Category Archives: Writing

Murder Under the Fig Tree Is a Lambda Finalist

Great news! Murder Under the Fig Tree has been selected as one of eight finalists in lesbian mystery for the Lammy, or Lambda Literary Award, given annually by the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature. The finalists were … Continue reading

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Today Is My Book’s Birthday

Today is the official birthday of my second novel, Murder Under the Fig Tree. I hope those of you who enjoyed Murder Under the Bridge will read it and share your thoughts with me. It picks up a few months … Continue reading

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Murder Under the Fig Tree – Chapter 1

March, 2006 “Rania in prison.” Tina’s text caught Chloe in mid-glide. She looked around at the skaters, volleyball players, jamming musicians, couples walking with kids licking ice cream cones in their strollers. It was the first clear Sunday in weeks. … Continue reading

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So you won a prize. What do you want, a medal?

One Monday in March, in a break from work, I glanced at Facebook and got some lovely news. Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery had been named a finalist for the IndieFAB awards.  I am a finalist in both … Continue reading

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Who Killed Fiction (and Why)?

If you want to feel really good about your community, publish a book. That’s what I learned last year. I thought releasing my first novel, after such a long process, would make me feel good about myself. But instead, it … Continue reading

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