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Best-selling mystery writer Paula L. Woods to teach class at Pomona.

Award-winning mystery writer Paula L. Woods, author of the acclaimed Charlotte Justice mystery series, has been named the 2005-2006 Moseley Fellow in Creative Writing at Pomona College. Woods will teach the advanced creative writing course “Mean Streets: Writing and Reading Mystery Fiction” in fall 2005.

Woods launched her Charlotte Justice mystery series with the book Inner City Blues (1999), whose lead character is a smart, tough LAPD  homicide detective. Inner City Blues was on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list for three weeks and was named by the newspaper as one of the Best Books of 1999. The second installment in the series, Stormy Weather was named one of the Best Books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times and the Florida Sun Sentinel. Dirty Laundry, the third novel, was recognized by both of those papers and the Seattle Times.

Previous Moseley Fellows include: Verlyn Klinkenborg, an acclaimed essayist, author and a regular contributor to the New York Times; Salvador Carrasco, writer and director of the feature film The Other Conquest and poet B.H. Fairchild, author of Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest.