Sam Frances Katz
For the past 21 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. Eight years ago, she also resurrected her long-buried performing aspirations and now can occasionally be found on the improvisational theatre stage. In 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 the National Broadcasting Company. The memoir is expected to come off the presses in September. She hopes joining the Author’s Guild will lead to literary representation in order to garner a wider distribution for her book.