Sinners & Saints Consulting

Sinners & Saints Consulting We specialize in content consultation and creation for publishing, film, and television, specializing in criminal justice, religion, and spirituality.

Our S&S consultancy is run by prize-winning journalists, authors, and husband-wife team MAURICE POSSLEY and CATHLEEN FALSANI. MAURICE is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written about, investigated and consulted on issues involving criminal justice in the United States and abroad for more than 30 years. A 1972 graduate of Loyola University in Chicag

Our S&S consultancy is run by prize-winning journalists, authors, and husband-wife team MAURICE POSSLEY and CATHLEEN FALSANI. MAURICE is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written about, investigated and consulted on issues involving criminal justice in the United States and abroad for more than 30 years. A 1972 graduate of Loyola University in Chicag

Operating as usual

Some happy news: we are delighted to welcome Brandan Robertson to the S&S Consulting family, where Cathleen is honored t...
07/01/2021
How Brandan Robertson, a.k.a. the 'Tik-Tok Preacher,' Is Taking on the Anti-LGBTQ Teachings of His Faith

Some happy news: we are delighted to welcome Brandan Robertson to the S&S Consulting family, where Cathleen is honored to be representing this remarkable human as his literary agent. Welcome “hot TikTok preacher”!! So glad you’re here and cannot wait to see where this grand adventure takes you next.

Contact: [email protected]
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'Tik-Tok Preacher' Brandan Robertson Takes on Anti-LGBTQ Teachings - Rolling Stone (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/tiktok-preacher-brandan-robertson-lgbtq-faith-1185814/)

#bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #agentsofinstagram #literarylife #pride🌈 #writinglife #literati #tiktokpreacher

Amid the pandemic, the progressive minister found a new way to spread a more inclusive, modern gospel

Cathleen Falsani
09/21/2020
Cathleen Falsani

Cathleen Falsani

Pleased to announce that Maurice and Cathleen have a few openings for new clients for later this autumn and winter.

If you've got a book proposal, a different kind of writing project or other creative endeavor you'd like to get off the ground, give them a shout.

Pricing on a flexible scale, from hourly to multi-year projects.
www.sinnersandsaintsconsulting.com/

Cathleen's first deal agenting. We could not be more stoked, proud, and blessed to be along for the ride with the incred...
07/21/2020

Cathleen's first deal agenting. We could not be more stoked, proud, and blessed to be along for the ride with the incredible Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

HT Broadleaf Books

Congratulations to our first agenting client, @Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, for selling their next book, BECOMING EMBODIED,...
07/15/2020

Congratulations to our first agenting client, @Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, for selling their next book, BECOMING EMBODIED, to the fine folks at Broadleaf Books, for release in the spring of 2022.

We're so proud of Robyn and grateful for the work they do and the light they are in the world.

Bravo!!

Pleased to announce that Maurice and Cathleen have a few openings for new clients beginning in July. If you've got a boo...
06/11/2020

Pleased to announce that Maurice and Cathleen have a few openings for new clients beginning in July. If you've got a book proposal, a different kind of writing project or other creative endeavor you'd like to get off the ground, give them a shout.

Pricing on a flexible scale, from hourly to multi-year projects.

www.sinnersandsaintsconsulting.com/

Hashing Out the Law
03/21/2020

Hashing Out the Law

New Episode, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Maurice Possley, coming soon! 🎙⚖️

#Podcast #HashingOutTheLaw #Pulitzer #Journalist #Book #CrimeStory #ProsecutorialMisconduct #Conviction #LawLife #Author #HashemiLaw #BetterCallHash #LosAngeles #California #Attorney #Lawyer

Maurice Possley has a new book coming w/ former Gov. George Ryan about his vanguard decision to end the #deathpenalty in...
02/13/2020

Maurice Possley has a new book coming w/ former Gov. George Ryan about his vanguard decision to end the #deathpenalty in Illinois.

"Until I Could Be Sure" (w/ foreword by Scott Turow) drops 6/10.

Available NOW for pre-order. Here are a few links:

AMAZON: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1538134543/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_wlArEbNF7TCFZ

INDIEBOUND (to order from your local independent bookstore):
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781538134542

ROWMAN&LITTLEFIELD (to order directly from the publisher):
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538134542/Until-I-Could-Be-Sure-How-I-Stopped-the-Death-Penalty-in-Illinois

Happy to announce that Maurice and Cathleen have opened their schedules up again to take on select new clients. They've ...
02/07/2020
Book a Consultation

Happy to announce that Maurice and Cathleen have opened their schedules up again to take on select new clients. They've also added the option to purchase and schedule a consultation right from the S&S website.

Visit: https://www.sinnersandsaintsconsulting.com/book-a-consultation.html

And please pass on the word about our taking on new clients if you know someone with a book, film, TV, or other writing project/idea who's looking for guidance to bring it to fruition.

A hearty congratulations to our dear friend and first agenting client, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, on the publication of t...
10/22/2019

A hearty congratulations to our dear friend and first agenting client, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, on the publication of their powerful new book #ActivistTheology from Fortress Press.

Brava! Brava! So grateful for your prophetic voice.

We're blessed to be working with you and can't wait to see how your story unfolds next. Watch. This. Space.

Mazel Tov to our friend and client @jefftacklind @jtacklind on the recent publication of his marvelous first book, The W...
09/12/2019

Mazel Tov to our friend and client @jefftacklind @jtacklind on the recent publication of his marvelous first book, The Winding Path of Transformation with. @ivpress . It was not only an honor but a true pleasure to work with you in the early stages of developing this beautiful book. If you haven’t read it yet, do. It’s a classic no doubt you’ll return to again and again. #bookstagram #literaryconsultant

Wanting to say a warm welcome to our newest clients, Jennifer Dawn Watts (@jenniferdawnwatts) and Dave Davis (@daviddavi...
09/12/2019

Wanting to say a warm welcome to our newest clients, Jennifer Dawn Watts (@jenniferdawnwatts) and Dave Davis (@daviddavis06) — beyond delighted to be collaborating with you on your exciting and important book projects. #bookstagram #literary consultant @ Sinners & Saints Consulting

Cathleen Falsani
01/30/2019

Cathleen Falsani

In my favorite book of 2019 so far,
@jefftacklind collects the wisdom of middle places—those quotidian plateaus between victory and defeat; the sweeping pasturelands of uncertainty that connect glory to humility and hold them in active tension. For me, Jeff’s “The Winding Path of Transformation” joins Annie Dillard’s “Holy the Firm,” @frederickbuechner’s “Telling Secrets” and Nouwen’s Genessee Diary as precious companions on the journey that I’ll return to again and again. Can’t wait for more of you to get your hands on it’s out in July. See preorder link below. Bravo, Rabbi!
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Preorder: https://www.ivpress.com/the-winding-path-of-transformation

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting once again is accepting new clients:It's a new school year, wh...
08/31/2018

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting once again is accepting new clients:

It's a new school year, which to many of us will always feel like a fresh start—the ideal time to begin a new project, or finish something you've wanted to see through to completion for years but just ... couldn't ...quite ... get ... there.

Have no fear! Cathleen and Maurice are here to help you.

Do you have a writing project, book proposal, or manuscript you've been wrestling with or trying to get off the ground?

Do you have a manuscript or screenplay to be copyedited, fact-checked, or similar? Or maybe you're searching for feedback on the overall direction of your manuscript, screenplay, thesis or dissertation?

Are you working on a documentary or fiction film, television script/episode, screenplay or pitch with religion or criminal justice content you want to make sure you get right?

Need a hand growing your social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, blog traffic, subscriber list, etc.)?

We are at your service.

Drop us a line and lets see how Sinners & Saints can help you give your project wings for success

Cathleen: [email protected]
or [email protected]
Maurice: [email protected]

We are fully booked for the first half of the year, BUT:1) We have a waiting list and can put you and your project on it...
01/16/2018

We are fully booked for the first half of the year, BUT:

1) We have a waiting list and can put you and your project on it; and
2) We are happy to talk about smaller projects and larger projects for the second half of 2018.

Please drop us a line anytime if you're thinking about taking the leap and getting that manuscript/proposal/screenplay/documentary off the ground THIS YEAR.

We can help you.

[email protected]
[email protected]

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting once again is accepting new clients:

It's a new school year, which to many of us will always feel like a fresh start—the ideal time to begin a new project, or finish something you've wanted to see through to completion for years but just ... couldn't ...quite ... get ... there.

Have no fear! Cathleen and Maurice are here to help you.

Do you have a writing project, book proposal, or manuscript you've been wrestling with or trying to get off the ground?

Need a hand growing your social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, blog traffic, subscriber list, etc.)?

Do you have a manuscript or screenplay to be copyedited, fact-checked, or similar? Or maybe you're searching for feedback on the overall direction of your manuscript, screenplay, thesis or dissertation?

Are you working on a documentary or fiction film, television script/episode, screenplay or pitch with religion or criminal justice content you want to make sure you get right?

We are at your service.

Drop us a line and lets see how Sinners & Saints can help you give your project wings for success

[email protected]
[email protected]
or [email protected]

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting once again is accepting new clients:It's a new school year, wh...
08/25/2017

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting once again is accepting new clients:

It's a new school year, which to many of us will always feel like a fresh start—the ideal time to begin a new project, or finish something you've wanted to see through to completion for years but just ... couldn't ...quite ... get ... there.

Have no fear! Cathleen and Maurice are here to help you.

Do you have a writing project, book proposal, or manuscript you've been wrestling with or trying to get off the ground?

Need a hand growing your social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, blog traffic, subscriber list, etc.)?

Do you have a manuscript or screenplay to be copyedited, fact-checked, or similar? Or maybe you're searching for feedback on the overall direction of your manuscript, screenplay, thesis or dissertation?

Are you working on a documentary or fiction film, television script/episode, screenplay or pitch with religion or criminal justice content you want to make sure you get right?

We are at your service.

Drop us a line and lets see how Sinners & Saints can help you give your project wings for success

[email protected]
[email protected]
or [email protected]

Hear Maurice Possley on Jason Flom's powerful podcast, Wrongful Convictions: In 1981, a woman was brutally attacked on t...
07/30/2017
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom | reVolver Podcasts

Hear Maurice Possley on Jason Flom's powerful podcast, Wrongful Convictions: In 1981, a woman was brutally attacked on the roof of a parking garage in Chicago. She was beaten, r***d, robbed, and forced into the trunk of her car. Two employees recognized her car as it was leaving the garage and attempted to stop the assailant from driving away, but the perpetrator escaped on foot, leaving the victim locked in the trunk. Based only on a composite drawing and description of the assailant, both of which were created based on the memory of the parking garage employees, a Chicago Police Department officer accused Jerry Miller of the crime, claiming that he had seen Mr. Miller looking in a parked car’s window some days prior. The two garage employees both identified Mr. Miller in a lineup, but the victim said that she couldn’t positively identify her assailant because he had threatened to kill her if she didn’t keep her eyes closed. Mr. Miller and his father both testified that they were watching a pay-per-view boxing match at the time of the crime, but despite his alibi and the total lack of physical evidence connecting him to the crime, in 1982 Jerry Miller was convicted of r**e, kidnapping, and robbery. It wasn’t until 2005, when the Innocence Project took on Mr. Miller’s case, that the victim’s clothes were subjected to DNA testing, yielding a profile that excluded Mr. Miller. In 2007, Jerry Miller was exonerated, having spent 25 years in prison for a r**e that he didn’t commit. He is joined by Maurice Possley, Senior Researcher at the National Registry of Exonerations and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written about, investigated and consulted on issues involving criminal justice for more than 30 years.

Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom is a podcast about tragedy, triumph, unequal justice and actual innocence.

The Latest from Cathleen Falsani
07/03/2017
The Latest from Cathleen Falsani

The Latest from Cathleen Falsani

"The 1967 camera, which I bought last year on eBay for $13, is one of my prized possessions. It reminds me of Patti Smith, the punk poet-iconoclast, who has made ethereal, often haunting images with a similar model for much of her life. And Patti Smith reminds me to be brave, curious, true, and pres...

Congratulations to our friend and client Ryan Sanders on the publication of his book UNBELIEVABLE: Examining the Unlikel...
04/17/2017

Congratulations to our friend and client Ryan Sanders on the publication of his book UNBELIEVABLE: Examining the Unlikely Beauty of the Christian Story.
Order yours here: http://a.co/80MFbG1

Sinners & Saints Consulting
02/09/2017

Sinners & Saints Consulting

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting is once again taking on new clients:

It's a new year, a fresh start, tabula rasa, the ideal time to begin a new project, or finish something you've wanted to see through to completion for years but just ... couldn't ...quite ... get ... there.

Have no fear! We are here to help you.

Do you have a writing project, book proposal, or manuscript you've been wrestling with or trying to get off the ground?

Need a hand growing your social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, blog traffic, subscriber list, etc.)?

Do you have a manuscript or screenplay to be copy edited, fact-checked, or similar? Or maybe you're searching for feedback on the overall direction of your project?

Are you working on a documentary or fiction film, television script/episode, screenplay or pitch with religion content you want to make sure you get right?

We are at your service.

Drop us a line and lets see how Cathleen Falsani and Maurice Possley can help you give your project wings for success in 2017!

[email protected]
[email protected]
or [email protected]

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting is once again taking on new clients: It's a new year, a fresh ...
01/05/2017

We are happy to announce that Sinners & Saints Consulting is once again taking on new clients:

It's a new year, a fresh start, tabula rasa, the ideal time to begin a new project, or finish something you've wanted to see through to completion for years but just ... couldn't ...quite ... get ... there.

Have no fear! We are here to help you.

Do you have a writing project, book proposal, or manuscript you've been wrestling with or trying to get off the ground?

Need a hand growing your social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Medium, blog traffic, subscriber list, etc.)?

Do you have a manuscript or screenplay to be copy edited, fact-checked, or similar? Or maybe you're searching for feedback on the overall direction of your project?

Are you working on a documentary or fiction film, television script/episode, screenplay or pitch with religion content you want to make sure you get right?

We are at your service.

Drop us a line and lets see how Cathleen Falsani and Maurice Possley can help you give your project wings for success in 2017!

[email protected]
[email protected]
or [email protected]

Mazel Tov to our friend and client Jeff Tacklind on the recent sale of his first book project, White Alder & The Middle ...
01/05/2017

Mazel Tov to our friend and client Jeff Tacklind on the recent sale of his first book project, White Alder & The Middle Place, to the fine folks at InterVarsity Press. So proud of you, Jeff, and delighted your wonderful book has found such a great home.

We just want to give a shout out, back pats, and air hugs to two of our friends and clients, Kristi W and Kristi H, for ...
09/12/2016

We just want to give a shout out, back pats, and air hugs to two of our friends and clients, Kristi W and Kristi H, for bringing in their projects with great style, honesty, passion, and ferocity.
You should be very proud. We certainly are of you both.
https://youtu.be/VtUWs6muGzg

Very interesting reading for those of us interested in how people find, discover, and ultimately read books in an era of...
09/05/2016
Why Discoverability Should Be Publishers' Biggest Priority - DBW

Very interesting reading for those of us interested in how people find, discover, and ultimately read books in an era of overwhelming noise, media, and input.

Discoverability has to be book publishers' biggest priority. With the right discovery strategy, you can increase your products’ visibility and your revenue.

The buzzword of the moment is PLATFORM. Here is some good advice from our agent, Chris Ferebee, about what agents and pu...
06/27/2016
What Should Be Included in the Platform Section of a Proposal?

The buzzword of the moment is PLATFORM. Here is some good advice from our agent, Chris Ferebee, about what agents and publishers currently are looking for when it comes to an author's audience and potential reach:

http://www.christopherferebee.com/blog/2016/6/22/what-should-be-included-in-the-platform-section-of-a-proposal

Everybody hates talking about platform. We get it. We do to. But the reality of publishing today is you have to be building one. For reasons we'll tackle in a later post, the ability of a publisher to "make" a bestseller has diminished greatly. The unfortunate reality is that most books are sold to…

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PUBLISHING

Our editorial services offered for both analog and digital publishing media include macro-level conceptual editing/consultation, content editing, and/or copy editing (aka "line editing") for:

book proposals
book manuscripts
long-form articles/essays
academic theses/dissertations
speeches
screenplays
self-publishing and e-books
ghostwriting (books only)


FILM & TELEVISION

+ general topical consulting on issues and themes related to criminal justice including the court system, the death penalty, wrongful convictions, prosecutorial misconduct, coerced confessions, eye-witness identification, faulty and junk science, cold case investigations, and exonerations.

+ general topical consulting on issues and themes related to spirituality and religion, including Catholicism (globally and in the United States in particular), the papacy (and Pope Francis is particular), evangelicals, religion and politics, religion and culture, faith/beliefs and social justice, spirituality and film/television, faith and the environment, religion/spirituality and hot-button social issues including the death penalty, gun control, LGBTQ rights, reproductive and end-of-life issues; spirituality and music, expressions of faith in the public square and popular culture, Islam in America, Judaism, interfaith relations, liturgy, theology, ritual, dogma, canon law, interreligious dialogue, faith and the U.S. presidency, Jewish-Christian relations, and the culture and rituals as they are practiced today (and in the past) of a wide range of religious traditions.

+ fact-checking and specific research for religious/spiritual content including the customs, culture, language, and dress of both the clergy and the laity today and in the past

+ locating and securing of experts in a religious/theological/spiritual field for in-depth consultation

+ advising about outreach to religious/spiritual communities for film and television projects

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