The Vault: Part 1

It’s nearly impossible to write about this which is why I’ve placed it in The Vault, [My Vault] a large underground chamber [of secrets] used for storage. It’s where I keep my darkest pain. But This—the loss of my son, I can’t keep there anymore. He was too beautiful a soul; he deserves to be … Read more

The Last Chicago Boss – A True Murder Podcast

As many of my fans may already know, last October I spoke with Dan Zupansky on True Murder podcast about the chilling case of Gary Triano. A few weeks later, Dan reached out again and said fans enjoyed our show and wanted to hear more! On this episode, we talked all about the Chicago Outlaws … Read more

How To Become A True Crime Writer

Become A True Crime Writer Are you wondering what it takes to become a true crime writer? Writing true crime is not for faint of heart, but if you’re fascinated by the human condition and want to know why people do the things they do, read on for some helpful tips: First, get tough. Prepare … Read more

Analyzing Biker Culture | Crime Bites Podcast

Analyzing Biker Culture Recently I had the pleasure of speaking on the Crime Bites podcast, hosted by criminologist Professor Elizabeth Yardley. In this show, get some insights on what we really know about biker clubs, what makes them so intriguing to outsiders, and how biker clubs have changed throughout history. Plus, learn what it’s like … Read more

A Halloween Special: Real-Life Monsters

Facts About Psychopaths Psychopaths (from the Greek root psyche and pathos meaning “sick mind” or “suffering soul”) have always been with us, among us and, some might argue, in us. But what if they are of our own making? What if we are the parent of a psychopath–think, Leopold and Loeb (and the senseless murder … Read more

The Murder Case of Gary Triano | True Murder Podcast

This week I spoke with Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder Podcast, where we discussed the case behind one of my earlier books, A Socialite Scorned. In this podcast, we discuss the case of Gary Triano, a millionaire real estate developer from Tucson, Arizona who was killed in Tucson by a pipe bomb explosion. His … Read more

Chicago Magazine Talks Biker Gangs With Big Pete

Chicago Magazine likely knows a thing or two about the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Journalist Adam Morgan sat down with Big Pete, the subject of The Last Chicago Boss, to chat about the impact of TV motorcycle gangs on biker culture. One of the worst things that could ever happen to motorcycle clubs was Sons … Read more

The Last Chicago Boss Featured in Penthouse Magazine

Pete knew that one day he’d be a big part of the Chicago Outlaws. Each decision he made throughout his young adult life was carefully calculated to benefit his eventual place in the Outlaws inner circle. And even as an outsider, he knew that there were better ways to run the club. I always wanted … Read more