Shawn Reilly Simmons

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Shawn Reilly Simmons is the author of The Red Carpet Catering Mysteries featuring Penelope Sutherland, an on-set movie caterer, and of several short stories appearing in various anthologies including "The Prodigy" which appears in the CWA Anthology Mystery Tour, and "Burnt Orange" in Passport to Murder, the 2017 Bouchercon Anthology.

Her short story "The Last Word" which appears in Malice Domestic 14: Mystery Most Edible was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story published in 2019.

Shawn was born in Indiana, grew up in Florida, and began her professional career in New York City as a sales executive after graduating from the University of Maryland with a BA in English. Since then Shawn has worked as a book store manager, fiction e
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod Hello Shawn,

Thanks for becoming friends here on Goodreads with us. We look forward to your recommendations in the future!


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L.C. Hayden Hi Shawn!
Thanks for the friend invite--but we're friends even before Goodreads! (Ah, am I showing my age???) Good to make contact with you.


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