WILD BLUE PRESS

Wild Blue Press

WildBlue Press is an A-Z indie publishing company formed by a consortium of bestselling and award-winning authors with “rising stars” providing widely acclaimed stories as well. Instead of waiting on the whims of traditional publishing companies, our authors decide what they want to publish and when; then we take it from there. We offer the very best in original and previously published, “classic,” works of fiction and non-fiction. Many of our WildBlue Press Classics are in ebook format for the first time, and all have been updated with new material and author commentary. The result is that our readers can be assured of the literary excellence they seek when spending their hard-earned money. Our promise to our authors and our readers is to maintain the highest standards of writing, editing, and production.

THE INTERVIEWS

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CARL DENARO

True Crime Author

In 1976, a killer who called himself "The Son of Sam" shot and killed a half dozen people and wounded as many more in New York City. During his crime spree, the madman left bizarre letters mocking the police and promising more deaths.

After months of terrorizing the city while garnering front-page headlines and international attention, a man named David Berkowitz was arrested. He confessed to the shootings, claiming to be obeying a demon that resided in a dog that belonged to his neighbor “Sam.”

Among the alleged victims was Carl Denaro. On the night he was shot, Denaro was hanging out with some friends at a bar when he met up with a woman named Rosemary Keenan. The couple left the bar and went to Keenan’s car to make out. However, a few minutes later, the windows of the car exploded as Denaro was shot in the head by an unseen assailant. Miraculously, Denaro survived the attack.

When Berkowitz was arrested, he was charged with trying to kill Denaro. However, there was a twist. Although he confessed to the other shootings after his conviction Berkowitz denied attacking Denaro.

Now, after years of research, Denaro is convinced that Berkowitz was telling the truth and that someone else tried to kill him.

In THE SON OF SAM AND ME: The Truth About Why I Wasn’t Shot By David Berkowitz, author Carl Denaro with co-author Brian Whitney (THE SUPREME GENTLEMAN KILLER, WildBlue Press) reveals his search for the truth and his shocking conclusion regarding the identity of the real shooter. In the book, Denaro also writes about his friendship and investigative partnership with Maury Terry, the author of THE ULTIMATE EVIL, which is considered the definitive case study on the theory that Berkowitz did not act alone.

March 22, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Carl Denaro about his latest book The Son of Sam and Me

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STEVE KOSAREFF

True Crime Author

My true crime memoir, SATIN PUMPS: THE MOONLIT MURDER THAT MESMERIZED THE NATION, came about as a challenge to write something with a lot of commercial potential but still appealed to my sensibilities. The idea for the book had been germinating for several years, but it took writing the story for a television producer that began the process. I completed a treatment for a limited television series based on the case but as these things have a habit of doing in Hollywood, the producer's own projects took precedent. Now what was I going to do? Why write the book, of course! But the book would go much deeper into the story and character motivations by looking into their backgrounds which led me into genealogical research.

March 1, 2021

About the Interview:

Interview with Steve Kosareff about his latest book Satin Pumps

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ROD SADLER

True Crime Author

Rod Sadler takes us through the twisted world of a serial killer, in a labor of love that pays respect to those lives the monster destroyed and reminding us why they should never be forgotten and he should never be free." - Dave Schrader, host of Darkness Radio and True Crime Tuesday, and host of The Travel Channel's The Holzer Files.

Will A Serial Killer Soon Walk The Streets Again?

Don Miller was quiet and reserved. As a former youth pastor, he seemed a devout Christian. No one would have ever suspected that the recent graduate of the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice was a serial killer.

However, when Miller was arrested for the attempted murder of two teenagers in 1978, police quickly realized he was probably responsible for the disappearance of four women. Offered a still-controversial plea bargain, he led police to the bodies of the missing women.

Oct 23, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Rod Sadler about his latest book Killing Women

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MIKE ROTHMILLER

True Crime Author

What do Wyatt Earp, Belle Gunness, Big Foot the Renegade, Billy the Kid, and Dr. H.H. Holmes, and The Black Hand have in common?

They were all subjects of true crime newspaper reporting in the 1800s, and now these stories and that of many others are brought together in their original form in a two-volume set: TRUE CRIME CHRONICLES: Serial Killers, Outlaws, and Justice … Real Crime Stories From The 1800s.

Compiled and commented on by New York Times bestselling author Mike Rothmiller, these classic works of journalism resurrect astonishing stories that will take the reader back to when these horrific tales mesmerized a nation. Some may find these articles and their descriptions of people and crimes shocking by today’s standards, but they are representative of the most colorful true crime stories of the day.

TRUE CRIME CHRONICLES, Volume One, includes stories about Belle Gunness, who had a penchant for killing men and feeding them to her hogs, Dr. Holmes and his “murder castle,” The Bloody Benders, and Amelia Dyer, the “baby farmer,” the darker side of Wyatt Earp, and the forerunners of the American Mafia, “The Black Hand.” Imagine yourself accompanying these reporters visiting the crime scenes, interviewing witnesses, and penning the stories of murder, lynchings, evil, and swift frontier justice.

Oct 21, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Mike Rothmiller about his latest book True Crime Chronicles: Serial killers, Outlaws, and  Justice

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MICHAEL STREED

True Crime Author

SketchCop – Drawing the Line Against Crime is the story of Sergeant (Ret.) Michael W. Streed – The SketchCop. He is the person police call when something bad happens. When his phone rings, it’s because police need his help solving their most difficult and heinous cases.

During his 35-year career, Michael has provided signature images for some of America’s most notorious murders, rapes, and kidnappings. His sketches decorate walls inside detective squad rooms, coast-to-coast, from Los Angeles to Baltimore, a stark reminder of the evil that lurks among us.

Aug 18, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Michael Streed about his latest book Sketch Cop

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BRIAN WHITNEY

True Crime Author

This is the story of Elliot Rodger, and how he turned from a nice, quiet polite young man to the first self-identified incel (involuntarily celibate) killer . . .
Elliot Rodger considered himself to be intelligent, refined, handsome, fashionable and charming. He spent years trying to be cool so women would like him. He thought if he just wore expensive and fashionable clothing, had a better car, or if he were rich, then women would throw themselves at him. In fact, he thought himself to be "The Supreme Gentleman."

Aug 17, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Brian Whitney about her latest book Supreme Gentleman Killer: The True Story of an Incel Mass  Murder

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ALICE KAY HILL

True Crime Author

In April of 1932, eight-year-old Dorothy Hunter was abducted while walking home from school. Her mutilated body was later found hidden in a haystack. Not long after, police reported that a local farmer named Richard Read confessed to Dorothy’s rape and murder. But his arrest was not enough for the citizens on Northwestern Kansas. Removing him from his jail cell in Cheyenne County, a mob bound and hanged Read from a tree in what would be the state’s final lynching.

Aug 4, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Alice Kay Hill about her latest book Under a Full Moon: The Last Lynching in Kansas

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KATHERINE ELLISON

True Crime Author

Ellison reflects on her mistakes and her triumphs as she weaves together the stories of how her Pulitzer Prize-winning career almost ended before it began, how she nearly missed marrying the love of her life, and how she unwittingly got drawn into a stranger-than-fiction murder case.This remarkable memoir by a Pulitzer Prize- and Polk Award-winning journalist takes readers on a wild, tragicomic ride from the criminal courtrooms of California’s Silicon Valley to the Himalayan mountains of Pakistan to the deserts of Ethiopia. In delightful, insightful prose, Katherine Ellison reflects on her mistakes and her triumphs as she reveals the stories of how her career almost ended before it began, how she nearly missed marrying the love of her life, and how she unwittingly got drawn into a bizarre murder case

Apr 4, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Katherine Ellison about her latest book Mothers and Murderers

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CHRISTIAN BARTH

True Crime Author

A culmination of more than nine years of research, Barth’s book is compiled from multiple sources, including interviews with retired New Jersey State Police detectives, law enforcement officials from other jurisdictions, federal agents, possible witnesses, victim family members, as well as information gathered from FBI case files, letters, journals, libraries, newspaper articles, and university archives.

March 30, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Christian Barth about his latest book Garden State Parkway Murders

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REBECCA MORRIS

True Crime Author

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Morris is a veteran journalist who worked in radio and television news in New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington and was a free-lance writer for The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, People, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, and many other publications

Feb 19, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Rebecca Morris about her latest book A Murder in My Hometown

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CHRIS RUSSO BLACKWOOD

True Crime Author

Chris Russo Blackwood has always had a passion for solving mysteries. In 2012, she became intrigued by the uncanny coincidences and drama surrounding My Brother’s Keeper and began chronicling the myriad facts in this case that would become the basis for her first book. Working side-by-side with her friend, public relations executive Ann Edelman, and Ted Kergan, the victim’s brother and protege, whose dogged determination kept this case alive for decades, Chris uses her all-compassing knowledge of people and places indigenous to South Louisiana, both now and in 1984, to weave this rollercoaster tale of Gary Kergan’s murder and the 30-year relentless pursuit of the two killers by his brother, Ted.

Feb 17, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with Chris Russo Blackwood about her latest book My Brother's Keeper

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BURL BARER

True Crime Author

Burl Barer is an Edgar Award-winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience. Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media.

Barer’s career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media, ABC’s Good Morning America, Investigation Discovery’s Deadly WomenScorned, and Snapped on the Oxygen Network.

Aug 6, 2019

About the Interview:

Interview with Burl Barer about his latest book Betrayal in Blue

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BRIAN WHITNEY

True Crime Author

In 2012, the Canadian Press ignited a firestorm of criticism by naming killer Luka Magnotta as its “Newsmaker Of The Year.” But while the recognition was questionable for its sensitivity, there’s no doubt that few people had captured the public’s attention like the young murderer and internet sensation.

A male escort and sometimes model, Magnotta had earned his notoriety by videotaping himself stabbing Chinese student Lin Jun to death with an ice pick and dismembering the body, before posting the video online. After mailing Jun’s hands and feet to elementary schools, he then led Interpol on a manhunt that ended when he was arrested at an Internet café in Berlin where he was reading news stories about himself.

Dec 18, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Brian Whitney about his latest book My Son, The Killer: The Untold Story of Luka Magnotta

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JOHN FERAK

True Crime Author

JOHN FERAK is an authority on wrongful arrest and conviction cases. His 2016 book for WildBlue Press, FAILURE OF JUSTICE, chronicled the nation's largest wrongful conviction case. His first book, BLOODY LIES told the story of a CSI director who went to prison for planting blood in high-profile Nebraska murder cases. Ferak's fifth true-crime book, WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery, is being published through Colorado-based WildBlue Press on November 20, 2018.

Nov 23, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with John Ferak discusses his book Wrecking Crew

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FRANK C. GIRARDOT JR.

True Crime Author

Best-selling author FRANK C. GIRARDOT has been called the "Demon dog of true crime" by none other than Black Dahlia author James Ellroy. Praise for his writing has come from authors as varied as Walter Kirn and Michael Fleeman.
His books have ranged from Name Dropper, a chronicle on the bizarre antics of a murdering imposter who called himself Clark Rockefeller to Betrayal in Blue a look at cocaine dealing cops in the 1980s New York City, which was co-authored by Burl Barer and Ken Eurell, one of the actual cops.

Oct  29, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Frank C. Giratdot Jr. discusses his book Burned

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RICHARD T. CAHILL JR.

True Crime Author

In 1936, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. Almost all of America believed Hauptmann guilty; only a few magazines and tabloids published articles questioning his conviction. In the ensuing decades, many books about the Lindbergh case have been published. Some have declared Hauptmann the victim of a police conspiracy and frame-up, and one posited that Lindbergh actually killed his own son and fabricated the entire kidnapping to mask the deed.

Feb 16, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with Richard T. Cahill Jr. about his latest book Hauptmann's Ladder

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M. WILLIAM PHELPS 

True Crime Author

When her missing boyfriend is found murdered, his body encased in cement inside a watering trough and dumped in a cattle field, a local sheriff’s deputy is arrested and charged with his murder. But as New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist M. William Phelps digs in, the truth leads to questions about her guilt.

In his first full-length, original true-crime book for WildBlue Press, Phelps delivers a hard-hitting, unique reading experience, immersing readers in the life of the first female deputy in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, who claims a sexual harassment suit she filed against the sheriff led to a murder charge. Is Tracy Fortson guilty or innocent? You read and decide.

Jan 31, 2018

About the Interview:

Interview with M. William Phelps about his latest book Targeted

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JUDITH A. YATES

True Crime Author

Criminologist Judith A. Yates has appeared as a guest speaker, lecturer, and instructor for numerous organizations for over 25 years, to include the Dallas Area Paralegal Association, numerous PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) organizations across the United States, the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators, the Tennessee Correction Association, and many more.

Dec 17, 2017

About the Interview:

Interview with Judith A. Yates about her latest book Bullied to Death

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KEN EURELL

True Crime Author

He is a former NYPD officer. Hired in 1981 at the age of 20 he was assigned the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn for training, then assigned to the 75th precinct in the East New York section of Brooklyn. It wasn't until a fateful partner assignment years later in 1987 that Eurell was exposed to the darker side of the NYPD. This left the difficult decision of whether to cross over the thin blue line that separated cops from criminals. Eurell began to write down his exploits into a memoir. The criminal activity continued for 5 years until 1992 when he was arrested on R.I.C.O. charges with his ex-partner from the 75th precinct. In 2014, he appeared in the documentary The Seven Five.

Jan 17, 2017

About the Interview:

Interview with Ken Eurell about his book Betrayal in Blue