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. Her most recent "The Prodigy" appears in the CWA Anthology Mystery Tour, and "Burnt Orange" in Passport to Murder, the 2017 Bouchercon Anthology.

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 editor, convention organizer, wine rep and movie set caterer. She serves on the Board of Malice Domestic, is a member of the Dames of Detection, and an editor &
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Shawn Reilly Simmons Great question! My TBR pile is ever-expanding, and each week I'm adding new things I can't wait to read. I will definitely be reading The Nix with my…moreGreat question! My TBR pile is ever-expanding, and each week I'm adding new things I can't wait to read. I will definitely be reading The Nix with my book club in July. And my plan is to finally read Big Little Lies and hopefully a couple more of Liane Moriarty's books. I'll be bringing I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh and Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins with me to the beach. I know there will be more but these are the ones that spring to mind.(less)
Shawn Reilly Simmons I suppose the biggest mystery for us all is how we end up where we do, making different choices that lead us down different paths. I think mysteries…moreI suppose the biggest mystery for us all is how we end up where we do, making different choices that lead us down different paths. I think mysteries that are found everyday life are the most compelling and relate-able to us all.

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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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