Crime and serial killer expert, creator/producer and host of the Investigation Discovery series DARK MINDS, acclaimed, award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps is the New York Times bestselling author of 28 nonfiction books and winner of the 2013 Excellence in Journalism Award and the 2008 New England Book Festival Award. A highly sought-after pundit, Phelps has made over 100 television appearances: “Early Show", “The Today Show”, “The View”, “Fox & Friends", truTV, Discovery Channel, Fox News Channel, “Good Morning America", TLC, BIO, History, Oxygen, OWN, and many others. He’s appeared on USA Radio Network, Catholic Radio, Mancow, Wall Street Journal Radio, Zac Daniel, Ava Maria Radio, Catholic Channel, EWTN Radio, ABC News Radio, and many more. He is also one of the recurring experts frequently appearing on the long-running series’ DEADLY WOMEN and SNAPPED.
Radio America calls Phelps “the nation’s leading authority on the mind of the female murderer,” and TV Rage says, “M. William Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer.”
A respected journalist, Phelps has written for numerous publications—including the Providence Journal, Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Courant—and consulted on the first season of the hit Showtime cable television series “Dexter.”
For speaking engagements, personal appearances, private functions, lectures, interest in film rights or any branding and/or television/film/book business, please contact Phelps’ entertainment attorney/manager, Matthew Valentinas, through his website, phone (857.636.0875), or email.
For producers seeking interviews/appearances, fans or simple queries, don’t hesitate to email Phelps directly or call his Connecticut office and leave a brief message: 860.870.7247
Check out Phelps’s cover story for Connecticut Magazine, “Blonde, Blue-eyed and Gone”, based on his investigative work behind an episode of DARK MINDS under the same title. Here you can see Phelps discuss that same article and the case with a victim’s family member.
Phelps has recently collaborated with New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen on MADNESS, SEX, SERIAL KILLER: A Disturbing Collection of True Crime Cases, an exclusive ebook. Also, please visit Crime Rant Books, an ebook publishing company Phelps and Olsen have started together.
The year 2015 will bring several new titles and re-releases to print from Phelps, along with television appearances and other major projects (both film and print) Phelps is currently working on.
In early 2015, Phelps explores the Clara Schwartz case in his already well-received and praised book, I’D KILL FOR YOU. 20-year-old Clara, a James Madison University student, allegedly “obsessed with assassins and magic,” was sentenced to 48 years in prison for convincing a boy she knew, 18-year-old Kyle Hulbert, to murder her father, renowned DNA scientist Dr. Robert Schwartz. Phelps spent six months interviewing admitted killer and self-proclaimed vampire Kyle Hulbert for this book. It is an in-depth portrait of mental illness, manipulation and murder.
In mid-2015, TO LOVE AND TO KILL publishes. It is a book about Emilia Carr, Joshua Fulgham and the senseless murder of Heather Strong in Ocala, Florida. The depravity and pathos involved in this true story will stay with readers long after turning the last page.
The summer or 2015 brings the paperback publication of THE KILLING KIND
Phelps would like to share how honored he is that Dartmouth College Press/University Press of New England’s ForeEdge imprint will publish a new, paperback edition of NATHAN HALE in March 2015. To have one of his books on ForeEdge’s spring list is a rewarding and honorable experience for Phelps.
Later in 2015/early 2016, Phelps will publish the definitive account of Jennifer “Hiccup Girl” Mee. The book ONE BREATH AWAY looks at Jennifer Mee’s entire life story and what led her down a path to murder. The book also takes a close look into the abyss of the celebrity-driven culture we live in today and what the cost of being a reality star truly is.
Phelps is researching two books right now and looking for a third case. Two books slated for publication in 2016/17 currently include the incredible case of Vonlee (Nicole) Titlow and Billie Jean Rogers out of Troy, Michigan, and the Kimberly Cargill case in Texas. If you have information about either of these cases or an idea for future case, please contact Phelps directly.
If you’ve survived the wrath of a serial killer, murder attempt on your life or a violent episode and want to share it with readers, please email Phelps. He is interested in speaking with crime victim survivors for an eBook project series called SHE SURVIVED.
To link up with Phelps’s author page at Kensington Books, go here.
Of note, most of Phelps’ books will be available in audio this year at Audible.com and Recorded Books.
To connect with Phelps’ collection of books through Barnes & Noble, go here! Additional sellers: BAM!, Walmart, Target, and Indie Bound.
Shop around. There are some great deals on print and eBooks online. And if you want your print books signed, send the book with a SASE to Phelps’ PO Box address below. Without a self-addressed-stamped-envelope (SASE) and proper postage included, sorry, but we cannot send the books back.
If you are looking for a signed photo of Phelps, please send a SASE to the PO Box with that request.
Check out Phelps’s growing list of exclusive eBooks!
To watch interviews and videos of Phelps, take your pick here.
Latest Hollywood news regarding Phelps’s books to film, go here.
To write to Phelps the old-fashioned way:
M. William Phelps
PO BOX 3215
Vernon, CT 06066
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A personal note from Phelps:
Thank you for visiting my website. I would like to humbly express my deepest gratitude and thank each and every reader and television viewer personally for buying my books and/or tuning into my television appearances. I know you have choices, and I feel as though I am the luckiest, most blessed person alive. I never take what I do for granted. I look forward to the years to come and the great stories I aim to tell, and the potential cases we might shed new light on together. My fans are the most important part of what I do.
Furthermore, several of the cases we have profiled on DARK MINDS have led to genuine, productive tips I have passed along to law enforcement, who tell me these tips have led to potential suspects and “breaks” in the cases. We ARE making a difference! Please continue to spread word. The public can solve crimes!
Please join me on Twitter and Facebook and keep up with everything going on—two places on the web where you can find the latest info about me and what’s happening in real time. Don’t be afraid to send me a greeting or reminder of the type of crime stories you’d like me to cover in book form or on television. I may not write back to every person that contacts me, but I read every email and letter.
Again, thank you for believing! I owe a great debt to each reader.
My very best,
PS: Lastly, I’d like to share a personal achievement from 2014, which was born out of an idea I had a few years back. On November 1, 2014, along with Aprille White Falletti and the Vernon (CT) Police Department, I was able to erect a memorial for Lisa Joy White, who has been missing for forty years from the Rockville section of Vernon, CT. The memorial is located at Talcottville Park in Rockville, CT, near the last spot Lisa was seen. Many of you might recognize Lisa as being one of the girls I featured in an episode of Dark Minds and wrote about for Connecticut Magazine, both pieces titled “Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone …”
Lisa Joy White left 108 Prospect Street in Rockville and walked east toward the center of town on November 1, 1974, at approximately 8:00/8:30 PM. She was never seen again.
For me, the missing person’s case of Lisa Joy White involves a promise I made to a neighbor and friend, the late Judi Kelly, Lisa’s mother, some years ago. I told Judi that I would do what I could to help find her daughter. Erecting that memorial was another portion of that promise fulfilled. I am privileged and humbled to be able to take part in giving Lisa’s memory a permanent place in her community. A crime victim was honored and memorialized on the day we celebrated the memorial. With that simple stone and etching, a crime victim took back her dignity and now has a lasting place in the community. Lisa is immortalized—she is not floating anymore, wandering. Anyone walking by the memorial will be introduced to Lisa’s story. For that and the honor of knowing Lisa’s family, I am entirely and infinitely grateful.
Please see Lisa Joy White’s Facebook page for more information.
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