Daily News Reporter Shopping Book About Newtown Tragedy

By Jason Boog Comment

New York Daily News reporter Matt Lysiak is shopping a book proposal about the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year.

Yesterday Lysiak helped break a story that collected emails written by Adam Lanza’s mother before her son’s rampage in Newtown. Here’s more from the book proposal:

Far from being the random act of insanity most have portrayed, the shooting that shocked our nation was a meticulously well-thought out premeditated attack years in the making by a violent video-gamer so obsessed with “kills” that he was willing to go to any length to achieve the top score … Drawing on hundreds of interviews, thousands of pages of police files, psychologists, and going over a decade’s worth of emails from his mother to close friends that chronicled Lanza’s slow slide into mental illness, this book will be the first comprehensive account of the tragedy.

Martin Literary Management president Sharlene Martin is representing the journalist. She represented Raffaele Sollecito for his memoir, Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox. She also represented Jessica Buchanan for her book, Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six.

A portion of the proceeds from this book sale will be donated to the families of the victims of the Newtown tragedy.