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BIO

J. Reuben Appelman’s true-crime memoir, The Kill Jar, was published by Simon & Schuster in hardcover, trade paperback, eBook, audio, and big print editions (2018-2019). The Kill Jar was the inspiration for the Investigation Discovery television series, “Children of the Snow,” with Appelman serving as on-camera investigator and Executive Producer (Hulu, 2019).

 

Appelman has written, produced, and story edited documentary films including Jens Pulver | Driven (Amazon and Netflix), and Playground (Netflix), produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh. Additional screenwriting work includes the films Cha-Cha-Cha!,a political satire which he wrote in collaboration with director Michael Hoffman (The Last Station), and a children’s adventure drama, The Five, starring Dan Lauria (The Wonders Years) and Madisen Beaty (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). Most recently, Appelman completed the documentary, You’re What I Want Wrong with Me, which he wrote, produced, and directed. 

As radio host of the Idaho-based, weekly broadcast, The Writer's Block with J. Reuben Appelman, Appelman scripted, produced, and conducted hour-long, in-depth interviews with film and literary talents such as cinematographer, David Klein (Homeland, True Blood), actor Dylan Bruno (CSI Miami, Numb3rs, Grey's Anatomy), screenwriter and actor, Will McCormack (Elf, Celeste and Jesse Forever), and Pulitzer prize-winning author, Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See).

 

Appelman's true-crime podcast series, "You Know They Know: The Oakland County Child Killer," launched in 2019. 

 

J. Reuben Appelman is a two-time State of Idaho Literature Fellow, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Boise State University and has published two book length collections of poems, Woodsmoke (Boise City) and Make Loneliness(Otis Books). He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and is currently at work on a crime drama for television. He can be reached via Jean Anne Rose at Simon & Schuster.