John Schlarbaum

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  • Sailor has been adopted after 4 years! (11/1/2023) - Sailor's wait was the longest time a pet has spent with the Second Chance Animal Rescue Windsor-Essex group! Check out his CBC story here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-dog-adoption-1.7012150 READ MORE
  • NEW Glorious Jewels single released! (10/25/2023) - This fall be prepared to fall in love with the new song about falling out of love 💔. . . but on your terms! Written by John Schlarbaum and available now on all streaming music platforms! Please add to your personal playlists for your listening enjoyment in the days ahead! In the powerful style of… READ MORE
  • Read all about it! (10/16/2023) - The Winter 2023 Newsletter! Find out what's been happening in Author John's life this year and what's in store for the months to come! Click here to read the latest news: https://mailchi.mp/1f7712de2f32/authorjohnschlarbaumwinter2023newsletter READ MORE
  • NEW “Glorious Jewels” song released (12/8/2022) - Released: December 9, 2022 One-Way-Ticket-Press-Release-Dec-9-2022-1-1Download READ MORE
  • Winter Newsletter is ready! (12/5/2022) - Author John Schlarbaum's "Winter 2022 Newsletter" can be read here: https://bit.ly/3U84FPF READ MORE
  • NEW – “EDventures” review by the author of “The Book of Awesome” (10/21/2022) - Neil Pasricha, the New York Times bestselling author of seven books which have sold over 2,000,000 copies and spent over 200 weeks on bestseller lists including, The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, and You Are Awesome . . . recently reviewed EDventures - A Tail of Love & Rescue stating: “A simply… READ MORE
  • BIG Plans For 2022! (1/19/2022) - Read the latest Scanner Publishing Newsletter to discover all of the new projects set for 2022! Click to read: Author John Schlarbaum Newsletter - Jan. 2022 READ MORE
  • “EDventures” is the #1 Kid’s Book of 2020! (1/21/2021) - We are extremely happy that Eddie's story reached so many readers at The River Bookshop in Amherstburg, ON. READ MORE
  • River Town Times article for “How To Get There From Here” (12/9/2020) - Read the new article about How To Get There From Here. Click here: RTT - How To Get There From Here READ MORE
  • “EDventures” – The Press Release (11/27/2020) - Read the official Press Release for EDventures here: Press Release - EDventures - Nov 19 2020 READ MORE
  • “EDventures” remains the #1 Bestselling Children’s Book for a 4th week! (11/27/2020) - READ MORE
  • “EDventures” donation to Ronald McDonald House (11/27/2020) - Read the Windsor Regional Hospital post about our donation of "EDventures" books to children and their families while they stay in the hospital. Click here:https://www.facebook.com/WindsorRegionalHospital/posts/3617854244924720 READ MORE
  • Read the Lasalle Local article on “EDventures” (11/27/2020) - Read the recent article on the release of EDventures here: https://bit.ly/33mZbZN READ MORE
  • “EDventures” – River Town Times newspaper article (11/27/2020) - Read the River Town Times newspaper article about the release of EDventures here: RTT - EDventures READ MORE
  • Press Release: “How To Get There From Here” (11/11/2020) - The new self-help book based on P.I. Steve Cassidy quotes and expanded upon by noted therapist Rick Saruna has been released! Read more about this unique project here: Press Release - Nov 12 2020 READ MORE
  • Where to buy “EDventures” and “How To Get There From Here” (11/11/2020) - Stores selling EDventures: Amherstburg: Ambiance Hair Design Gumballs & Overalls River Bookshop Pet Valu Gibson Gallery - HOLIDAY ARTISAN SHOPPE (Thursday-Sunday November 19-December 13, 2020) Windsor: Juniper Books Storytellers Bookstore From The Heart Gift Shop Bark & Fitz Indigo – Devonshire Mall Biblioasis Bookstore Essex: Pet Valu Stores selling How To Get There From Here: Amherstburg: River… READ MORE
  • “EDventures” hits #1 (11/11/2020) - READ MORE
  • Two NEW books have just been released! (11/11/2020) - Two new titles have been released - a children's book titled, EDventures and a self-help book based on P.I. Steve Cassidy quotes titled, How To Get There From Here. Find out more about these extraordinary books in the new Scanner Publishing Newsletter - click here: Scanner Publishing Newsletter - Nov. 2020 READ MORE
  • In The Beginning … (4/14/2020) - The idea for Lasting Impressions began in the Spring of 1990. I was on hiatus from a daily television program I worked on as a writer and field director/interviewer at CHCH TV in Hamilton, ON. With my free time, I decided to attempt to write the next "great Canadian novel" and these were the first… READ MORE
  • The Spring Newsletter is ready! (4/10/2020) - Read about the numerous new projects scheduled for 2020 in the latest newsletter. Click here: Spring 2020 Newsletter READ MORE
  • Give The Gift of Reading! (12/1/2019) - Get signed copies of my books at the holiday gift shoppe! Think "Art By The River" indoors! November 28- December 18, 2019Thursday-Sunday11:00am - 5:00pm each dayLocation: The Gibson Gallery - 140 Richmond Street, Amherstburg, ON. Autographed copies available: "When Angels Fail To Fly - A Steve Cassidy Mystery" "Off The Beaten Path - A Steve… READ MORE
  • New book update! (9/17/2019) - Work on the new book continues. During this literary journey, as of today, I’ve created an astounding 1114 files for various cover and page artwork, as well as the actual text! The struggle is real ... but we are making progress! READ MORE
  • “The Novelist” Gift Shop is Open! (11/19/2018) - "The Novelist" Shop is now open! Great gift ideas for the writer in your life: T-shirts, mugs, pillows, mousepads and more! You can even customize other products - add a name or 2nd design, change sizes and colours - using my 11 unique designs. Also, all sales are in Canadian currency! Check it out here: The… READ MORE
  • New song written by John Schlarbaum released! (10/2/2018) - The song written by Author John Schlarbaum has been released! Read the Press Release here: Press Release - The Silence That Follows song Listen to it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z1djOhYK2PM Or on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-974226…/the-silence-that-follows Enjoy! READ MORE
  • Write What You Observe, A Workshop On Observation (9/17/2018) - I'm honoured to have been asked to be a guest speaker at this exciting workshop. I'll be discussing my career as a Private Investigator, and how real-life experiences have influenced my writing as a mystery novelist. I'll also be detailing tips on how to write your own mystery novel! To register for this one day… READ MORE
  • Song written by John Schlarbaum to be released 09/28/18 (9/12/2018) - READ MORE
  • Summer 2018 Newsletter has been released! (9/12/2018) - Read all about the new projects and upcoming book signing events here: Summer 2018 Newsletter READ MORE
  • Spring 2018 Newsletter has been released! (3/19/2018) - Read the latest news about upcoming events and project progress for 2018 here: Spring 2018 Newsletter READ MORE
  • Biz X Magazine book review: “ABANDONED” (1/3/2018) - Another great review for ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery! Read it here: Biz X Magazine - Jan 2018 - ABANDONED book review Purchase your signed copy online at: johnschlarbaum.com/portfolio/abandoned/ Or one of these fine retail locations: Our Place - Gift Section: 258 Dalhousie St. Amherstburg The Marsh Collection: 80 Richmond St., Amherstburg Juniper Bookstore: 1990 Ottawa,… READ MORE
  • How Sue Grafton helped make me a better writer (12/30/2017) - “RIP Is For Rest In Peace” Yesterday mystery novelist Sue Grafton passed away, ending her long career as the writer of the alphabet series starring P.I. Kinsey Millhone. Sadly, the final book “Z Is For Zero” wasn’t started and her family says it never will. Over the years I believe I’ve listened to every audiobook,… READ MORE
  • Media reviews! (12/14/2017) - "As a journalist, I often cringe when I read books with a reporter as a main character because they often don’t represent a true depiction of how we operate. And, I tend to avoid them. That is not the case with John Schlarbaum’s ABANDONED. I identify with Jennifer Malone and would love to be in… READ MORE
  • Where to buy “ABANDONED” (12/5/2017) -   The following stores are carrying  ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery : 1. Our Place - Gift Section: 258 Dalhousie St. Amherstburg 2. The Marsh Historical Collection: 80 Richmond St., Amherstburg 3. Juniper Bookstore: 1990 Ottawa, Windsor 4. Storytellers: 1473 Ottawa St, Windsor 5. Biblioasis: 1520 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor 6. PB Books: 3947 Tecumseh Rd E,… READ MORE
  • Book Tour & News Newsletter! (11/7/2017) - Check out the latest Scanner Publishing newsletter for upcoming book signing event dates, news and updates! Don't miss another issue - click SUBSCRIBE (top left hand corner) when you open this link: http://bit.ly/2lZHEDp READ MORE
  • Book Launch Party – October 26, 2017! (10/24/2017) - You are cordially invited to the book launch for ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery on Thursday, October 26, 2017! READ MORE
  • Book trailer #2 – “Hospital Visit” is released! (9/25/2017) - Watch the new ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery book trailer, titled "Hospital Visit" here: ABANDONED - trailer #2 Pre-order your copy here: http://kck.st/2ylH5pK Enjoy and thank you for your support! READ MORE
  • Pre-order “Abandoned – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” (9/20/2017) - The wait is over! Pre-order your copy of Abandoned - A Jennifer Malone Mystery today by clicking this link: http://kck.st/2ylH5pK The release date is set for November 2017! READ MORE
  • Chapter One preview – “ABANDONED” (9/12/2017) - Read the first chapter of ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery! Click here: Chapter One Preview - Abandoned READ MORE
  • Book trailer #1 – “ABANDONED – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” (9/10/2017) - Check out the new book trailer promoting ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery click here: Book Trailer #1 - Meet Jennifer Malone READ MORE
  • “ABANDONED – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” – pre-order news! (9/10/2017) - The wait is almost over. Pre-ordering starts September 19, 2017! READ MORE
  • Attention Book Club Members! (8/18/2017) - Attention Book Club Members: For the first time, I'll be including thought provoking questions to assist your future meeting featuring ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery! Of course you can add your own to the mix, or better yet invite me to join the discussion to answer your groups' questions in person. I truly do… READ MORE
  • “Think, think, think.” – An “Abandoned – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” update! (7/10/2017) - A lot of 'thinking' is going into the latest "ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery" editing session. A few years ago, I discovered that by using a Word Frequency program, I was able to not only delete overused words, but also eliminate other segments contained in the same paragraph(s). Basically, I am able to lose… READ MORE
  • “Dear John” (7/4/2017) - ABANDONED - A Jennifer Malone Mystery update: My search for a literary agent continues. Some agents that pass send short, "Not for me," responses or longer form letter rejections, due to the large number of submissions they receive. However, every so often a more personalized letter arrives that gives me hope I'm on the right path, such… READ MORE
  • To abandon “Abandoned” or not. That is the question! (6/15/2017) - True Story: I recently sent a preview copy of Abandoned - A Jennifer Malone Mystery to a friend in Michigan. If for some reason the package couldn't be delivered, the clerk offered me these two options: 1. "It can be returned to you at your cost." OR 2. "It can be abandoned and not returned." Decisions,… READ MORE
  • The next step … (6/12/2017) - Today I began the optimistic task of finding a literary agent to represent my work, including the yet-to-be released, Abandoned - A Jennifer Malone Mystery. Fingers crossed! READ MORE
  • That Very Awkward (Book) Whore Story! (6/7/2017) - To the book lover that I inadvertently called a whore to her face ... I am truly sorry! The Incident: At a recent book signing event a smiling woman stopped by my table and proudly admitted, "I am a book hoarder!" After a few minutes of banter about what my novels were about, she was… READ MORE
  • ABANDONED – A Jennifer Malone Mystery: Preview Chapter One! (6/2/2017) - Read Chapter One of the next Jennifer Malone Mystery - "Abandoned" today! Click this link: ABANDONED - Preview - Chapter One READ MORE
  • “A Thirst For Adventure” – A “Canada 150” poem! (5/31/2017) - Author John Schlarbaum's commissioned prose poem for the "Canada 150" heritage project, From This Day Forward. A Thirst for Adventure1917 - 1921As our brave boys fought valiantly overseas forlife, liberty and freedom of choice, the righteoussermonized that banning booze would restoreCanada's unravelling social moral fabric. A dubious victory turned work into play for ecstasiatedcrime bosses… READ MORE
  • Author publishes new poem in “Canada 150” project! (5/23/2017) - I recently had a poem published in a new "Canada 150" birthday anthology titled, From This Day Forward. Click on this link to read all about this exciting project: River Town Times news article READ MORE
  • “ABANDONED – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” update! (5/22/2017) - As the author, I truly only get to read a new novel (like a fan would) twice from start-to-finish before it's published: once through after its completion, and again in a preview copy. In both instances, I find my mind split 80% (editing mode) / 20% (pleasure reading). Today, at the end of reading the… READ MORE
  • The Story Behind “The Doctor’s Bag” (6/17/2016) - The Doctor's Bag is a very special book for Author John Schlarbaum. Read about The Story Behind The Story here: 2016 CD Insert - Inside right READ MORE
  • “The Write Stuff” TV interview (1/28/2016) - On January 27, 2016, I was a guest on the new literary-based television show, The Write Stuff. You can view the segment here: READ MORE
  • January 2016 Newsletter – preview the next novel! (1/16/2016) - Happy New Year! Find out what's in store for Author John Schlarbaum by reading his latest newsletter here: http://bit.ly/2363Qbw READ MORE
  • In the beginning … “Abandoned – A Jennifer Malone Mystery” (12/31/2015) - How The New "Jennifer Malone Mystery" Got Started or Inspiration Comes In Odd Places: With every new novel, I inevitably incorporate some aspect of my personal life into the storyline or a character's personality and actions. This is true of "Abandoned" - at least the opening few chapters. In December 2014 I began working part-time… READ MORE
  • The Fall Newsletter Has Arrived! (11/26/2015) - Read the Fall 2015 Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bGND-z READ MORE
  • SOLD HERE! (10/1/2015) - Lasting Impressions is now available at these area stores: Corner Consignments -225 Graham Road, West Lorne, ON Marg's Variety - 240 Furnival Road, Rodney, ON Crafters Plus - 174 Currie Road, Dutton, ON Juniper Books - 1990 Ottawa Street, Windsor, ON Biblioasis - 1520 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor, ON Crafters Plus - 3337 Walker Road, Windsor, ON Chapters… READ MORE
  • “Lasting Impressions” to be released August 29, 2015 (8/19/2015) - An eBook version will also be available! READ MORE
  • NEW: The “Lasting Impressions” Book Trailer! (4/23/2015) - Watch Book Trailer #1 for "Lasting Impressions" here: johnschlarbaum.com/videos/ Enjoy! READ MORE
  • Pre-order “Lasting Impressions” News! (4/22/2015) - More details to come! READ MORE
  • Spring 2015 Newsletter! (3/30/2015) - Read about all the exciting projects planned for 2015 here: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=7e0c7dd6b9&e=[UNIQID] READ MORE
  • $1.99 eBook versions available for any eReader! (2/25/2015) - $1.99 SALE! All eBooks Regardless of the type of eReader you own, all of the Steve Cassidy and Jennifer Malone Mysteries are available in every eBook format. To download your copy, please click on the following links: http://www.ebookit.com/books/0000000118/Barry-Jones-Cold-Dinner.html http://www.ebookit.com/books/0000001257/When-Angels-Fail-To-Fly.html http://www.ebookit.com/books/0000001258/A-Memorable-Murder.html http://www.ebookit.com/books/0000003372/Off-the-Beaten-Path.html Enjoy! READ MORE
  • ***** FIVE STAR REVIEW! ***** (2/3/2015) - Check out a new Goodreads review here: Book Review - "A Memorable Murder - A Jennifer Malone Mystery READ MORE
  • 2014 Year-End Newsletter! (12/9/2014) - Click here for the latest news from John and Scanner Publishing: 2014 Year-End Newsletter! READ MORE
  • SCENE Magazine Book Review – “Off The Beaten Path” (9/25/2014) - “Private investigators – they’re just like us! Well, okay, that’s not entirely true. But what sets Steve Cassidy and, moreover, his waitress girlfriend Dawn, apart from other contemporary whodunit couples is their extremely relatable personalities. As the protagonists of this recent release by local author John Schlarbaum, the pair is immediately likeable. Seasoned, sarcastic, and… READ MORE
  • “The Groom Wore Red” – Pictures! (9/18/2014) - Thanks to everyone who participated in the latest murder mystery play in Amherstburg! Click on this link to see photo galleries of all the fun: Author John Schlarbaum page - Play photos! READ MORE
  • New! “The Groom Wore Red” play details! (9/8/2014) - This is the murder case you will be trying to solve on Saturday, September 13, 2014! Click this link for details: John's GROOM Handout - The Case only READ MORE
  • JULY 2014 – NEWSLETTER! (7/19/2014) - Read the latest news here: July 2014 - Newsletter READ MORE
  • NEW! – “Author John Schlarbaum” Facebook Page (7/11/2014) - For the latest news, please LIKE the new "Author John Schlarbaum" page on FACEBOOK! Click here: Facebook page - Author John Schlarbaum READ MORE
  • New Book News – May 2014 Newsletter (5/26/2014) - Get all the latest news by clicking here: Newsletter - May 2014 READ MORE
  • NEW – Facebook page for “Lasting Impressions” (4/29/2014) - Check out and LIKE the new Facebook page for John Schlarbaum's next novel "Lasting Impressions". Get all the thrilling news first! https://t.co/rAFHQCR1CB READ MORE
  • Q & A with Author John Schlarbaum (4/4/2014) - I was recently asked by a high school student to answer 12 questions about my writing. For my answers, please click here:  Q&A John Schlarbaum Have a great day! READ MORE
  • The Spring 2014 Newsletter! (3/26/2014) - For the latest news, reviews and upcoming events click on: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=5d8f5ca20d&e=[UNIQID] READ MORE
  • “Who Poached The Pysanky?” Mystery Play Pictures! (3/20/2014) - March 8, 2014 - Sts. Vladimir and Olga Catholic Church, Windsor, ON As you can see from the pictures below, the latest mystery play was a huge success with a sold out crowd of over 100 amateur detectives! Thank you to everyone who attended and tested the skills of the awesome cast, as well as… READ MORE
  • “Who Poached The Pysanky?” mystery play information! (2/13/2014) - Read the Press Release here: Press Release - Who Poached The Pysanky READ MORE
  • Biz-X Magazine Book Review – “Off The Beaten Path” (12/2/2013) - Book Review: "Filled with humorous text and plenty of mystery and intrigue, this book not only makes you laugh, but keeps you in suspense as well in true Steve Cassidy style. Schlarbaum does not disappoint the loyal fans of his mystery novels!” ~ Marlene Markham-Gay, BIZ-X Magazine View the full article here: http://www.bizxmagazine.com/issues/Nov-Dec-2013/#p=66 READ MORE
  • Fall Newsletter! (12/2/2013) - Check out this month's newsletter for the latest book reviews, news, and upcoming events: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=93abce13a6&e=[UNIQID] READ MORE
  • Just released: The October 2013 Newsletter! (10/24/2013) - News, pictures, reviews and upcoming event listings can be found here: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=8af174ca76&e=adf1d411c3 READ MORE
  • Press Release – “Off The Beaten Path” The New Mystery! (9/26/2013) - PRESS RELEASE  September 27, 2013 - Windsor, ON   After an almost four year absence from bookshelves, Canadian author John Schlarbaum’s entertaining private investigator Steve Cassidy returns to form in Off The Beaten Path. The third novel in this compelling series finds the super sleuth getting entangled in a new mystery during a romantic getaway!  On… READ MORE
  • “The Diary of Death” murder mystery play pictures! (9/26/2013) - READ MORE
  • “The Diary of Death” + Book Launch Party news (9/18/2013) - For information on this weekend's "The Diary of Death" murder mystery play in Amherstburg and next week's book launch party, please read this month's newsletter: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=4485ff94ee&e=[UNIQID] READ MORE
  • You’re Invited To The Book Release Party! (9/3/2013) - READ MORE
  • NEW “Steve Cassidy Mystery” release date! (9/2/2013) - Read the latest newsletter to find out when the new Steve Cassidy Mystery is to be released and much more! Click here: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=ad3173a193&e=[UNIQID] READ MORE
  • NEW! Reader’s Review for “Barry Jones’ Cold Dinner” (7/11/2013) - "Barry Jones' Cold Dinner is exceptional. It's story and plot progression has enough suspense, mystery and drama to keep you interested and turning it's pages, but where the book truly shines is in it's characters and setting. Each character is three dimensional, fully unique in their own way, and just very well written." ~ Mark… READ MORE
  • Newsletter – July 2013 + Plot Reveal (6/25/2013) - To read the latest news and to discover the plot of the new "Steve Cassidy Mystery - Off The Beaten Path" - click here: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=b257054e93&e=%5Buniqid%5D READ MORE
  • Newsletter – May 2013 – BOOK TOUR Dates! (5/28/2013) - For the latest news, check out John's most recent Newsletter here: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=20740c7c8f READ MORE
  • Pinterest! (5/15/2013) - Help spread the word about John's books by pinning his "Books by John Schlarbaum" board on Pinterest! Here's the link and thank you for your pinterest: http://pinterest.com/shlarbee/books-by-john-schlarbaum/ READ MORE
  • Book Tour! (5/8/2013) - Upcoming Book Shows (more details to come):  Saturday, June 1 - Art In The Park - Windsor *** 10:00 - 7:00 ~ Willstead Manor ~ 1899 Niagara  Windsor, ON Sunday, June 2 - Art In The Park - Windsor *** 10:00 - 5:00 ~ Willstead Manor - 1899 Niagara  Windsor, ON Saturday, June 29 - Art At… READ MORE
  • Newsletter – Spring 2013: The Return of Steve Cassidy! (5/2/2013) - Read the latest news from Author John Scharbaum:  http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84cd462480e8d7575cb945f22&id=805f0fecf0&e=4605fee0ac     READ MORE
  • The New “Steve Cassidy Mystery” (4/17/2013) - READ MORE
  • “The Bicencriminal Murder – A Killer 1812 Event” (11/19/2012) - On Saturday, September 22, 2012, "The Bicencriminal Murder - A Killer 1812 Event" written by John Schlarbaum, was performed in Amherstburg, ON. Thank you to the great cast and for everyone who attended! READ MORE
  • New Reader’s Review – Steve Cassidy Mysteries! (7/18/2012) - THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE!  i)  couldn't stop reading ii)  great characters (especially liked Wayne in Book 1) iii) Written in the first person makes the reader feel part of the story! ~ Dennis V., Kingsville, ON  Thanks Dennis! READ MORE
  • WELCOME TO JOHN’S NEW WEBSITE (6/26/2012) - Welcome to the new website of author John Schlarbaum.  This blog page will contain news, reviews, media, press and more as time goes on.  Please check back soon. READ MORE