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RPLA_1stPl_BadgeThe Florida Writers Association, Inc., (FWA) has announced that Miriam Auerbach won a prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA). Miriam’s winning entry, BOCA UNDERCOVER, won First Place for Published Humor/Satire. The award was announced at FWA’s 2015 annual conference in October in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

This year’s competition received 393 submissions. “This is the most comprehensive and competitive RPLA we’ve ever had,” said Chris Coward, RPLA chairperson. The Royal Palm Literary Awards competition is a service of the Florida Writers Association established to recognize excellence in members’ published and unpublished works while providing blind, objective, and constructive written assessments for all entrants.


Miriam Featured in Island Reporter

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Check out Jackie Minniti’s article on the “Socially Conscious Sleuth” here (go to page 12)!


Boca Undercover Reviewed in Florida Weekly

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Thanks to Phil Jason for a wonderful book review in Florida Weekly newspaper! Check it out here!



Dead in Boca Wins Award

RPLA (2)Miriam is honored to announce that DEAD IN BOCA has won a Royal Palm Literary Award for Humor/Satire from the Florida Writers Association.  The award was presented at a gala banquet in Orlando on October 25, 2014.  Here is Miriam with her handsome award and even more handsome husband, David (who hopes that Harriet is Hollywood-bound!).






Miriam Featured in Boca Raton Magazine


Left to Right: Deborah Sharp, Miriam Auerbach, James W. Hall, James Grippando

Boca Raton Magazine has identified Miriam as one of today’s best South Florida crime-mystery writers!


by John Thomason

In a 2013 piece for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik observed that Florida crime fiction “may have supplanted the L.A.-noir tradition as a paperback mirror of American manners”—a mirror driven by, as author Dave Barry put it, a bunch of “South Florida wackos.” Our lower peninsula, stretching all the way down to the freewheeling Keys, has proved fascinating to readers across the country and beyond ever since John D. MacDonald began writing series thrillers here in 1964. Here’s a look at four of the best writers currently carrying the South Florida crime-mystery torch.

The article appears in the July/August 2014 issue of Boca Raton Magazine.



Dirty Harriet Series Now on Audio



DIRTY HARRIET, DIRTY HARRIET RIDES AGAIN, and DEAD IN BOCA are all now available in audio! Awesome narration by Karen Commins! To listen to a sample, click here!


Miriam on TV

Watch Miriam’s interview with Dave Aizer on “Inside South Florida” on WSFL-TV! 


Miriam Featured in Palm Beach Post

pb postMiriam’s life story was featured in the Palm Beach Post in September 2013 (along with these pics!).  To read the article about Miriam and how she came to write the Dirty Harriet books, click here.

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Miriam’s life rivals the crime novels she writes.  An FIU professor, she emigrated from Czechoslovakia as a child, and started studying nuclear physics before she gave it up to ride around the American West on the back of a Harley.  Now she writes satirical crime novels with the heroine Dirty Harriet, which draws from her own life.

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Miriam works with participants in a writers’ workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore in Delray Beach.


Dirty Harriet at Barnes & Noble

Miriam is delighted that DIRTY HARRIET is on the shelves at the Barnes & Noble stores in Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, and the campus B&N  bookstore at Florida International University in Miami (and maybe more)!  And if it’s not on the shelves, it can be ordered from any bookstore.



Miriam on Radio

Miriam recently chatted with Christine DiMattei of WLRN, South Florida’s NPR affiliate. To listen, click here!WLRN_Logo

Listen to Miriam discuss the Dirty Harriet mystery series on Radio Ear Network’s Authors Connections program with Susan Klaus!  Click Here

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