaborator, Jere Smith, will have signed the books earlier; he can't be at the event because he'll be at Fenway enjoying the game and taking notes and pictures for his blog: "A Red Sox Fan from Pinstripe Territory,"

I will join him after the library panel, missing just a couple of innings.

Hope to see you at the library or the game, or both!