Marilee Strong is an award-winning essayist who specializes in reporting on crime and psychological and social ssues. She is the uthor of two earlie books: " A Bright Red Scream, " on the aftereffects of childhood abuse and trauma, and " Erased, " which presented an original criminal and psychological profile of a uniqu sense of intimate-partner homicide. She has also written widely on topics such as child abduction, women in prison, gang rap, hate groups, and psychological treatment for sex offenders. She is a graduate of Columbia University 's Graduate School of Journalism, where she awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship, the colleg 's highest honor. She is the recipient of more than a dozen writing and reporting honors, including a National Headliner Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Excellence Award. She has been a guest on NBC 's " Dateline, " Fox News' " On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, " the BBC, and many other TV and radio shows around the US, and has been appeared in several ilm and television documentaries on the ubjects of her work.