Crime, She Writes is a powerhouse lineup of female true crime professionals, experts and authors providing commentary about the hottest topics on crime, justice, and law from a woman’s perspective.
Now, meet the contributors of Crime, She Writes:
Kathryn Casey is an Amazon.com bestselling author of six true crime books. Ann Rule calls Casey “one of the best in the genre.” Her latest,Shattered, debuted in summer 2010. Singularity, the first in her Sarah Armstrong mystery series, was picked as one of the top crime novel debuts of 2009 by Booklist magazine. Casey, who lives in Houston, Texas, with her white Havanese and her husband, has appeared on Oprah, Montel, Nancy Grace, truTV, Investigation Discovery, E! and A&E.
Stacy Dittrich is an award-winning former police detective and media consultant. A co-host of Justice Interrupted, she’s appeared on CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, Geraldo at Large, “The Nancy Grace Show,” “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell,” and E! True Hollywood in Crime. The author of the acclaimed CeeCee Gallagher detective series, Stacy’s first true crime book is Murder Behind the Badge: True Stories of Cops Who Kill.
Diane Fanning is an Edgar-nominated crime writer of five mystery novels and 10 true crime books. Earlier this year, she given the Defender of the Innocent award from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project and the Freedom Fighter award for her work in the non-profit sector. She has appeared on The Today Show, 48 Hours, 20/20, Biography, Justice with Judge Jeanine and numerous shows on MSNBC, E! and Investigation Discovery networks. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she lived in Virginia for two decades before settling in New Braunfels, Texas.
Susan Murphy-Milano is a nonfiction author and violence expert who is a defender of victims’ rights. After her father, a 30-year veteran and decorated Chicago Police violent crimes investigator, murdered her mother using his service weapon, then turned the gun on himself, Murphy-Milano vowed to change the way intimate partner crimes and homicides are handled and investigated. She has spent her career advocating for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. She has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, American Justice, and CNN. Her third book, Time’s Up: A Guide On How To Leave and Survive Abusive Relationships, was released in 2010. She is also co-host of the weekly television and interactive Internet crime show “Crime Wire” – a place for families to find answers and seek justice.
Dr. Gina Simmons has worked for more than 25 years as a psychotherapist helping individuals, couples and families heal from the painful binds that limit their potential. She enjoys transforming organizations seeking to reduce problem anger and stress, manage conflict, and prevent workplace violence. She’s provided training and consulting services for organizations that include the FBI, the University of California, San Diego, and Cubic Corporation. She’s also an award-winning blogger. For fun and therapy, she hikes, bicycles and plays guitar and other noise-making instruments with her family.
Cathy Scott is the Los Angeles Times’ bestselling author of The Killing of Tupac Shakur. Her eighth book, The Millionaire’s Wife, is scheduled for release in spring 2012. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, Las Vegas Sun, and Reuters news service. She taught journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for five years until she left for the Gulf Coast to cover the largest animal rescue in U.S. history. Her book, Pawprints of Katrina: Pets Saved and Lessons Learned, is a result of that work. Her most recent appearances include Investigation Discovery, VH1 and A&E. In her spare time she bicycles, gardens and hikes with her dogs in Nevada, California and Utah, where she splits her time.