Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sheila Lowe

1 - What's your latest?

Sheila Lowe: LAST WRITES, the fourth in the forensic handwriting mystery series featuring Claudia Rose, forensic handwriting expert. Just came out July 6 (see web site for signings:

2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?

Sheila Lowe: Because you'll want to know what an old stuffed bunny has to do with a religious cult. This is not the usual book about a fundamentalist religious cult with creepy people. These people are nice (mostly), they're true believers. It's already getting great reviews.

3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?

Sheila Lowe: I think that by now (4th book) I know Claudia pretty well. In LAST WRITES, as in WRITTEN IN BLOOD (book #2), she has an opportunity to champion the cause of a child in jeopardy, this time a three-year-old. Unable to have children of her own, and due to her past painful experience, which was revealed in DEAD WRITE (book #3), Claudia is drawn to try and save this little girl from a terrifying future.

4 - What's your favorite scene and why?

Sheila Lowe: That's a tough question, but it's probably when Claudia confronts a character about what's going on behind the scenes in the cult. This was an opportunity to explore the depths of the character's emotions as he's torn between doing what he's been taught is right, and loyalty to his friend.

5 - What's next?

Sheila Lowe: Currently working on a standalone thriller that has cameo appearances by some of my series characters. Title: LYING...IN BED. A young woman wakes up on a train pulling into a station and realizes that she doesn't know who she is or where she's going. I'm also working on a non-fiction book about handwriting and relationships (RELATIONSHIPS THE WRITE WAY) to help people understand what motivates them to choose the relationships they do.

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