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 … [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!
When Bouchercon, the largest mystery fan convention in the world came to Long Beach, CA, I got a pic with a couple of famous mystery authors. Plus, I'm honored to say, both Simon Wood and Jeffery Deaver provided wonderful cover blurbs for my 2016 book, Outside the Lines. And that's not all. Mr. … [Read more...] about Sheila Lowe with 2 famous mystery authors
2018 turned out to be a busy year with book events all over the place.There was the L.A. Times Festival of Books, where I signed at the Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of American booths. Author panels at several libraries: Culver City Library, EP Foster Library, Thousand Oaks Library , … [Read more...] about Various 2018 Book Events
At the end of October, 2017, the zany ladies of the Hillside, Ventura, Book Club read What She Saw. For the second time, my friend Amy Herron invited me to attend their meeting as guest author. They met the night before Halloween and they dressed up as characters from the book. What a thrill to see … [Read more...] about Hillside Book Club Halloween
Dozens of friends gathered at Mimi's Cafe in Ventura on November 14, 2017 to help me celebrate the release of my latest book, Written Off. Food, prizes and lots of fun. As always, Debbie Mitsch of Mystery Ink drove all the way up from Huntington Beach to sell books. We had such a great time, I plan … [Read more...] about Written Off Launch Party
Signing books at Book Carnival in Orange, CA and Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach is always fun. Orange County is my old stomping grounds. After moving to the US from England, I grew up in Anaheim and graduated Anaheim High School in 1967. Last year we held our 50-year reunion. How on earth did that … [Read more...] about Signings books at Book Carnival & Mystery Ink
Imagine the fun of getting to do what you love and have your best friend for company. Linda Larson and I were hired by the software company, Adobe, to promote their Adobe Sign product at some of their huge conventions. We went to San Francisco for Adobe a couple of times, and also San Diego, … [Read more...] about Analyzing handwriting for Adobe