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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mustafa has shared her expertise on serial killers and their pathologies at hundreds of events across the United States, including the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI), an international conference that addresses emerging technologies in forensic science.

She has been featured on numerous television programs, which have aired on Discovery, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Canada, Lifetime, and National Geographic.

Susan is an investigative journalist and the coauthor of The Most Dangerous Animal of All: Searching For My Father and Finding the Zodiac Killer, written with Gary L. Stewart. This New York Times bestseller chronicles Stewart’s search for his biological father and the heartbreaking discoveries he makes along the way.

Susan is the coauthor of Dismembered, written with Sue Israel, and Blood Bath, written with Special Prosecutor Tony Clayton and Sue Israel. Dismembered is the story of serial killer Sean Vincent Gillis, a Louisiana killer who confessed to the brutal murders and mutilations of eight women. Blood Bath depicts the life and crimes of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, who was linked by DNA to the murders of seven Louisiana women.

Susan also writes inspirational books, including her most recent, Rock Bottom and Back—From Desperation to Inspiration, which she coauthored with Earl B. Heard. This book features 22 people who hit rock bottom and came back to help others in extraordinary ways.

For the past decade, Susan has engaged audiences at universities, conferences, book festivals, civic clubs, and book clubs as she has detailed with humor and poignancy her experiences as a journalist and author.

Susan is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Coming back from rock bottom (author of Rock Bottom and Back™)
  • Serial killers and their pathologies
  • Forensics
  • True crime writing
  • Personal safety
  • Investigative journalism
  • Publishing tips—self publishing vs. traditional publishing
  • Book promotion
  • Magazine writing
  • In-depth interview techniques
  • Inspirational writing
  • Storytelling

For booking information, please contact Rose Gladner at (800) 460-4242 or Earl B. Heard at For more information, please visit www.susanmustafa.