My name is R.M. Lowery and I’m a writer of crime, mystery, and literary fiction. I also drink a lot of coffee, typically while writing.

R.M. Lowery with his Great-Aunt Galena, Illinois Valley, 2014

I have been a storyteller most of my life, and have been writing professionally for nearly twenty years. I began my professional writing career as a business writer—mostly writing business plans, sales letters, and website copy. I was then lucky enough to become a journalist and write nearly every day. Along the way, I discovered a love for fiction writing and started penning short stories and novels.

I wrote my first novel in 2006. It is now locked safely away where no one will be subjected to its dreadfulness. But I took what I learned from the experience and began work on other novels. 

Music has always played an important role in my life as well. I play the guitar and drums, but my favorite instrument is the bass guitar, which I’ve been playing since I was twelve. Music has allowed me the opportunity to compose, produce, and write several songs, and I’ve played in bands, performed on albums, co-produced records, composed orchestral pieces, and accompanied other (far better) musicians on stage.

But words are my passion. I can’t stay away from writing. I’m currently writing a crime/mystery series called Stonebridge. You can learn more about it here.