Journalists, Authors & Blogs I Like (and You Might, Too)

Deborah Blum, a Pulitzer winning science writer, wrote The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.

John Blumenthal, a screenwriter and humorist wrote Three and a Half Virgins.

Kathryn Casey’s true crime books include Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress and a Heartless Texas Murder and Shattered.

Sophia Dembling wrote The Introvert’s Way: Living A Quiet Life In A Noisy World and is writing a sequel.

Dan Drollette wrote Goldrush in the Jungle about Vietnam’s spectacular undiscovered creatures and the fight to save them.

Jack El-Hai wrote The Nazi and the Psychiatrist about the relationship of Hermann Goring and Dr. Douglas M Kelley in WWII.

Diane Fanning, an Edgar nominee, wrote the true crime book Through the Window and the Detective Lucinda Pierce mysteries.

Dan Ferber co-authored Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health, and What We Can Do About It.

Beverly Gray wrote Roger Corman: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers.

Jonathan Green’s book Murder in the High Himalaya is about Chinese border guards’ brutal murder of a teenage Tibetan nun fleeing to India.

Brendan Koerner wrote The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking.

Irene S. Levine PhD wrote Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend.

Steven Long fights for horses as the founder/editor of Horseback Magazine.

Linda Marsa wrote Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves.

Dennis McDougal’s Bob Dylan biography will be published in May 2014. He produced the documentary Inventing L.A., based on Privileged Son, his bestselling biography of Otis Chandler.

Pat McNees’ incredible website,, is an incredible, info-rich feast for writers, researchers and readers alike.

Robert McGarvey tackles the freelance writing biz with 25 Secrets for Successful Freelancers.

Pat McNees’s Dying: A Book of Comfort is a classic and her Writers and Editors website is a treasure trove.

Erik Ness, who writes about nature and the environment, looks at the city’s water supply in Will Madison Run Dry?

Todd Pitock, a journalist who often reports from overseas, wrote Science and Islam for Discover magazine.

Robert Scott’s true crime book titles include Kill the Ones You Love.

Harry Shannon pens horror novels and the Mick Callahan suspense thrillers.

Tom Szollosi, wrote the crime novella Dead Set on Tuesday.

Cat Warren, author of What the Dog Knows, explores the world of cadaver dogs.

Steve Weinberg is writing Investigative Journalism in America: A History.

Barry Yeoman, a journalist, created the radio documentary Still Singing the Blues with Richard Ziglar about older blues artists still performing in New Orleans and South Louisiana.

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