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September 11, 2018

August 8, 2018

We stood behind the podium where PBA President Patrick Lynch told the media that killing a police officer means life in prison, no parole, no chance to walks the streets of New York City to kill again. Mary Beth O'Neill talked about her husband, a police officer, who was shot by a man out on parole after comm...

January 25, 2018

His face filled the TV screen in the Green Room, hazel eyes concentrating on my book. He sat comfortably, turning pages, then turning back, squinting when the makeup artist dabbed foundation on his cheeks. When I walked into the room he stood and shook my hand and smiled. Life Detonated is the perfect title f...

October 23, 2017

I wonder what it must be like when a bomb explodes. My husband was killed by such an explosion and I imagined the rumble and shock and deafening percussion as the ground rocked and the air transformed into a solid mass of black rain. I imagined the blast so violent you are knocked senseless, and when you wake...

September 25, 2017

Inside the NYPD Bomb Squad


POSTED: APR 03 2017 07:05PM EDT


NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Fox 5 News got an exclusive look inside the NYPD Bomb Squad's training and preparation in the Rodman's Neck section of...

September 11, 2017

Brian Murray, NYPD Bomb Squad, killed in the line of duty September 11, 1976

The first anniversary of my husband’s death loomed ahead. As soon as the calendar rolled around to September, the dread began to build. I needed to plan something to get me through that day. I didn’t want to share it with family. My g...

September 4, 2017

PBA President Patrick Lynch addresses media.

December 1977, NYPD PBA Holiday Party

It was our first time, just past the first anniversary of Brian’s death. We were invited to the party where I thought we would meet other families, talk about raising our children alone, trade phone numbers. But the boys and I sa...

August 20, 2017


Drawing on letters and newspaper articles, former writing instructor and political advocate Moran re-creates her personal history and the events leading up to Sept. 11, 1976, when Croatian freedom fighters launched a terrorist attack in New York City that killed her husband.

In this moving memoir, the a...

August 8, 2017

Wrong. What lie ahead was more trouble than writing the book in the first place. I looked up the criteria for agent submissions. Query letter and Proposal. A query letter. Just a letter highlighting your book and credentials. Right? Not quite. It is anything but “just,” as it must be concise and amusing and a...