Author Archives: Sheila Lowe

Judging a Book by its Cover

A or B. Which of these two covers below best addresses the question, “What does an old stuffed bunny have to do with a missing three-year-old and a religious cult?” If your answer is “A” you agree with everyone I asked last Sunday while signing at the L.A. Times Festival of Books at USC. “A” is the fantastic new Suspense Publishing cover for Last Writes, which was the fourth book in my forensic handwriting series (2010). The first four books were published by Penguin, who Continue reading →

What does The Donald’s Handwriting reveal?

By Sheila Lowe, MS, CG The Trump phenomenon has blossomed into a weird, wacky reality TV show, taking many of us by surprise. Who knew there were so many angry white folks looking for a leader in their quest to “take their country back”? From the standpoint of a handwriting analyst, it would be interesting to analyze the handwritings of all those who are eager to raise an arm in what looks remarkably like a Heil Hitler salute. But since I can’t get all those Continue reading →

It’s Convention Time Again

By Sheila Lowe When my first two books were published it never occurred to me to attend a convention. They were both nonfiction books about handwriting (The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis in 2000 and Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous in 2001). I did a lot of traveling around, promoting at book signings and giving lectures about handwriting analysis, but that was the extent of my PR efforts. By the time my first mystery was published I approached promotion differently. Luckily, one of the very smart Continue reading →

NHD Challenge

Last week I worked at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. First time I’d visited Sin City in a while and it seemed to have grown even more gaudy, more garish, more….well, ‘Manhattan on steroids’ is what came to mind. Uber adding a 7x surcharge (seriously–$80 for a 3 mile ride?!). Gridlock on the Strip from the Convention Center to the Rio, where I had the privilege of paying $275/night. A $30 meatloaf dinner. Slot machines pinging endlessly in the casino. Then, as the elevator Continue reading →