More About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored nine books: I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU, LOST GIRLS, POISONED LOVE, DEAD RECKONING, DEADLY DEVOTION, BODY PARTS, TWISTED TRIANGLE, NAKED ADDICTION,and MY LIFE, DELETED.
Her debut crime novel, NAKED ADDICTION, will be re-released in November 2014 by WildBlue Press. NAKED unveils a lethal confluence of sex, drugs and the murder of young beauty school entrepreneurs that oozes into the wealthy beach community of La Jolla. Undercover narcotics detective Ken Goode confronts his own demons during a homicide investigation that brings him into contact with a drug ring and an escort service while he tangles with a seductive witness and worries that his missing sister will be the next murder victim.
Rother's latest release is I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU, about the murder of multimillionaire entrepreneur Bill McLaughlin in Newport Beach, Calif., by his femme fatale fiancee, Nanette Johnston Packard, and her NFL-linebacker lover, Eric Naposki. (Kensington/Pinnacle, January 2014)
She is currently working on HER LAST BREATH, a story of blood money, sex addiction, manipulation and murder in a small mountain town in Arizona, and a roller-coaster ride to justice. This complex legal tale involves a deep love gone wrong between Carol Kennedy, a peaceful, loving and creative spirit, and her "soulmate," Steve DeMocker, an investment executive whose family believes he was wrongly convicted for Carol's murder, which occurred just 35 days after their divorce was finalized. (Kensington, November 2015)
BODY PARTS, the story of Wayne Adam Ford, a serial killer who did the rare deed of turning himself in before he could kill again. (Re-released by Kensington in October 2013))
Rother's most controversial true crime book is LOST GIRLS, a behind the scenes account of the rape and murder of San Diego area teenagers Chelsea King and Amber Dubois by sexual predator John Gardner (Kensington, July 2012).
NYT bestseller MY LIFE, DELETED, is an inspirational memoir of former NFL player Scott Bolzan, who is rebuilding his life after suffering a brain injury and losing his entire long-term memory. She co-authored the book with Scott and his wife Joan. (HarperOne, October 2011)
The updated POISONED LOVE (December 2011) adds 20 pages of new developments in the Kristin Rossum case, in which the beautiful San Diego toxicologist was convicted of poisoning her husband with powerful narcotics she stole from her lab at the county Medical Examiner's Office, then staging a suicide scene by sprinkling red rose petals over her husband's body. (Kensington, December 2011)
Before writing books full-time, Rother worked for nearly 20 years as an investigative reporter for daily newspapers, covering issues ranging from addiction, suicide, mental illness and murder to politics and corruption at City Hall and in Congress. She now writes books full-time, teaches writing and works as an editorial/publishing/research consultant and book doctor.
Rother was a Pulitzer-nominated staff writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune, and also has been published in Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, The Daily Beast and Huffington Post. Her dozens of media appearances as a crime expert include Nancy Grace, the Jay Thomas Show, "Women Who Kill" on E!, the "Snapped" series on the Oxygen Network, numerous shows on Investigation Discovery, "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren, C-SPAN, and radio and TV shows on various PBS affiliates.
Rother, who earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from University of California Berkeley and her master's in journalism from Northwestern University, teaches narrative non-fiction and creative writing, at UCSD Extension and San Diego Writers, Ink. Please visit her website at http://caitlinrother.com.