It's been nearly a month since my last blog post. There's a good reason for my absence. I've been working my considerable rear off to finish my new book, PROOF OF LIFE. Last Sunday night around midnight, I sent the manuscript Suspense, my publisher. Monday, I was brain dead and could barely move. By … [Read more...] about Where have I been?
Last Sunday, I caught a ride with fellow mystery author, Raul Melendez, to L.A. to attend the November meeting of Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter. The chapter meets at the Tam O'Shanter restaurant, where we enjoyed excellent food and a fascinating speaker. Detective Robert Bub has been … [Read more...] about If it’s Sunday, it must be Mystery Writers of America
Today's first author fair at the Santa Paula Blanchard Library was a pleasant surprise. People bought books! You might think it's strange that I was surprised by this phenomenon, but the fact is, in the many author panels at libraries and fairs in which I've participated, people who attend rarely … [Read more...] about Santa Paula Library Author Fair
In 2000, when my daughter Jennifer was the victim in a murder-suicide, her death sparked my need to know what happens after we die. I was raised in a fundamentalist religion that did not believe in life after earth. Experiences I believed were evidence to the contrary led me to investigate … [Read more...] about My New Journey
What's better than an author signing at Barnes & Noble? A group signing with six authors! That's what happened on October 20, 2018, when fiction and nonfiction authors were hosted by the Ventura store. Along with James F. Gray, Maryann Ridini Spencer, Mike Kennedy and I signed together at s … [Read more...] about Author signing at Barnes & Noble
The big news is not about Claudia Rose this time. It's about the other side of my other career. I've just published three--count 'em, three new books about handwriting. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis (2nd Edition), is out of print after 18 years as an international bestseller. … [Read more...] about Books, Books, and More Books!