Interviews & Reviews

Interview at the Pat Conroy Literary Center in Beaufort Saturday May 12, by Jonathan Haupt, Executive Director.

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Author Caroline Cleveland shares five techniques she's identified that help writers create a strong setting in fiction.
Creating a Sense of Place in Fiction - Writer's Digest (

Be sure to check out ITW’s Thriller Spotlight post on Instagram: International Thriller Writers (ITW) (@internationalthrillerwriters) • Instagram photos and videos

Charleston Living magazine review (though it’s more of a feature story! Really great)

Book Review of When Cicadas Cry by Caroline Cleveland (

Woman Around Town review

When Cicadas Cry - A Cold Case Helps to Solve a Recent, Brutal Murder - Woman Around Town

“When Cicadas Cry is Cleveland’s first mystery and she appears off to a good start. Zach and Addie are appealing enough characters to anchor a series.”

Review: Charleston attorney pens 'When Cicadas Cry,' a twisty Lowcountry whodunit. View Full Review

A New Voice in Southern Crime Thrillers Emerges with When Cicadas Cry – Garden & Gun (

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“Cleveland weaves all of these elements—the good old boys, the Spanish moss, the quirky beach dwellers, the faux-friendly neighbors, and the small-town preachers—into her murder mystery in a way that will have many Lowcountry readers mumbling, ‘Oh I know that place.’” – Garden & Gun

Pat Conroy Literary Center’s Jonathan Haupt discusses When Cicadas Cry on WHHI-TV

Jonathan Haupt: Visiting Writers in May | Pat Conroy Literary Center - WHHI-TV (

Carter Wilson interviews Caroline Cleveland on his podcast Making it up:

Making it Up with Caroline Cleveland, author of When Cicadas Cry (

Sara DiVillo interviews Caroline about When Cicadas Cry live Monday, April 29, 2024 at 8 pm ET:

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After the live event is over, the interview also will be made available on the Mystery and Thriller Mavens website 

Sara Devillo

November 7, 2023

NERD DAILY Cover Reveal

The Nerd Daily generously gave When Cicadas Cry an exclusive cover reveal.  You can see it and read the short article at Exclusive Cover Reveal: When Cicadas Cry by Caroline Cleveland | The Nerd Daily


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