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writer :
Emilio Corsetti
Christian "Kit" Martin mug shot after his arrest at the Louisville Airport

I am seeking representation for a work of narrative nonfiction concerning the wrongful conviction of Christian “Kit” Martin, who was convicted in June of 2021 for the triple homicide of three of his neighbors. I Will Ruin You lays out the facts of the case and offers evidence that calls into question his conviction. I have a completed book proposal.

On the night of September 5, 2012, Kit Martin asked his wife, Joan, for a divorce. She responded by threatening to ruin his life and career by accusing him of abuse. For the next four years, Kit faced an onslaught of accusations from Joan, including domestic abuse, child abuse, child molestation, and sexual assault. He was even the subject of a six-month espionage investigation over allegations made by Joan concerning international spying.

Kit, an army Major, successfully defended himself from the numerous allegations but still faced a court-martial with a potential combined sentence of fifty-eight years. One of the key witnesses who planned to testify at the court-martial was a married neighbor suspected of having an affair with Joan. That man, Calvin Phillips, his wife Pam, and neighbor Ed Dansereau were murdered on November 18, 2015, two weeks before the scheduled start of the court-martial trial. This true crime story covers the many twists and turns that led to Kit’s court-martial, his arrest at the Louisville airport moments before he was to serve as the first officer on a scheduled flight, and his subsequent conviction and life sentence. One last note about the triple homicide: One month after the murders, Joan entered an AT&T store to enquire about unlocking a cell phone. As it turns out, the phone Joan had in her possession belonged to one of the murder victims.

I have spent most of my working life as a professional pilot. I retired in January 2022 as an international captain for a major airline. My writing career began when I started writing articles related to aviation topics. I have been published in regional and national publications. I have also independently published two nonfiction narrative books. I am drawn to stories of injustice and can’t think of a more worthy project than one that sheds light on a man serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. You can learn more about my background and this story at

Emilio Corsetti III

This writer is looking for an agent
Biography, History, Narrative nonfiction
"Frightening Flight. On May 2, 1970, ALM Flight 980 from New York to St. Maarten was forced to land in the rain-swollen Caribbean, where it floated for ten minutes before sinking in deep waters. How the fifty-seven passengers survived for an hour and a half in the shark-infested waters until the Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy arrived to the rescue, is harrowingly told here." Karl Helicher Foreward magazine

“Scapegoat is a scathing indictment of nearly everyone involved in the investigation, particularly the NTSB and Boeing. They quickly reached a conclusion – that the pilot and crew were hiding something – and ignored or minimized any evidence that suggested otherwise.” —Readerviews

Scapegoat: A Flight Crew's Journey From Heroes to Villains to Redemption

The book Scapegoat, along with the adapted screenplay Tailspin, has been optioned by Michael-Ryan Fletchall at Experience Media Studios for a planned ten-episode mini-series

35 Miles From Shore: The Ditching and Rescue of ALM Flight 980 – Winner of the 2018 Audiobook Listeners Award for Nonfiction
I Will Ruin You - Book Proposal
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