Coming Soon: Life Detonated: The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker - 10/10/2017

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our newest Memoir, Life Detonated: The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker. In this stunning memoir, Kathleen Murray Moran details her journey out of poverty and into the arms of a vibrant young man whose life and death would forever impact her life. Kirkus Review calls it a “raw, somber emotional journey that concludes with hope and a measure of forgiveness.”


On September 11, 1976, Kathleen Murray was a young mother whose life was drastically changed when her husband, Brian Murray, a NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by the accidental detonation of a terrorist’s bomb.   Life Detonated is a powerful memoir that tells the story of a young woman’s journey out of poverty and into the arms of a vibrant young man whose life and death would forever impact her life. It also details Kathleen's dysfunctional relationship through letters with one of the terrorists, and their disastrous meeting in person.   This gripping true story is a dramatic statement on resilience in the face of devastating loss, the long road to healing, and, ultimately, the empowerment found by coming away from tragedy stronger than before.


Kathleen Murray Moran holds a BA in Journalism (Magna cum Laude) and an MA in English from SUNY Stony Brook. She has taught writing and literature at Suffolk Community College for twenty-five years.   She is the widow of Brian Murray, and the co-founder of Survivors of the Shield (SOS).  She was also instrumental in passing legislation that led to former Governor Mario Cuomo’s COPS Agenda. She worked with Mayor DeBlasio and Councilwoman Christine Quinn’s office to rename the Charles Street corner of Bleecker Street in New York City, Police Officer Brian Murray Way, which was dedicated in an official ceremony on October 1, 2014.   She lives on Long Island where she organizes writing and book groups.  Kathleen is currently working on her first novel.


Published October 10, 2017. Preorder now on Barnes and Noble, Indiebound, Amazon, or through any of your local bookstores!