Sam Frances Katz
For the past 22 years, Sam Katz has been the writer, editor, and executive assistant to the president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association (DEA), the labor union of 18,000 active and retired NYPD Detectives. She writes and edits the union magazine, The Gold Shield, the union’s website, legislative memos, political endorsements, anti-parole letters, and a myriad of other internal and external communications for the largest Detectives union in the country. Katz has a diverse background in radio, film, public relations, and promotion. Nine years ago, she also resurrected her long-buried performing aspirations and now can occasionally be found on the improvisational theatre stage. In September of 2018, Katz self-published a limited edition of a large format, coffee table book called Ask Me How This Happens, a script, a scrapbook, a memoir, dealing with the loss of her broadcasting career to sexual harassment and emotional abuse when she was 26 years old and at WNBC AM Radio 66 of the National Broadcasting Company. Katz hopes joining the Author’s Guild will lead to literary representation in order to garner a wider distribution for her book. The book is sold through 21st century social media and email, and 19th century word of mouth. Prospective buyers and theatre fans can contact Katz through her Facebook page.