Travel on the Horizon

If you love to travel and love to write, you can simply weave together these two urges to create the ideal occupation, right? It makes perfect sense… or so I thought when I first landed in Thailand. My writing implements were at hand and my senses were primed. I would absorb it all, craft pages of sparkling prose, and my imagined career as a travel writer would be underway. By day two, however, I’d yet to write a single useable paragraph. And by the next 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 →

The Writing Life: FAQs

  I get a kick out of talking with interested readers and aspiring writers, and the past few weeks have been jam-packed with presentations at various events: a book festival, a crime writers’ conference, and an annual assembly of state librarians. For me, one of the highlights comes toward the end of the hour when the floor is open for questions. Since not everyone can make the time or afford the cost of a conference, I’d like to share a selection of frequently asked questions 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 →