Monday, August 20, 2012
Introducing Marilyn Levinson
INTRODUCING MARILYN LEVINSON
I’m delighted to announce I’ll be blogging here the first and third Monday of each month. I write mysteries as well as romantic suspense and books for children. I’ve been published traditionally, with e-houses, and have taken the route of self-publishing. Currently available to readers are two Twin Lake mysteries--MURDERER AMONG US, a Suspense Magazine Best Indie of 2011, and MURDER IN THE AIR--and my ghost mystery, GIVING UP THE GHOST. My romantic suspense, DANGEROUS RELATIONS, will be out with Uncial Press in October.
I lived in Brooklyn until I was fourteen and a half, at which point my family moved to Long Island. I still live on Long Island, which is the setting of most of my novels. Each move, it seems, takes me further east. Makes me wonder if I’ll spend my “mature years” living in Montauk or Greenport.
I was a high school Spanish teacher, and I’ve taught writing classes. I love to travel, to read—what writer doesn’t?—to eat out, especially in ethnic restaurants, to knit and create my own patterns, to email my friends, and do Sudoku. I love cats and most dogs, to watch foreign films, to take long drives with my husband, and enjoy a glass of chardonnay after my writing is done for the day. Sometimes I love to cook, to go for long walks, and do aerobics. I lie. The aerobics is merely to stay in shape.
One of my proudest achievements was co-founding and being the first president of the Long Island chapter of Sisters in Crime. My mind never stops churning out ideas for new plots and new series.
But enough about me. Tell me what you love—or merely like. I’d love to hear from you.