Monthly Archives: February 2012

Writing Backwards

Below is an article I wrote, published in “The Third Degree,” the official newsletter of the Mystery Writers of America. It’s about my experience entering my novel, My Dear Watson, in an international mystery novel competition in 1992. It was written in English and translated into Japanese, but it wasn’t until 2011 that it was at last published in English! I am a published author. After entering a mystery fiction competition, I received prize money and advance royalties for 25,000 copies of my first novel. However, no …

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Nice review from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London

So pleased to get this kind review from the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, about My Dear Watson.

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The Cutest Age

This picture book is scheduled to be published spring 2014 by tiger tales books (yes, lowercase is this publisher’s correct style!) The illustrator is Shelagh McNicholas, who has not yet started work on this book. See her website, with samples of her lovely artwork. Looking forward to working with Shelagh and the great editors at tiger tales!

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Reuben Hoar Library

Thursday, April 5, at 7pm: I am reading and signing my new Sherlock Holmes novel, My Dear Watson, at the Littleton town library. This is part of Littleton Reads! Hope to see you there!

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School Reading

March 6, 2012: I am reading my children’s books at the Shaker Lane School in Littleton, MA (preschool – 2nd grade). That’s Children’s Book Week!

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Welcome to my home sweet homepage. If you have come this far, it’s mostly likely because you are interested in either my children’s books or my Sherlock Holmes novel. Yes, I’ve written both! I love good writing, no matter who the audience is. I like to write, and I like to tinker with words—whether they’re in a picture book, a novel, a play, or a poem. The best part of life is sharing it with friends and family. When I …

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My Dear Watson

The greatest mystery surrounding Sherlock Holmes comes to light–was he actually a woman? The master–or rather, mistress–of disguise finally puts pen to paper to reveal this decades-long deception and, in so doing, discovers another fact she kept secret even from herself. The complex mind of the brilliant consulting detective is finally opened to the public, in the chronicle of a new case never recorded by Dr. Watson and featuring Constance Moriarty, the beguiling daughter of Holmes infamous nemesis. Paperback: 234 …

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Now What Can I Do?

Mommy, I’m bored. What can I do? Little Raccoon is stuck inside all day, but together he and Mommy discover that it takes just a dash of make-believe to set sail on the ocean in your bed, round up a herd of your toys, and slam-dunk socks into your drawer like a basketball star. Then, before you know it, it’s time for bed! In this cheerful conversation between mother and child, the author-illustrator team who created Will You Take Care …

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