Fisher College today is proud to announce that six of its students have been chosen to join the research team of national bestselling author Casey Sherman and award winning former Boston Herald lead investigative reporter Dave Wedge for their upcoming book – BOSTON STRONG.
BOSTON STRONG is a highly anticipated chronicle of the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings and promises to provide an inside look into the tragedy and the aftermath - from the searing heat and carnage of the explosions at the finish line where ordinary spectators suddenly became first responders to the dying and seriously wounded, to the intense investigation which led to the lockdown of an entire city during one of the largest manhunts in American history.
BOSTON STRONG will be published by UPNE in the fall of 2014. The authors have also sold movie rights to the project to the producing team behind the Oscar winning film, The Fighter and Disney’s upcoming epic, The Finest Hours. News about the BOSTON STRONG book/film made headlines in Time Magazine and major media outlets around the world.
“This is an important book that requires thousands of hours of research and first hand interviews with the victims, members of law enforcement and first responders,” said co-author Casey Sherman. “We chose the group from Fisher College to assist us because each student was affected by the tragedy in a unique way. They understand what this project will mean to the history of our city and they will allow us to provide a fresh perspective to our readers. The Fisher College students will also get hands on experience conducting interviews, analyzing government documents and a further appreciation for Boston’s history.“Boston has always been a city under siege,” Sherman said. “We look forward to teaching and learning from these talented young people.”
Assisting the authors will be Fisher College students; Delia Brimmer of West Simsbury, Connecticut; Kaleigh Cordeira of Tiverton, Rhode Island; Victoria Guay of Maidstone, Vermont; Fredline Louis of Malden, Massachusetts, Katherine Taylor of South Salem, New York, and Rebecca Lake of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
About the Authors
Casey Sherman is considered one of America’s pre-eminent true crime authors and investigative journalists. Sherman’s books include The Finest Hours (now in development at Walt Disney Pictures), ANIMAL: The Bloody Rise & Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin , Search for the Strangler (now in development at FOX Television) & Bad Blood. Sherman has been a finalist for Massachusetts Book of the Year honors and the prestigious New Hampshire Literary Prize for non-fiction. Sherman has been a featured guest on NBC’s Today Show and Dateline NBC, CBS’s The Early Show, 48 Hours and the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Discovery, The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel and The View.
Dave Wedge is an award-winning investigative journalist who most recently served as the Boston Herald’s Chief Enterprise Reporter. Wedge has covered a variety of local and national news and political stories in his career, including reporting from Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001, the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage fire, the 2000 Edgewater Technology office massacre, the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire and the 2004 and 2008 presidential races. Wedge had served as the Herald's bureau chief at the State House and City Hall and has covered the administrations of former Gov. Mitt Romney, Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Wedge has also been a go-to journalist for media across the globe covering the Boston attacks, giving riveting interviews and providing accurate information and expert analysis for major radio and TV networks.