Monday, April 9, 2012

Kelly Moran Presents: The Truth Is Coming...

Laurie Bembenek was convicted of murdering her husband's ex-wife, Christine Schultz, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 28, 1981. Her story garnered national attention after she escaped from Taycheedah Correctional Institution with the help of Milwaukee factory worker DOMINIC GUGLIATTO, a brother of another inmate. Gugliatto met Bembenek in prison and had fallen in love with her. The fugitive couple were "on the run seeking love, justice and freedom" as Gugliatto's father would claim.  This daring escapade has inspired books and movies. The slogan "Run, Bambi, Run" was created and printed on T-shirts.
This is DOMINIC GUGLIATTO'S story. He reveals the truth and lies surrounding the escape and what happened on the run.
**Contest: KELLY MORAN is giving away an e-book copy of YOU NEVER HAVE TO REMEMBER THE TRUTH to one lucky commenter. Don't forget to leave your e-mail so Kelly may contact you if you should win. CONTEST ends on Sat. April 14th at 12:00pm PST.

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.
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Kelly Moran is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she resides with her husband, Darren, three sons, Logan, Evan, & Ethan, and her black lab, Willow. A good portion of her family lives in the Carolinas so she spends time there, as well. She attributes her success to her family and friends.
Kelly learned at a young age that she loved to spin a good story, and that she was good at it. She has been known to say she gains ideas from everyone and everything around her, and there is always a book playing out in her head. After all, characters don't shut-up until they're heard. No one bats an eyelash when she talks to herself now.

She began her writing career in the Indie market, having self-published five novels and becoming the recipient of an Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1993, inducted into the Who's Who Book of Americans in 2006, a Finalist in the 2008 Best Books Award, and a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards before moving into the traditional market.

Nowadays she a respected book reviewer for Bookpleasures, interviews authors on her blog, and is a Romance Writer's of America member. Her children's book was featured in GRAND MAGAZINE, as "Kids Book Author of the Week," and her new romance was a "top reviewer pick" at Night Owl 

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Kelly's hobbies include: reading, crafts, movies, cooking, gardening, card games, spending time with loved ones, and sleeping when she can. She is a closet caffeine junkie and chocoholic, but don't tell anyone. She is also a practicing Catholic and works part time in the healthcare field.


Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much for having me, Karen.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips


I'm so glad you could be here today. What an interesting book. I didn't know anything about this case until now. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

A lot of people may not know it, but it truly is fascinating. I'm glad I did this, but sure will stick with my imaginery friends and fiction from now on! XO

hannah duckett (facebook or email in message) said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi kelly, just read the description of the book and it sounds extremely interesting. Can't wait to read it after reading your fiction books. Good luck with this book and future projects
Hannah :) (

Katrina Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

I love reading about true events and this sounds really interesting. I hadn't heard of this one either.

I have a question: Did you find it difficult to write about a true story than writing fiction?

mysweetpirate at yahoo dot com

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kelly,

Interesting. I like my romance, but a true life story has me intrigued.

cnickol at verizon dot net

Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Katrina. Though the story got national attention, it was most popular in Wisconsin and Ontario Canada. I'm still shocked how many people outside those areas remember, though. And this was hard to write. In fiction, when things don't go right, I can change it. Every detail of this book had to be correct and varified. A daunting task. Again, so happy I did it, but man... never again. Thanks for the interest. XO

Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Cathy. I'm a romance reader and writer normally too. I think the biggest reason I agreed to do this was the romance behind it actually. Sigh. The things we do for love. Anyway, thanks for the interest. XO

Kendra Corona said... Best Blogger Tips


I love watching true life stories on TV. This story sounds really good.

Please enter me in the contest.
jkcorona5209 at yahoo dot com

Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Kendra! I hope you like it!

Calisa Rhose said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't believe I missed this! Yes I can. My internet has been iffy at best for the last week. lol I commend you for taking on such a daunting project, Kelly. Having some memory of this case from my (much) younger days, I am very interested to read this memoir from Nick. Great job. :)

Nancy Jardine said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on crossing from fiction to non-fiction. I'm sure it made for interesting moments as you ensured you weren't crossing, or blurring, any lines. sounds quite daunting. Good luck with sales.

Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

It was quite a project, and I will be sticking to fiction from now on, lol. Thanks for the interest, guys! XO

Kelly Moran said... Best Blogger Tips

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

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks again Kelly. I wish you the best success!!

Congratulations Katrina!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

5 stars. Crime, love and romance, betrayal, and honesty. A definite page turner and a must read!