I was a young mother who always thought that the legal system was fair and balanced and that women had pretty much achieved equality. I was shocked and horrified at how not true that was. I experienced it first hand with my daughter, Lisa Bianco, her experiences and eventually, her murder by her ex-husband, Alan Matheney. I then became a victim's advocate and worked in legislation and learned more. I vowed at the height of our fleeing from the stalker's hunt that someday I would attempt to educate the public as to what it's really like for women and attempt to define why this is true. The book is titled "Who Killed Lana B?" I do not, however, excuse domestic violence from women nor any use of the system to intimidate a man. My book will be controversial because, unlike my lobbying days, political correctness will not be a priority. There is general research along with what I call my considered opinions based on my experiences. It is not a "for women only" book, but a book for everyone. Who Killed Lana B? Who do you think?
How great is it to be able to speak to people without dressing up and driving or flying all over to speaking engagements television talk shows.and conferences? Along with this opportunity is the obligation to keep sending the message of truth that I spent 12 years taking to the public That is the message that domestic violence is a little spoken of and very much vested issue in the general public topic. It has been said that what the American public doesn't know is what makes up the American public. My book, Who Killed Lana B? is the byproduct of 20 years of overview and interaction with the criminal, victim and the legal system, lobbying for victims and those charged with the aftermath.. It attempts to put domestic violence into the realm of everyone as getting one step up in their understanding of social issues. In future blogs I will feature excerpts from the book, that will be , as one reader observed, real eye openers. I sincerely hope that people will allow themselves to partake of what I offered to the public free. It's the gift of Lisa's and my pain and the knowledge received. The difference is that having finished my political work, I no longer am politically correct. People would come up to me in the street and say "Please don't ever stop doing what you do. Politicians only tell us what they want us to know. We believe you." This is a not for women only read. Happy learning!.