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Sheila Lowe

Author and Forensic Handwriting Authority

New Release

She's Still Here.

After years of writing nonfiction about handwriting psychology and mystery fiction, I tackled a memoir. This book details my spiritual path after the murder of my daughter, starting with a strict religious background that allowed for no belief in an Afterlife, to the freedom of understanding that there is no death, only life after Earth.

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"...suspense, intrigue, action, murder, and a great who-done-it! The storyline was great it kept me interested from beginning till end!"

 –Netgalley Reviewer, on Poison Pen

Praise & Reviews

"I could taste the dusty Egyptian air! Take an adventure ride with this action packed forensic mystery/suspense novel...She brings you so close that you'll have to wipe the desert sand from your shoes! This is my first Claudia Rose Book and I'm hooked!"

GoodReads reviewer on Dead Letters

"This well researched story had me riveted to my seat...This tale of mystery, intrigue and international crime leads us to all kinds of suspects...I would definitely recommend this and look forward to going back in the series." 

GoodReads Reviewer on

Outside the Lines

Upcoming Appearances

Sheila speaks on a range of topics,
including writing, publishing, and
forensic handwriting analysis. 

Workshop presenter: "Selling Books is Murder...
Unless You Know How"


Panelist: "From Small Press to Self Published"

The California Crime Writers Conference

at the Hilton Los Angeles Culver City, June 10 -11, 2023

Watch for Sheila's appearance on the

Decoding Mysteries TV show

on the CW - TBA, (probably August)

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Sheila appears in the documentary

Burden of Proof seen on HBO,

starting June 6, 2023

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Long before her first book was published, bestselling author Sheila Lowe was a handwriting analyst. Her study of handwriting and personality began in high school. Later, she branched into forensics. A certified forensic document examiner, she testifies in court cases. Upon returning to school, she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Psychology.

Sheila’s first two books were non-fiction. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis (2000) and Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous (2001). Her first mystery, Poison Pen, debuted in (2007). A starred review in Publishers Weekly kicked off the Forensic Handwriting suspense series: Written in Blood (2008), Dead Write (2009), Last Writes (2010), What She Saw (2013), Inkslingers Ball (2014), Outside the Lines (2016), Written Off (2018), Dead Letters (2020) and the Beyond the Veil series: What She Saw (2013), Proof of Life (2019), The Last Door (2022). The books have all been #1 Amazon bestsellers.


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