Latest NewsMarch 20, 2017
Stephen and Joyce Singular have joined with an award-winning TV and film producer to create a powerful documentary about police and PTSD. Set in a southwestern landscape of petroglyphs and breathtaking vistas, this is a raw and intimate look at a family struggling with a disorder that impacts millions of Americans. In 2016, police officers shot and killed just under 1,000 citizens, many of them unarmed or mentally ill. The year before the number was similar and more than 50 officers committed suicide. As these events played out on America’s TV screens, one woman decided to take action. Joni Pace contacted “New York Times” bestselling author, Stephen Singular, telling him that the root cause of much of the violence was being ignored. She knew this because her husband, Brent Pace, had been a Utah police officer for more than three decades and suffered from severe PTSD…The Singulars are working on a book in conjunction with the documentary.
The 20th anniversary of the death of JonBenet Ramsey arrived in late December 2016. Stephen Singular’s 1999 book about the girl’s murder 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. With 70 new pages added to the original text, it examines why the case hasn’t been solved and the most important developments over the past seventeen years. It’s the only book on the crime that presents a third scenario beyond the Ramseys or an intruder killing JonBenet — and opens up new areas of inquiry.
Stephen and Joyce Singular were interviewed about the JonBenet Ramsey case by Pearse Redmond for his “Porkins Policy Review” radio show on December 6, 2016, at 4 pm EST. Click here for the link. They also spoke about the case with Ron Chepesiuk for his “Crime Beat Radio” program on December 22, 2016, at 8 pm EST. Click here for the link. On January 4, 2017, they talked about their 2015 title, “The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth,” with Dan Zupansky, host of the “True Murder” podcast.
Stephen appeared on the 11/05/16 Lifetime docu-series about the Ramsey case. On November 7, 2016, he spoke about the murder on Al Warren’s “House of Mystery” radio show and Dan Zupansky’s “True Murder” Podcast. On November 19, he was interviewed by Burl Barer for his “Outlaw Radio” program. All of these broadcasts can be accessed through archives.
Stephen and Joyce are represented by literary agent, Mel Berger, at William Morris Endeavor NYC.
On 4/24/14, Joyce and Stephen gave a talk on the Ramsey case at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle by Sedalia, Colorado. It was their second appearance at the castle.
Stephen, Joyce, and Eric Singular are writing a screenplay about an unexplored alternative energy, based on some of the undeveloped ideas of Nikola Tesla. Set in New Mexico, the script has become even more timely with the advent of the new administration in 2017. While politicians may be rolling back progress on climate change, this story offers drama with hope.
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. In Sept. 2014, Stephen appeared on ABC’s 20/20 with Deborah Roberts to discuss this case. Joyce and Stephen were hired as consultants on the case by ABC News. 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:
Aspen’s most famous socialite & the murder that rocked the A-list
In June 2015, the Singulars 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.
2011, Joyce completed her work on a memoir by businessman/philanthropist, Raymond Plank.
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.”
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 significant new information about developments not in the original book:
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.