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Kerrie Droban Zhivago    

Attorney & Award-Winning True Crime Author

Droban is an attorney and award-winning author of several best-selling true crime books, one of which (Vagos, Mongols & Outlaws) was made into a miniseries called "Gangland Undercover" initially produced by the History Channel and renewed for a second season by A&E. Two of her books won the USA News National Book Award for best true crime and best memoir. She is a graduate of Union College, The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and The University of Arizona where she earned her Masters, Masters of Fine Arts and Juris Doctorate.

Kerrie has written articles for TIME, appeared in multiple national television shows including CNBC's American Greed, "A Widow's Web" "A & E's "Gangland" "Behind Enemy Lines", the American Hero's Channel, "Codes and Conspiracies," Investigation ID, Discovery Channel's "Deadly Devotion,""Fatal Vows," and in episodes of Grave Mysteries, "Deep Undercover," (Netflix) "Homicide City Philadelphia," and "Vengeance Killer Millionaires," (HLN).

She has been a keynote speaker at national writing conferences, has spoken about writing true crime, living undercover, and the pathology of the criminal mind. As a divorce lawyer she has spoken to various women's groups about the perils of marrying (and divorcing) the narcissist and sociopath and other related issues. Also competed and participated in Celebrate Your Life's 8-week Speaker Training Program.

Speech Topics


  • How Dunnit It: Dissecting the Gary Triano Investigation
  • Did I Marry A Sociopath?
  • What To Expect When Divorcing A Narcissist.
  • Left to Tell: From Grief to Triumph
  • Doing Time for the Crime: Under and Alone
  • Villains are People Too
  • From Book to TV/Film--Gangland Undercover
  • Surviving the Narcissist
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Creating Healthy Boundaries: The Art of Saying "No."

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