Kathleen Hale is a true crime author and TV writer based in Los Angeles. She is the author of four books. Her work has been featured in Vanity Fair among other outlets.

Hale’s article on Gabby Petito was Vanity Fair’s most read piece of 2022. It was optioned by FilmNation.

Her fourth book, SLENDERMAN: Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls was optioned by Littleton Road Productions. SLENDERMAN won the 2023 Midland Writers Award for Non Fiction, and was recently nominated for an Edgar Prize.

You can read her most recent piece for Vanity Fair here.