LORETTA DILLON is a blogger, author and playwright. She began her writing career publishing a neighborhood newspaper and handwritten and illustrated books as a child in a Cleveland suburb. Because her strongest literary influences were MAD magazine and Mark Twain, she discovered a knack for writing song parodies and short plays to entertain her friends. This proved an amusing (but not terribly lucrative) past time.
Inevitably, when introduced to the internet, Dillon wrote and hosted a blog where she wrote over 1200 articles and has been a contributor to Blogcritics since 2005. Selected entries of Dillon’s coverage of the Laci Peterson murder case were published as a book in 2005, Stone Cold Guilty The People of California vs. Scott Lee Peterson, which was honored as a finalist for a non-fiction “Blooker” award.
Dillon's first play, "The Smoking Diary" premiered off-Broadway at the ATA Chernuchin Theater in New York City on July 30, 2009. She is currently working on another play.
Cleveland's first accused serial killer since the infamous "torso murders" buried at least ten bodies in his house...and counting.
To circumcise or not? It's now a political debate!
Mackey alienates his main constituency - was it ego, hubris or simply a bad marketing decision?
As disappointing as a 45-second roller-coaster that you wait in line two hours to ride.
Moore portrayed Roger Smith, CEO of General Motors, and George W. Bush as avaricious, secretive demagogues.
Why did the 9/11 Commission omit and distort many facts that pointed to (at the very least) complicity among government officials and massive obfuscation?
The ultimate chronicle of the Laci Peterson case.
His first sentence reveals the reason his book fails as a treatise proclaiming Scott Peterson's "factual innocence".
While Frey is laughing all the way to the bank, millions of readers have been duped.
The prevailing controversy surrounding Stanley “Tookie” Williams’s impending execution on December 13 is a good example of why the death penalty should be eliminated in states like California.