Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Interview with Kelly Moran, Author of You Never Have to Remember the Truth (Giveaway)

Kelly Moran is an author of several published books, recipient of an Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement, inducted into the Who’s Who Book of Americans, placed as a Finalist in the 2008 Best Books Award, a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards, a respected reviewer for Bookpleasures, a former staff writer for Poetic Monthly Magazine, and a Romance Writers of America member. She also interviews authors on her blog and offers Manuscript Critique Consultations. Though most of her family is in the Carolinas, she resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, three sons, and black lab.

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Where did you grow up?

I grew up and still reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is also where most of this book takes place.

When did you begin writing?

Really young. Mostly with poetry and short stories. By the time I was in high school, I knew romance was my niche. When I had kids, the children's books came. This memoir is the first and last one in this genre I'd write.

What is this book about?

You Never Have to Remember the Truth: The Nick Gugliatto Story blurb:

It was one of the most sensational murder cases in U.S. history. Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, a former Playboy waitress and ex-Milwaukee police officer, was arguably railroaded and convicted of murder. When all hope of proving her innocence seemed lost, she planned a daring escape from prison with her boyfriend, and together the lovers slipped into Canada under assumed names. Now, nearly twenty years after the escape, Dominic Gugliatto wants to set the record straight. The man who laid it all on the line tells a different tale — one of deception and betrayal. For the first time, Gugliatto speaks out about the lies and secrets long buried. That Bembenek knew more about the murder than she professed, and that the prison escape involved co-conspirators, including a retired Milwaukee police officer. The truth is coming, told by the only man who knows it all.

What inspired you to write it?

I got a call from an old colleague asking me some publishing questions. After a short conversation, she directed me to my co-author, Dominic Gugliatto, and I began writing his memoir.
How is it similar to other books in its genre? How is it different?

In the book, there's a whole Q&A section with Dominic on this subject. A few books have been written about this case, but this book is told in a humorous, conversational tone in first-person. It just doesn't detail what's known, but what's happened since. There's also a lot of tourism information on the areas.
What is the most important thing readers can learn from your book?

The truth.
Where can readers purchase a copy?

The book is available in Hardcover or eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.

What is up next for you?

Back to romance. I have a romantic suspense coming out later this year, The Drake House, and I'm currently working on another contemporary romance, The Dysfunctional Test.

Is there anything you would like to add?

Thanks so much for having me by. I'd be happy to give away one free e-copy to a commenter. If interested, there is a page on Facebook for the book:, and the trailer on Youtube at:

Thanks for the offer of a giveaway, Kelly. I'm definitely going to take you up on it.

If you want a chance at winning a free e-copy of You Never Have to Remember the Truth, Like the book's Facebook page at, then leave a comment here with your Facebook username, your  email address, and any other comments for the author.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, April 13th. Winner must be 18 years of age or older. Only those following the rules of this contest will be entered. Winner will be selected by Good luck!


Lisa Mason said...

Good luck with the book, Kelly! xo

Kelly Moran said...

Thanks, Lisa!
And thanks for having me, Cheryl!
Good luck everyone. Hope you enjoy the book! xo

Sandra Dailey said...

No need to go to facebook first. As a fan, I liked it a few days ago.
I remember the media attention this story got at the time. I'm looking forward to reading the truth. Thanks for this unique opportunity and good luck.

Sandra Dailey

Kelly Moran said...

Thanks, Sandra. Let me know if you like it! XO

Carlus Wilmot said...

Best of the luck with the new book and I hope to purchase this one in the future .

Kelly Moran said...
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Kelly Moran said...

I'm having trouble commenting. I hope this shows up.
I hope you guys like the book, and thanks for commenting!

Kelly Moran said...

And the winner is... Sandra. Grats, I'll email you in a bit. Thanks again for having me, Cheryl.

Kelly Moran said...

And the winner is, Sandra! Grats, you'll get an email soon.
Big thanks to Cheryl for having me!

Cheryl said...

Hi Kelly,

I had the giveaway running through Friday the 13th, but if you want to send it now, that's fine.

Thanks for being my guest.