Fred Rosen is a veteran true crime author with 24 books published world-wide, including the true crime classic, Lobster Boy: The Bizarre Life and Brutal Death of Grady Stiles Jr. (Pinnacle, 1995). Film and TV rights to this book have been sold to “Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” movie star Sam Worthington’s Full Clip Productions. A script has been written.
Rosen's book There But For the Grace of God has also been optioned by Mike Powell, who has written the script. The package is currently being marketed to producers. He appears frequently as a crime expert on both network and cable TV shows.
Dateline NBC did a whole segment on the case he wrote about in his book Trails of Death: The True Story of National Forest Serial Killer Gary Hilton (2011, Titletown Publishing). On the Discovery, Investigation Discovery and TLC channels, he's been On the Case with Paula Zahn (twice), Wicked Attraction, Sins and Secrets: Anchorage and Blood, Lies and Alibis.
A former columnist for Arts and Leisure Section of The New York Times, Rosen has a Master of Fine Arts in Cinema from the University of Southern California’s famed film school. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Film at the New York Institute of Technology.