The Prison Break from Dannemora and the Manhunt that Captured America
Wild Escape is the gripping debut work of imprisonment, escape, and survival by New York Daily News crime reporter, Chelsia Rose Marcius. It all began with one idea: to talk to the man who broke out of prison and lived to tell the tale. Click here to learn more and here to purchase.
Writing Wild Escape has taken Chelsia to a number of places in the past two years, from upstate New York to North Carolina. She has worked in a number of places while on and off the road, from cabins to hotels to her local library and the neighborhood coffee shops — wherever the story takes her.
While working on her first book, Chelsia continued to cover other stories as staff reporter for the New York Daily News — from the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Orlando, to the courts and crimes scenes of New York City. Since joining the News in 2012, she has landed nearly 1,000 bylines both online and in the paper. You can read her most recent work here.
Since September 2017, Chelsia has taught Journalistic Inquiry: The Written Word at New York University, a first-level reporting and writing course that emphasizes in-depth research and interviewing techniques. (To view her NYU bio, click here.) Chelsia is committed to her students, who she regards as the best and brightest in this new generation of journalists.