Kerrie Droban is an award-winning author and criminal defense attorney residing in Phoenix, Arizona. With numerous appearances and interviews on national television and radio shows, Kerrie has established herself as an expert on motorcycle gangs and the pathology of the criminal mind.
Kerrie is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and the University of Arizona where she received her Masters and Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Poetry.
Kerrie has been a keynote speaker at gang task force conferences and a national speaker at various writing conferences across the country. She has also appeared on national television on CNBC’s American Greed, “A Widow’s Web.” “A & E’s “Gangland” “Behind Enemy Lines”, the American Hero’s Channel, “Codes and Conspiracies,” Investigation ID and the Discovery Channel’s “Deadly Devotion.”She’s available for interviews, conferences, writing workshops and more. Learn more about Kerrie’s past workshops and seminars.
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Critics have described Kerrie’s novels as “riveting, compelling and shocking” filled with “heart-stopping action” and at times “terrifying characters” “who will live in our thoughts for a long time to come.” Her 2007 non-fiction, true crime book entitled Running with the Devil: The True Story of ATF’s Infiltration of the Arizona Hells Angels earned her a 2008 Commissioner’s Medal for Superior Performance from the Kentucky Department of Corrections after she was a keynote speaker at the National Major Gang Task Force 14th Annual Conference.
Her true crime books, Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF’s Infiltration of the Hells Angels, (Lyons Press, 2007) won the USA News National Book Award for best True Crime in 2008 and Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: My Life Born Into Madness,(St. Martin’s, Winter, 2011) is a two-time winner of the USA News National Book Award for Best True Crime and Best Memoir). Her book, Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws: My Infiltrations into America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs, (St. Martin’s, Winter 2013) is now a television series entitled, “Gangland Undercover,” produced by the History Channel. Her book, A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of Gary Triano, was featured on American Greed, Dateline and in “Murders and Mansions” produced by La Brea Entertainment. Kerrie’s poetry collection entitled “The Language of Butchers” has received critical acclaim, excerpts of which are published in The Antioch Review, Poet Lore, New Letters and Amelia and have won The Academy of American Poet’s Award, New Letters International Poetry Award, The Amelia Encore Award and The Daniel Shockett Award. Her fiction, The Watchman’s Circle (New Concepts Publishing) received the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery Writing Excellence.
The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club
Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF’s Infiltration of the Hells Angels
Prodigal Father Pagan Son
A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of a Tucson High-roller
Vagos, Mongols & Outlaws: My Infiltration of America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs
In the Company of Darkness
The Watchman’s Circle
The Language of Butchers
Honors & Awards
Academy of American Poets’ Award
New Letters International Poetry Award
Amelia Encore Award
Poet Lore Award
Daniel Shockett Award for Excellence in Creative Writing
Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense/Mystery – The Watchman’s Circle
Clara Award for Excellence
USA News National Book Award for Best True Crime – Running with the Devil: The True Story of the ATF’s Infiltration of the Hells Angels, 2008
“Best Books” Award Winner for Best True Crime & Best Memoir – Prodigal Father, Pagan Son: My Life Born Into Madness