About the Author

CP headshot small fileCatherine Pelonero is an author and playwright whose work has been published and produced across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Pelonero is originally from Buffalo, New York, where she studied playwriting with Emanuel Fried. Her first short play, Family Names, won the Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and is published by Samuel French, Inc.  Pelonero’s other plays include Pioneers in Paradise (Theatre West); Puppies with Papers, a finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville; and the absurd comedy,Another Effing Family Drama, which premiered at the 2011 Hollywood Fringe Festival and was chosen for Best of the Fringe. Other works have been finalists for the New Century Writer Award, the Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition, and the Chesterfield Writers Film Project.

Kitty Genovese is her first nonfiction book. Pelonero became intrigued by the case and spent six years researching the facts and personalities at the heart of the story. Written as a narrative, the book gives a personal, in depth look at the life of Kitty Genovese rather than just an account of the crime.

Catherine Pelonero is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors Unit, and a Vice Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights (ALAP). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, hockey broadcaster Josh Brewster, and their two sons.

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