Author/journalist Carlton Stowers’ books include bestsellers TO THE LAST BREATH and CARELESS WHISPERS, both winners of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allen Poe Award as the Best Fact Crime Book of the Year, INNOCENCE LOST, which was nominated for a Pulitzer, and his autobiographical SINS OF THE SON.
Stowers’ books have been selections of the Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Doubleday Book Club, True Crime Book Club, Preferred Choice Book Club, Playboy Book Club and Guideposts Book Club, and five have been optioned by motion picture production companies. CARELESS WHISPERS inspired the CBS Movie of the Week, Sworn to Vengeance, and OPEN SECRETS was the basis for the ABC mini-series, Telling Secrets. TO THE LAST BREATH was included in Readers’ Digest’s prestigious Today’s Best Non-Fiction collection. His writings have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese and Russian.
Additionally, he has authored a number of books on sports, ranging from MARCUS, the autobiography of NFL great Marcus Allen which spent six weeks on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, to DALLAS COWBOYS: THE FIRST 25 YEARS, a coffee table-sized history of the high profile organization, which climbed to No. 1 on the Dallas Morning News bestseller list.
As a collaborator, he has worked with western movie icons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on their HAPPY TRAILS, Olympic pole vaulter Billy Olson on his REACHING HIGHER, former FBI Special Agent Larry Wansley on his FBI UNDERCOVER and private investigator William Dear on his PLEASE… DON’T KILL ME.
His PARTNERS IN BLUE, a 100-year history of the Dallas Police Department, received a citation from the Dallas Police Association. He has written two non-fiction children’s books, A HERO NAMED GEORGE and HARD LESSONS, which are used by numerous elementary schools as part of their anti-drug and anti-gang programs.
A former Dallas Morning News reporter, Stowers has written articles for numerous publications, among them Sports Illustrated, Time, People, Good Housekeeping, TV Guide, Money, and Paris Match.