Brian Whitney has been a prisoner advocate, a landscaper, and a homeless outreach worker. Both as an author and a reader, Whitney is drawn to stories that are transgressive and push boundaries.
His first high profile book was written with Gil Valle, the erstwhile Cannibal Cop, and the subject of the HBO documentary “Thought Crimes.” Since then Whitney has written with or interviewed many high profile people such as Luka Magnotta who was featured in the Netflix doc “Don’t F#ck With Cats” and Charity Lee whose story was told in the documentary “The Family I Had”. Two of his books have been optioned for film.
Whitney’s work has been featured prominently in the media and has been covered by such outlets as Newsweek, Esquire, , Dr. Phil, Fox News and People.com, A sought after speaker, he has appeared on Inside Edition, Savage Love, the Last Podcast of the Left, True Murder, True Crime Garage and was a presenter at CrimeCon in 2019. Aside from his work as an author he has written for Alternet, Cracked, Pacific Standard Magazine, Paste Magazine, and many other places.
He lives on the coast of Maine.