The Law & Order- Special Victims Unit Unofficial Companion is a comprehensive guide covering the first 10 seasons and includes a synopsis and an objective analysis for each episode, as well as commentaries or recollections from the people involved in crafting the one-hour tale. It goes after the heart of SVU through interviews with actors, writers, producers, casting agents, location scouts and others. The authors peek behind the scenes of the bicoastal operation, observing the progress of an entire episode shot in New York City and a script fine-tuned in Los Angeles. The book provides fascinating insight, delighting SVU devotees who love on-screen and backstage trivia. In addition, creator Dick Wolf offers readers a gripping foreword to the book.
Susan Green is an award-winning journalist. She freelances for Vermont Life, a quarterly magazine; the Burlington Free Press, the state's major daily newspaper; and Seven Days, an alternative weekly. She also has reviewed films for BoxOffice magazine and written entertainment stories for The Hollywood Reporter. Her articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Premiere and USA Today, among other national periodicals.
With Kevin Courrier, Green coauthored two editions of Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion (Renaissance/St. Martin's Press, 1998 and 1999). Her coffee-table book about Bread & Puppet Theater came out in 1986 (Green Valley Media). She contributed a chapter to Backstory 3: Interviews with Screenwriters of the `60s (University of California Press, 1997) and her short fiction has been published in several literary journals. Randee Dawn is a New York-based journalist and is a senior editor with The Hollywood Reporter. Randee freelances for MovieMaker magazine. She has previously worked for Soap Opera Digest, National Public Radio's Living on Earth and WGBH-TV's The Ten O'Clock News. In the past 20 years she has covered the entertainment industry for Billboard, The Boston Phoenix, E! Online, New Musical Express and other national and international publications. She also contributed to the first edition of Les Series Tele, a French book about American television and has a paralegal certificate from New York University. Her short fiction has appeared online in 3AM Magazine and on the Well-Told Tales podcast.