The Lost Girls

Caitlin Rother, a New
York Times best-selling author and a Pulitzer-nominated investigative
journalist made her way to the Saville Theatre at City College Oct. 30, to present to students and faculty staff one of her masterpiece novels,
“The Lost Girl.”

Rother is no newcomer
when it comes to homicide-crime investigative writing. She has been in the journalism field for decades, inspecting many different
platforms of news writing.

“The very
first book that I wrote which was ‘Naked Addiction’ took 17 years to get
published,” Rother said, “I started writing it on my days off when I was a reporter in

“I wanted to write a novel, I always
had this drive. I wasn’t going to stop until I got it. But I can sit here and
talk to you for an hour about all the rejection I got but I did not allow that
to happen. I rewrote it; I rewrote it and sent it out until a publishing
company accepted my novel. And ever since I have been writing non-fictional
and fictional novels.” 

After giving a
brief introduction about her life as a journalist and novelist, Rother guided the audience on a walk-through of all seven of her books: “Naked Addiction,” “Poisoned Love,” “Dead Reckoning,” “Deadly Devotion,” “Body Parts,” “Twisted Triangle,” and lastly “The Lost Girl.”

Rother read aloud an
alarming and captivating chapter of the book, based off the behind the scenes
account of the rape and murder of San Diego area teenagers Chelsea King and
Amber Dubois by sexual predator John Gardner in October 2010. When asked
which novel of hers she was most proud of, Rother answered, “it’s just like
children to me, and you can’t love one child more than the other. I can not
pick between my books, I would have to say I love all of my novels.” 

The daring author
closed the event by giving the audience a sneak peak of her upcoming book, “My
Life, Deleted.” She writes 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.”

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