Having worked in and around the newspaper industry for many years, it was not surprising to me that I wanted to write a book involving a newspaper. In honor of Risking Trust, I'd like to share a variety of actual headlines from various newspapers. Some are sad, some simply reflect events that touched our lives and some are just plain funny.


And here they are:

The Sampson Indepenent: "Bonnie Blows Clinton"
Newburyport Morning Herald on the sinking of Titanic: "Band Played Till End"
New York Post: "Headless Body in Topless Bar"
The San Francisco Examiner regarding 9/11: "Bastards!"
I can't resist the headlines regarding former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner. From the NY Post: "Weiner's Rise and Fall"
NY Daily News on Princess Diana: "Diana Dead"
The NY Post to LeBron James on a visit to NY: "Welcome to NY, jackass."
The New York Times: "Men Walk On Moon"
Chicago Daily Tribune: "Amelia Missing; Search Sea"
More Weiner headlines. NY Daily News: "Stick A Fork In Weiner"
The Philadelphia Daily News on Bin Laden: "We Got The Bastard!"
The New York Times on election of President Obama: "OBAMA"
From the News Chronicle: "Hitler Dead"
The Chicago Tribune: "Assassin Kills Kennedy. Lyndon Johnson Sworn In."
The Record: "Alton Attorney Accidentally Sues Himself"
Random Funny Headline: "One-armed man applauds the kindness of strangers"
Another funny headline: "Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Weapons Found."
More from the NY Post on Anthony Weiner: "I'll Stick It Out."
Funny headline: "Utah Poison Control Center reminds everyone not to take poison"
NY Post on Tiger Woods sex scandal: "Tiger Pulls Out!"

Risking Trust

Roxann Thorgesson's world is out of control. After her father suffers a fatal heart attack, she must take over as publisher of Chicago's second-largest newspaper. Then her ex-boyfriend Michael Taylor, CEO of his own security company, shows up needing a favor. The last thing Roxann needs is Michael around causing trouble—and potential heartbreak—but he's involved in a scandalous story she can't pass up.

Twelve years ago, Michael walked out on Roxann without explanation. Now he needs her help. Michael's estranged wife has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. He offers something no newspaperwoman could refuse: exclusive access to his headline-making murder accusation, in exchange for her help in uncovering the true killer. When their investigation leads them to a city hall conspiracy, both their lives and their newly reignited flame could be permanently extinguished.