STAN CHARNOFSKY is the author of the Charlotte Smart Mystery Series, published by DPP’s mystery and crime imprint, Hawkshaw. The series includes CHARLOTTE, ACCIDENT, and BROADWAY (arriving 2022). A retired professor of psychology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Stan taught for more than fifty years. In addition to his work at CSUN, Stan also writes books, and it could be said that his life reads like one.

Before teaching, in the 1950s Stan signed with the New York Yankees where he played in their farm system for six years. He later managed teams in Edmonton and St. Petersburg. Later still, Stan worked as the assistant coach at USC under the famous Rod Dedeaux, who was voted College Baseball Coach of the Century. Stan also served as head coach at CSUN from 1962-1966, with one championship team.

He was the founding director of the Educational Opportunities Program at CSUN (then known as Valley State College). Stan was inducted into the CSUN Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. This was followed, in 2018, by his induction into the USC Baseball Alumni Hall of Fame. Stan is the former President (and a current board member) of the National Association for Humanistic Psychology. In 2016, Stan received the Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN.

Stan writes both fiction and nonfiction, including academic works. His numerous publications include When Women Leave Men: How Men Feel, How Men Heal (New World Library) and The Deceived Society (Trafford). Stan resides in Northridge, California.

Stan blogs @ WORDPRESS, where he reveals secrets from his Charlotte series to his subscribers!