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A powerful and terrifying window into the psyche of a serial killer . . .

New York Times best-selling author Jillian Lauren’s personal, haunting account of confronting serial killer Samuel Little and her determination to lift up the voices of his victims for the first time.

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(COMING 2022)

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Confronting A Serial Killer

As she slips deeper into Little’s sordid world, Jillian realizes

that she may become, psychologically, his last victim.

Debuting at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2021
Coming to STARZ on April 18, 2021

New York Times best-selling author and memoirist Jillian Lauren uncovers serial killer Samuel Little’s darkest secrets and aids law enforcement in solving a multitude of cold case murders targeting marginalized communities, particularly women of color, while struggling to reconcile her own history of addiction and abuse with her present-day mission to return the identities of previously nameless bodies and forgotten women.

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From Actress to Stripper to Harem Member

Source: CNN

The New York Times

The New York Times



"Confronting A Serial Killer is a disturbing must-watch for true-crime fans"

Source: AV Club

Publisher's Weekly

Publisher's Weekly



Some Girls: A Memoir of Life in a Harem

Source: NPR

Washington Post

Washington Post

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About Jillian

Jillian Lauren is a writer, storyteller, adoption advocate, rock-wife, and lousy kickboxer. She is the New York Times best-selling author of the memoirs Everything You Ever Wanted, and Some Girls: My Life in a Harem, and the novel Pretty. Some Girls, in which she recounts her time spent in the harem of the Prince of Brunei, has been translated into eighteen languages. She was the only journalist to extensively interview Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in American history. This experience is chronicled in Joe Berlinger’s hit Murder Book: The Women Who Brought Down Samuel Little. Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Paris Review, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Elle, Flaunt Magazine, The Daily Beast, Salon, and many others. Her work has been widely anthologized, including The Moth Anthology and True Tales of Lust and Love.

Jillian is a regular storyteller with The Moth and performs at spoken word and storytelling events across the country. She did a Ted talk about adoption and identity at Chapman University in 2014. She has been interviewed on The View, Good Morning America and Howard Stern, to name a few; Jillian is married to Weezer bass player Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles with their two sons.