Latest NewsAugust 19, 2016
The 20th anniversary of the death of JonBenet Ramsey is in December 2016. Stephen’s 1999 book about the murder of JonBenet explored the realm of child exploitation and its connection to the crime. In August 2016 Singular released an updated version of Presumed Guilty: An Investigation Into The JonBenet Ramsey Case, The Media, And The Culture Of Pornography on Amazon Kindle. It examines why the case still hasn’t been solved and the most important developments over the past seventeen years. Stephen will be interviewed by Sharp Entertainment for a documentary on the case to be aired later in 2016.
Stephen and Joyce’s latest book: Shadow on the Mountain: Nancy Pfister, Dr. William Styler, and the Murder of Aspen’s Golden Girl was published on 3/22/16 by St. Martin’s Press.
Because of the widespread interest in the O.J. Simpson case generated by the FX series, we’ve had numerous requests to publish Stephen’s 1996 Legacy of Deception: An Investigation of Mark Fuhrman and Racism in the LAPD as an e-book. It’s now available for purchase through Kindle/Amazon and Smashwords. The updated version contains new information about the important developments that followed the original publication of the book:
Latest Developments in Aspen murder of Nancy Pfister: In January 2016, Nancy’s daughter Juliana filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Styler’s wife, Nancy Masson-Styler. The suit was an attempt to keep Masson-Styler from collecting on her husband’s $1 million life insurance policy. In mid-2014, Masson-Styler was fully exonerated in the murder following her husband’s confession — but Juliana’s filing suggested that there was evidence to the contrary. In August 2016, the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.
In Sept. 2014, Stephen appeared on ABC’s 20/20 with Deborah Roberts to discuss this case. Stephen and Joyce were also hired as consultants by ABC News. This book explores the themes of class stratification in Aspen and the surprising legal resolution of the murder. After pleading guilty to the homicide, Dr. William Styler III committed suicide in prison, raising more questions about the case. The book examines the ambiguity of justice in Aspen around the death of one of its most colorful citizens.
On 3/12/16, the “New York Daily News” wrote an article on Shadow on the Mountain – see link:
On 3/20/16 the “New York Post also featured an article on the book – see link:
On 3/4/2016, Stephen was featured on an I.D. Discovery Channel program about the Nancy Pfister case.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ll (Joyce, Steve and Eric) be featured speakers at the first annual Colorado Book Festival at the main branch of the Denver Public Library on September 10, 2016m from 11:a.m till 4p.m.. We’ll be discussing our non-fiction book, The Spiral Notebook, and how the three of us ending up working together on it. Eric is currently working on a fictional screenplay with us. Governor John Hickenlooper will kick off the event at 10:15 a.m. that day. The event is free and open to the public. We will be speaking from 1:15 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.
In June 2015, the Singulars, represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME), released a book about James Holmes, who carried out the largest mass shooting in American history in July 2012 in suburban Denver. The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth, published by Counterpoint Press, examines the entire mass shooting phenomenon, including gun control, mental health, video games, neuroscience, the death penalty, doctor/patient confidentiality, and offers a variety of perspectives from the twenty-something generation that’s driven much of this violence. The Spiral Notebook was one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award for creative non-fiction.
In 2011, the rights to the couple’s 2008 book, When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back, were purchased by Sony. The Lifetime movie based on this book, “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs,” starring Tony Goldwyn of the hit ABC- TV show, “Scandal,” aired on 6/28/14. Immediately following the movie, Lifetime presented an hour long documentary on Warren Jeffs and the FLDS, bringing the story into the present. Stephen and others were featured in this companion documentary. See the Denver Post link: http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/2014/05/27/outlaw-prophet-warren-jeffs-lifetime-june/18826/
In July 2008, Stephen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., about potential federal crimes associated with polygamy, at the request of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Go to the U.S. Senate Judiciary archives to see the transcript.
June 18, 2014, was the 30th anniversary of the assassination of talk show host, Alan Berg. Stephen was interviewed about his book on Berg, Talked to Death, by Colorado Public Radio. See link: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/murder-colorado-radio-man-alan-berg-still-resonates-30-years-later. The book became the basis of the 1989 Oliver Stone movie, “Talk Radio.”
On 4/24/14, Joyce and Stephen gave a talk at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle by Sedalia, CO on the JonBenet Ramsey case. This was their second appearance at the castle.
In April 2014 Stephen appeared on the I.D. Discovery Channel’s Perfect Murder series to discuss his “New York Times” best-selling book, A Killing in the Family, the story of Cinnamon and Patti Brown. In 2012, Joyce appeared on I.D. Discovery Channel’s Deadly Women series for the book, “Sweet Evil.” Stephen was also featured on the I.D. Discovery Channel for the 1995 book “Charmed to Death.”
In 2011, Joyce Jacques Singular completed work on A Small Difference. In this project, she assisted Raymond Plank, the founder of the multinational Apache Oil Corporation, with his memoir, published in 2012. See link:
Stephen and Joyce have recently assisted a prominent Denver lawyer in the writing of his memoir.
Stephen has appeared on numerous media outlets including, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball, CNN’s Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper’s 360, TruTV, ESPN, and FOX.
The couple are available for book doctoring, editing, and assistance with articles, promotional material, full-length manuscripts, and other professional writing projects, particularly in Denver and throughout Colorado’s Front Range.