Ahh.  Pantser or Plotter.  Who would have thought that in the world of successful mystery/thriller writers there would be absolutely no consensus about such a fundamental question as: “Do you outline the book in advance?” When you ask around, it turns out there are some best-selling authors who don’t write the first line until they […]

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The Shot Heard ‘Round The Courtroom  By Robert B. Lowe Amid all the celebrating and self congratulations accompanying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions recently on same-sex marriage was the unmistakable sound of a gun firing.  And the man with his finger on the trigger was none other than Justice Anthony Scalia, the court’s genius Archie […]


To Series Or Not To Series? (That was the question.)

June 18, 2013

When I started sending around my first mystery-thriller at the end of 2011 to a few friends and relatives in preparation for public release, I had no intention of continuing any of the characters in a second or third book.  To be completely honest, I was modeling my work very much after early John Grisham […]

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Piedmont Post Article

March 14, 2013


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Creating Villains – The Root of Evil

March 14, 2013

(This post was written for the blog Long and Short Reviews) One of my beliefs about evil people is that they don’t view themselves as being evil. True, there are some noteworthy exceptions. Those would be the psychopaths. I remember reading about the guy in Alaska a few months ago who was caught after he […]

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Divine Fury Virtual Book Tour – March 3-29

March 11, 2013

The Divine Fury virtual book tour kicks off with the stops listed below.  Some highlights are noted. 3/11/2013 Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews 3/11/2013 SECOND STOP http://triadliteraryworks.blogspot.com/ 3/12/2013 Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog 3/13/2013 It’s Raining Books 3/14/2013 Long and Short Reviews (Writing Villains – Root of Evil) 3/15/2013 The Bookcast (audio interview) 3/18/2013 Sharing Links […]

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Bay Area Newspapers Cover Release of Divne Fury

January 11, 2013

  http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_22347802/piedmont-author-releases-his-second-thriller  (From the San Jose Mercury News) Piedmont author releases his second thriller By Marta Yamamoto Correspondent Posted: 01/10/2013 10:43:23 AM PST Updated: 01/10/2013 10:43:24 AM PST PIEDMONT — Robert Lowe’s first mystery thriller, “Project Moses,” sat around for 15 years before being rewritten and released last January to positive response. Luckily, fans of […]

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Divine Fury, second Enzo Lee Mystery Thriller, launches today!

December 11, 2012

Divine Fury, the second in the Enzo Lee Mystery Thriller Series, is officially released today! The series is about a San Francisco reporter who is pried out of his new professional niche covering fluffy features and assigned to cover tougher stories that confront him with criminal conspiracies that he can only uncover using all the […]

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Who Are These Giants?

October 25, 2012

So what planet did these San Francisco Giants come from? The land of magic and schizophrenia? Yes. In the playoffs, they first lose two to the Cincinnati Reds, then take 3 straight on the road winning the last with a grand slam home run.  Then, they go down 1-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals only […]

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GMO Memo – The ‘No’ Strategy on California’s Prop 37

October 24, 2012

You say “tomato,”  I say “bigger, stronger, redder, pest-resistant…” One of my sources sent me a copy of the campaign memo that the No on Prop 37 Committee sent to its chief of staff. Here’s what it said: Dear Sam: Fact 1 – When asked, more than 90 percent of Americans say they would like […]

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