Rother has authored or co-authored eight books, both fiction and non-fiction. A Pulitzer nominee, Rother worked for nearly 20 years as an investigative reporter for daily newspapers, and has made dozens of TV and radio appearances as a crime expert. She speaks to professional groups, works as an editorial consultant/book doctor, and teaches narrative non-fiction, interviewing, feature writing and creative writing at UCSD Extension in San Diego, where she lives. She draws from her years of experience reporting on a wide range of topics -- from addiction, suicide, mental illness and murder to politics and corruption at City Hall and in Congress.
Her newest release is MY LIFE, DELETED, a memoir of Scott Bolzan she wrote with him and his wife Joan, the compelling story of this former NFL player-turned-aviation entrepreneur's resilience and recovery after falling down, hitting his head, and losing all 46 years of his long-term memory (HarperOne, October 2011). In December, an updated version of Rother's true crime thriller POISONED LOVE will be released, and in January, her first thriller, NAKED ADDICTION.
Rother's latest project, LOST GIRLS, chronicles the story behind the rape and murder of two innocents, teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois, by sexual predator John Gardner. (Kensington/Pinnacle, 2012).
Rother is proud to share this Library Journal starred review of her true crime thriller DEAD RECKONING: "Well researched and a quick, engrossing read, this should be popular with true crime readers, especially the Ann Rule crowd."
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Books:My Life, Deleted, October 2011
Naked Addiction, November 2007
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