I'm Claire McNab, transplanted Aussie,
living for the last ten years in the ever-astonishing Los Angeles.
Plays and then textbooks followed. My very first mystery, LESSONS IN MURDER, was published in the States in 1988. Set in a school situated in the beautiful Northern Beaches area of Sydney (coincidentally rather like the school in which I was teaching at the time) it introduced Detective Inspector Carol Ashton.
I had not the slightest idea how close Carol and I would become. I thought I'd written a stand-alone mystery novel. Carol (and my publisher) had other ideas. The sixteenth Carol Ashton mystery will be published at the end of 2004.
Apart from my own writing, I have the rewarding experience of teaching not-yet-published writers through the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. It's crash hot (this is good) every time one of my students ascends to the "published" category.
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