Clea Simon's Blog – May 2008 Archive (6)

Forgotten Books Friday



Have you heard about Patti Abbott's Friday Forgotten Books project? Death Was the Other Woman author Linda L.… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on May 30, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Blast from the past

If our lives are our stories, do we write the narrative?



I've been thinking about this as I prepare for – and dread – a big college reunion. What was I thinking I would do, back then? Who would I be? I know I wanted to write. But I didn't think, back in the day, that there was a job I could try for that would really let me do that. I could be a journalist, which wasn't exactly what I wanted. Or I could work in publishing, although a summer internship with a very sweet university… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on May 21, 2008 at 5:31am — No Comments

"Cries and Whiskers" is nominated!

Wow! Got home from the party at Kate's to find out Cries and Whiskers has been nominated for the David G. Sasher, Sr., award for best mystery of 2007. The "Davids," as they're known, were established by Deadly Ink, a mystery conference held at the end of June in Parsippany, NJ. I won't be there, but here's hoping! At any rate, it's very nice to be nominated.

Added by Clea Simon on May 16, 2008 at 3:29am — No Comments

Happy anniversary, Kate!



Today, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kate's Mystery Books. Owned and operated by Kate Mattes, one of the first directors of Sisters in Crime and the recent winner of a Raven from the… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on May 13, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Where do characters come from?

All cats are not created equal. While Cyrus was a quiet cat, the dignified, strong and silent type, Musetta is a little loudmouth. In fact, since we were just away for a week, she's been quite chatty. Some would say demanding. And last night, I realized something. More than the barristas at the local 1369 and Peet's coffeehouses, Musetta is the model for my spunky punk rocker Violet. ("Thank God she can't dye her hair purple," says my… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on May 6, 2008 at 1:50am — No Comments

Where's my beignet?

Wow, it's hard to get back to work. Just enjoyed a week of music, food, and, yes, mud, at and around the 39th annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest. (Yes, it continues this weekend. You can tune in at WWOZ, the great local public station. (I'm listening now.) Check out this… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on May 2, 2008 at 6:54am — No Comments

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