Sue Russell is an award-winning journalist and author based in California. She has written over 1,500 articles for publications including the Washington Post, New Scientist, Salon.com, PSmag.com, Miller-McCune.com, American Legion, GE’s Healthymagination.com, Healthline.com, and the UK’s Independent, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Express, Sunday Times and Hello! She is a former Contributing Editor to Success Magazine, Hong Kong Tatler and Asia Tatler magazines and her work has also appeared internationally in publications like Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Irish Tatler.

Sue regularly writes about crime and criminal justice, health and medicine, social and women’s issues, Hollywood and celebrities. Her stories have involved issues like flawed forensic science, bias and fingerprints, eyewitness identification procedures, false confessions, wrongful convictions, animal rights law and extreme activism, fire and arson investigations, wildfire research, violent crimes against law enforcement officers and girls in gangs. Health and medical writing topics include migraine, biofeedback, influenza, gastrointestinal disorders. She has interviewed a multitude of celebrities: Christina Aguilera, Heidi Klum, Sean Connery, Jane Fonda, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jermaine and LaToya Jackson, Rod Stewart, the Trump family, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, to name but a few.

Her fact crime book Lethal Intent is about serial killer Aileen Wuornos who shot seven men to death in Florida and was executed in 2002. Sue spent two years investigating Wuornos’s life and covering her trial and court appearances. She is currently writing The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art for CUNY Journalism Press with illustrator/co-author Elizabeth Williams. It will feature the work of five award-winning artists and trials spanning Jack Ruby and Charles Manson to Bernard Madoff.

As an author, Sue has been featured on various television shows and radio shows on both sides of the Atlantic...and beyond. She has appeared on the A&E channel’s Biography and Notorious, Investigation Discovery Channel’s Deadly Women, Jane Velez-Mitchell’s Issues, CNN and HLN broadcasts, and on Britain’s This Morning and Good Morning Australia.

BOOKS: Lethal Intent, published by Pinnacle Books USA. The Illustrated Courtroom: 50 Years of Court Art (co-author) forthcoming from CUNY Journalism Press. How to Buy & Sell (just about) Everything (contributor) Free Press, USA. Damsel of Death (also about executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos) published by Virgin, U.K. and Virgin, Australia (hardback and paperback.) Star Mothers: The Moms Behind the Celebrities, published by Simon & Schuster, USA, & St. Martin’s Press, USA (hardback & paperback.) (Co-authors: Cher’s mother & Phyllis Quinn.) Sensual Beauty: co-author with Britt Ekland. Published Sidgwick & Jackson, U.K., Merrimack, USA (hardback & paperback.)

American Society of Journalists & Authors.
Authors Guild, USA.
Investigative Reporters & Editors
Society of Professional Journalists

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